Coronavirus Updates

Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching Considerations

The transition from on-campus to remote instruction can be challenging for both instructors and students.  As instructors rethink their approach to their courses in a remote setting, Brown recommends the following considerations: 

  • Keep it Simple
  • Use Supported Tools
  • Prioritize Asynchronous Instruction

Remote Teaching Preparedness Checklist


Make sure all students are aware of the communication method you use to convey pertinent course information.


Adapt your syllabus (policies, due dates, assignments) and make it available digitally.

Distribute Course Materials

Share with students files such as readings and handouts.

Collect Student Work

Collect student assignments in one place and provide feedback.

Remote Class Exams

Reconsider assessments and consider making online assessments lower stakes than in-class assessments.

Class Discussion

Simulate an in-class discussion in an asynchronous digital format to allow students to contribute and be engaged.

Record Lectures

Record a lecture online with a slideshow and share it with students in the Canvas Media Library.

Synchronous Class and Online Office Hours

Hold live online sessions where instructors and students can share audio, video and screen presentations. Synchronous class sessions should be recorded for full inclusion of students regardless of time zone or accessibility needs. Office hours provide an opportunity for one-on-one or small-group communication.

Instructor-Focused Resources

Instructor-Focused Support Avenues

  • Schedule a customized small-group or department-wide consultation about online pedagogy and learning tools with a Digital Learning & Design Instructional Designer by emailing [email protected].
  • If you have questions about how to make pedagogical shifts to your course content or assignments, contact the Sheridan Center by emailing [email protected].
  • Drop-in to Open Office Hours, which are offered in the time slots listed in the calendar, to get individualized assistance with Canvas, Zoom, and Lecture Capture.
  • Reach out to the Library by emailing [email protected] to digitize materials that currently are not electronic.
  • Contact the College by emailing [email protected] if you have questions regarding academic policies.