Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching remotely

Learn best practices, important policies, and essential aspects of effective remote instruction. Here you will find practical guidance and resources to support you as you plan and teach your course remotely.

Start of quarter considerations

Updated content

June 23, 2020: Alternatives to high-stakes exams.

Get started

What to consider as you dive in — set realistic expectations, understand policies, and communicate with students.

Put classroom activities online

Once you determine your goals, identify the technologies that will help you meet them.

Technology how to guides

Schedule a class session, record a lecture, create assignments — learn the nuts and bolts of your online teaching tools.


Address potential hurdles: illness, absence, access, and privacy.

Get help

  • Join live virtual office hours offered by Learning Technologies. Arrive late, leave early, listen to other questions from faculty.
  • Participate in live online workshops on Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto offered by Learning Technologies.
  • Enroll in Learning Technologies’ Teaching with UW Technologies Canvas site to learn more about technology you can use to support your online instruction.
  • Enhance your digital course design and digital pedagogy skill set by signing up for the next session of Teaching Online 101, a fully-online, asynchronous workshop (5-week or self-paced option).
  • Discover asynchronous and synchronous technology how-to guides and evidence-based teaching resources on this site.
  • Request a departmental or other group session from the Center for Teaching and Learning via our request form.