At this site we will compile useful resources that you can use during the summer to improve your courses for online teaching. These resources were assembled from suggestions from faculty, and also from looking at pages at our peer institutions. Enjoy!

For Faculty

This site from Williams College is a very useful page with resources for instructors working with remote students and online teaching.
This site from Bates College offers useful links for equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices and student engagement.
This site from Columbia University offers practical tools for teaching online including Creating Online Exams
This site from Carleton College is a useful resource for planning for instructional continuity when teaching remotely. This site from Swarthmore College provides several links to online teaching resources from other schools in areas such as Labs, Dance and Studio Art. This site is a useful resource for online teaching tips from Stanford University. At this site you will find a link to 10 Strategies for Creating Inclusive and Equitable Online Learning Environments, as well as a link to Accessibility Considerations for Online Teaching. This link will take you to the Bowdoin Remote Learning and Teaching page where you will find a link to their remote teaching readiness checklist. This site from Harvard University is a useful resource for teaching remotely, including Technology and Tools ➜. This site from Swarthmore College provides practical guides for various online teaching tools. This site from Oberlin College of Conservatory offers Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning. This site from Cornell University is a useful resource for preparing for alternative course delivery during Covid-19. Here you will find an online instruction readiness quiz. This site from Yale University includes a great tool – Moving from Campus to Online (PDF). This site from University of Massachusetts offers steps to take to make the shift to remote teaching. This site from UCSD offers strategies for remote instruction. This site from University of Washington is a good resource for online teaching. It includes suggestions for Alternatives to high-stakes exams.

Social Learning Resources

Perusall Here you will find a description of how you can utilize Perusall in Brightspace. Follow this link to a Getting Started guide.

Padlet Here is the link to get started with Padlet. You might also enjoy the following resources Padlet 101 for Higher Education and Padlet Tour.

Quizlet is a free study application that helps you create flashcards and learning tools. Please refer to the following links for step by step guides: Quizlet for Teachers, Teachers: Getting Started, Embedding Sets.


Strategies for Exams During Remote Learning – from Amherst’s Center for Teaching and Learning 

Unproctored Online Assessments – University of Wisconsin Extended Campus Resource

Best Practices for Online Tests – Pepperdine

Thwarting online exam cheating without proctor supervision  – Jr, Cluskey, & Ehlen, Craig & Raiborn, Mitchell. (2011). Journal of Academic and Business Ethics.


Restructuring Natural Science Labs for Remote Teaching – from Amherst’s Center for Teaching and Learning 

Remote Labs – from The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard

Firsthand or secondhand data in school labs: It does not make a difference – Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 16, 013102 – Published 9 March 2020


Resources for moving dance-based pedagogy online

Studio Art

Ideas for teaching clay online

For Students & Faculty

This site from Lafayette College is a good resource for students who want ideas for remote peer collaboration. It includes a detailed guide for collaboration using Google Drive This link to Stanford University’s Remote Learning page for students offers resources for students including a guide to Sleep Smarter: debunking common myths about sleep. This site from Amherst College provides students strategies for learning remotely. This site from Macalester College is a good resource for both online teaching and learning. It includes a useful Zoom guide.