Teaching Strategies for UAlbany Course Modalities

ITLAL has developed several short articles focused on specific teaching strategies that can help you teach effectively in any modality. Just click on the name of a teaching modality to go to a description of that modality and a list of relevant articles.

Teaching Strategies for 100% In-Person Courses

(In Person: These courses meet entirely in person for all class meetings. However, instructors teaching 100% in-person courses should become familiar with teaching strategies for remote instruction in the event of a sudden change in modality.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in 100% in-person courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in 100% in-person courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in 100% in-person courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Mixed-In Person: Alternating Attendance Courses

(Mixed In-Person Alternating Attendance: Students in the class are divided into two or more groups. Each group of students meets with the instructor in person in the classroom on an alternating schedule. Other class activities are completed online.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in mixed in-person alternating attendance courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in mixed in-person alternating attendance courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in mixed in-person alternating attendance courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Mixed In-Person Synchronous Simulcast Courses

(Hybrid – Synchronous Simulcast: This in-person class has one or more remote students. Some students meet with the instructor in the classroom at every class meeting, while all other students in the class interact with the instructor and their peers through Zoom in a synchronous manner.)
Note: For this kind of class, students register as either an in-person or an online student and then must attend class according to their selection. This means students who selected online cannot attend in person, and students who selected in-person cannot attend online.

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in mixed in-person synchronous simulcast courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in mixed in-person synchronous simulcast courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in mixed in-person synchronous simulcast courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Hybrid Synchronous Courses

(Hybrid Synchronous: These courses meet in person less frequently and involve online activities. In the online portion of the course, students and the instructor interact during scheduled meeting times using Blackboard or Zoom.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in hybrid synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in hybrid synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in hybrid synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Hybrid Asynchronous Courses

(Hybrid Asynchronous: These courses meet in person less frequently and involve online activities. In the online portion of the course, students and the instructor interact using Blackboard or Zoom without real-time interaction.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in hybrid asynchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in hybrid asynchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in hybrid asynchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Hybrid Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous Courses

(Hybrid Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous: These courses meet in person less frequently and involve online activities. In the online portion of the course, students and the instructor interact asynchronously using Blackboard, with some scheduled synchronous sessions via Zoom.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in hybrid mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in hybrid mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in hybrid mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for 100% Online Synchronous Courses

(100% Online Synchronous: These classes meet entirely online and are not assigned a physical classroom location. Students and the instructor interact during scheduled meeting times using Blackboard or Zoom.) 

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in 100% online synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in 100% online synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in 100% online synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for 100% Online Asynchronous Courses

(100% Online Asynchronous: These classes meet entirely online and are not assigned a physical classroom location. Students and the instructor interact using Blackboard or Zoom without real-time interaction.) 

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in 100% online asynchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in 100% online asynchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in 100% online asynchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for 100% Online Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous Courses

(100% Online Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous: These classes meet entirely online and are not assigned a physical classroom location. Students and the instructor interact asynchronously using Blackboard, with some scheduled synchronous sessions via Zoom.)

Before the semester begins, make contact with your students to prepare them for the format of your course and learn more about them. See this guide to Connecting with Students for recommended language and survey questions.

Strategies to engage students in 100% online mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in 100% online mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in 100% online mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams