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 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 in-person courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in in-person courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in in-person courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Blended Synchronous Courses

(Blended 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 blended synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in blended synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in blended synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Blended Asynchronous Courses

(Blended 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 blended asynchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in blended asynchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in blended asynchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Blended Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous Courses

(Blended 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 blended mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in blended mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

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

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Fully Online Synchronous Courses

(Fully 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 fully online synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in fully online synchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in fully online synchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Fully Online Asynchronous Courses

(Fully 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 fully online asynchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in fully online asynchronous courses

Strategies to ensure academic integrity in fully online asynchronous courses

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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Teaching Strategies for Fully Online Mixed Asynchronous and Synchronous Courses

(Fully 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 fully online mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

Strategies to lecture effectively in fully online mixed asynchronous and synchronous courses

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

Strategies to help students navigate technical problems during online exams

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