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Remote Teaching

During this time of physical distance, we recognize the incredible task facing faculty and instructors who need to adapt their courses quickly. Many courses are well-established, were never intended to be delivered this way, and benefit greatly from in person delivery.

While this situation poses a significant challenge, often without perfect solutions, it is also an opportunity to consider new approaches. This page is intended to help with the process of adapting existing in-person courses for remote delivery as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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What's New

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google docTop Resources for Remote Teaching Basics, external link

A curated list of resources focused on getting started with remote teaching, engaging your students, assessments and more.

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Now Live: Inspired Teaching, opens in new window

A digital showcase that celebrates the efforts of Ryerson’s teaching community, highlighting successful strategies and lessons learned by faculty and instructors while teaching remotely.

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Five Tech Purchase Ideas to Improve Teaching from Home

As we look ahead to another semester of teaching remotely, consider ways to up your virtual teaching game.

Listen to the Latest Episode of Podagogies, external link

Episode 12: Discussions Done Differently with Dr. Damien Lee

Dr. Damien Lee is an Assistant Professor and Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biskaabiiyang and Indigenous Political Resurgence in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University. In this episode we discuss Dr. Lee's unique approach to asynchronous online discussions in remote teaching.

View the transcript for Podagogies Episode 12

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Adapting your course: a six-part guide

Over the last several months, the teams in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and teaching have worked together to develop a wealth of new resources. This guide takes this work along with additional research to help you adjust your course as efficiently and effectively as possible.

While it is presented in six parts, it is truly an iterative process. You will likely make "big picture" decisions as you go through the guides, but feel free to revisit, refine, and adjust as needed. 

The checklist

Download our companion checklist to keep track of your progress for each course you are adapting.

Tech for teaching

Tech for Teaching

Tech for Teaching includes tips, instructions, and best practices for using technology in delivering content and engaging students.

Large Class Survival Guide

Large Class Survival Guide

A compilation of tips for preparing and delivering your large sized course. 

ABC Online

ABC Online

This Course Design tool offers a streamlined process for designing and revising courses for online delivery based on sound educational principles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions we receive about remote teaching.

Faculty & Instructor Workshops

Faculty & Instructor Workshops

The remote teaching workshop series for faculty & instructors offers essential strategies and tools that will support your teaching success in an online environment. 

TA/GA Workshops

TA/GA Workshops

The TA/GA remote teaching workshop series covers many aspects of professional development in teaching in an online environment. 

Resources at-a-glance

Resources at-a-glance

This directory provides quick access to a comprehensive list of resources, all in one convenient space for easy reference.

Workshop Recordings

Videos & Workshop Materials

Access past workshop recordings, tutorials and session slides from the Remote Teaching workshop series and more.

Virtual Consultations

Virtual Consultations

Get personalized guidance and support from our Educational Developers, Instructional Technologists and Instructional Designers. 

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Virtual Proctoring

Access the latest information on the virtual proctoring tools available at Ryerson.