As COVID-19 has accelerated the need for effective online instruction, the HBCU Consortium has compiled a list of open source trainings to help improve online teaching instruction. Please note that this is not an endorsement of any of these resources.
Transitioning from Face to Face Teaching to Online Teaching60 min On Demand Webinar
On this Amazon Web Service webinar, Gaurav Malik, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Informatics, University of East London will share lessons learned in making the transition for a large cohort of students to online teaching.
Create Engaging Online Labs and Activities55:48 min video
On this Amazon Web Services webinar, Dave Braunschweig, Professor of Computer Information Systems, Harper College will examine two structured approaches to create engaging online labs and activities you can use immediately with your students.
Best Practices for Online Grading and Assessment60 min On Demand Webinar
On this Amazon Web Services webinar, Dave Braunschweig, Professor of Computer Information Systems, Harper College will consider a variety of best practices for online grading and assessment, including: online activities and assessment techniques, individual assignments and team projects, and formative assessments and summative assessments
Online Instructional Strategies That Just Plain Work60 min On Demand Webinar
During this unique and engaging Amazon Web Services webinar, Instructional Designer Dr. Lodge McCammon will share some strategies that are working in online classrooms at Wake Tech Community College. Throughout the presentation, you will hear from a variety of instructors and students while Dr. Lodge models an active online learning environment.
Creating Videos Your Students Will Watch60 min On Demand Webinar
On this Amazon Web Services webinar, Donna DeMarco, Computer Science and Information Technology Professor, Kutztown University provides tips and best practices for recording be short and on point videos using your laptop or home computer. These tips focus on recording yourself as well as how to set up, record, and post your video lessons.
Zoom Best Practices
Zoom has emerged as the technology of choice for higher education because it is simple to use, has consistently high video and audio quality, and it has a great mobile experience. Plus it is easy to use for web conferencing, and different learning modalities. Here are some resources for making the most of this video conferencing platform.
Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual ClassroomBlog post
As security has become a concern for teaching online, here are some best practices for keeping your virtual classroom secure.
Engaging Students: Whiteboard, Screen Annotation, Polling, Chat, and Breakout SessionsBlog post
The University of Minnesota’s comprehensive guide on using Zoom for synchronous class sessions
Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on ZoomBlog post
Teacher tips and tricks from Zoom