Quick Transition to Remote Instruction

keep teaching: covid-19 resources for UNC instructorsYesterday, the University announced opens in new window that all undergraduate in-person instruction will shift to remote learning starting tomorrow, August 19.

We understand this may present some challenges for instructors who planned to teach in-person this semester. Know that support is available for you.

We highly recommend continuing to check the Keep Teaching website opens in new window, a resource for all UNC Faculty and Teaching Assistants on using remote instructional tools and methods. You can also request a 30-minute confidential consultation opens in new window to discuss any challenges, plans, strategies, tools, or concerns you may have.

The website is updated frequently, and there is a new Remote Teaching page opens in new window to help you quickly transition to remote instruction. Here is a gist of what you will find on this resource page.

Teaching Strategies for Remote Instruction

See Remote Teaching opens in new window for details on each of these teaching strategies, with examples of synchronous and asynchronous activities:

  • Lectures
  • Group Projects
  • Polling
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Whole Class Discussion
  • Writing / Drawing on Board

Best Practices for Emergency Remote Instruction

More information can be found on these general best practices on Remote Teaching opens in new window:

  • Stay up to date on the latest campus developments
  • Communicate often and share resources
  • ID which course adjustments must be made immediately
  • Help students navigate changes to your course
  • Anticipate that your teaching and your student experiences will be different
  • COVID-19 and students needing accommodations

If you need assistance with any campus-supported technologies, please submit a help request opens in new window. We’re here to help you and your students navigate this challenging time.