Resources and Managing the Transformation

​Content Resources

  • Merlot – provides free access to curated online learning and support materials.

  • Khan Academy – includes free lessons in math, science and more. Usually 10 minutes or less.

  • Ted Talks – Embed relevant Ted Talks into your instruction. As students watch ask them to fill out this (or a similar) graphic organizer.

  • Annenberg Learner – Although their main focus is K-12, they have a plethora of lessons and resources for all disciplines that can be modified to fit your needs. 

  • TeacherTube – A free community for sharing instructional videos and content for teachers and students.

  • Best of History Websites – Provides links to more than 1,200 history websites.  

Student and faculty self-care

  • Coping with the Madness, the 4Rs. Suggestions from David Fraze. An 8 minute video. 

  • How faculty members can support students in traumatic times from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Includes:

    • Shock, Fear, and Fatalism

    • 10 Tips to Support Students in a Stressful Shift to Online Learning

    • Let’s Add Compassion to Our Online Curriculum

    • How to Help a Student in a Mental-Health Crisis

    • How to Make Your Online Pivot Less Brutal

    • Linking Course Content to the World around Us

    • Resources

    • Learning from Crisis



Guides for teaching online

Inside Higher Education's guide to teaching online. Some very practical advice for instructors in the short-term.

Take My Advice – Seventeen instructors offer guidance for colleagues teaching an online course for the first time (and for those seeking a few new ideas)