Remote Lecturing

There are several ways to accomplish remote lectures. Please try to use synchronous tools sparingly, if al all. Some students may not have Wifi or reliable phone connection to participate in online conferences; video and other synchronous connections require a stronger Internet connection than asynchronous ones.  Some students will have family responsibilities and time zone challenges.  Synchronous instruction of all of your students at one time will be difficult, often impossible

Because you will be  unable to meet with your class at the regular scheduled time, consider asynchronous activities.

  • Record lectures using Glow Course Media Gallery (also known as Panopto). The recorded video will automatically be loaded into the gallery for your students.  You should also upload your slides with notes and/or a transcript of your lesson.
  • Consider recording your lesson in 10 minute-ish chunks and then ask students to complete a quiz in Glow after viewing your pre-recorded lecture or completing assigned readings.
  • Ask students to work on problems, projects, or drafts online. They can do so either individually, in pairs, or groups.
    • After they submit their work, ask students to discuss it together.
    • Students may do their work asynchronously, but set a specific date and time for them to submit their assignments. 



Ideas for whether you are using asynchronous or synchronous modes of learning: A Twitter thread of ideas from Chinmay Kulkarni at Carnegie Mellon Human Computer Interaction Institute


Updated on March 20