Design

Revisit your course design

It’s likely your course has changed over the last 18 months of remote learning—and it may change again with the return to on-campus teaching. Think about how you will integrate the best parts of both the pre-COVID and online versions of your course. Rather than looking at the entire course, which can be overwhelming, focus on the first few weeks of term, when students are most likely to be remote.

Consider pre-recording your lectures

You may want to reuse pre-recorded lectures from last year or create new instructional videos for students unable to attend your class. The Remote Teaching page includes information about the tools available to do this and how to use them.

Use a Canvas template for consistency and organization

Consider using a template as a foundation for organizing your Canvas course. Students reported that courses based on templates were especially helpful during emergency remote teaching, as they provided a cohesive and consistent way to navigate the website.

Promote flexible learning

You can add more flexibility to your course by developing more content or adding materials online, to complement (flipped classroom) or supplement (blended learning) what will be done in the classroom. If you are teaching to both face-to-face and remote students, it is important to design your course in a way so that both groups have as equitable of a learning experience as possible.