LTSE Online Teaching Tools Tips for Teaching Online

Tips for teaching online

Establish rapport, stay in contact, develop your online activities and let students know ‘you are there’.

What to do

  • Welcome your students and encourage introductions via the discussion board.
  • Schedule a ‘live’ discussion board time.
  • Introduce Collaborate (real time communication) via the discussion board conversation.
  • Proactively manage communications via the Class Conversation tool by initiating conversation around a topic - for example by posting a ‘provocative’ statement and inviting response.
  • Demonstrate the communication tools students can use in Ultra.

Tools

What to do

    • Clearly present the sequenced learning journey you require students to undertake in the order you want them to experience it.
    • For each resource or activity you introduce to the subject, provide instructions and explanations about how it relates to the learning.
    • Link the topic to the learning outcomes and/or assessment tasks.

Tools

What to do

  • Plan and design your assessment for the online environment.
  • Non-weighted assessment for feedback combined with weighted assessment is a best practice strategy.
  • Provide personal feedback in a recorded audio format or in writing.
  • Provide feedback to students regarding their learning progress by offering online quizzes.
  • Written assessment tasks can be explained and presented in Ultra. Drop boxes to collect submissions and check the originality of students’ work can be created. Recordings, individual and group, can be submitted as a link in the drop box comments box.

Tools

The Teaching with Technology at JCU diagram shows JCU supported technologies, according to the following purposes:

  • Delivery of course content
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Tracking student activity
  • Assessment and feedback

Teaching with technology

When designing for blended learning, this diagram provides a way to consider which technologies can support planned activities and enhance student learning.