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Recommended NYU-supported options for remote teaching in an emergency

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Getting Started with Remote Teaching

If you’ve had to transition to teaching your course remotely, we’re here to help! This quick reference guide will help you make a smooth transition to remote teaching without requiring you to redesign your entire course. The resources in this guide have been gathered from a larger collection of best practices for teaching online.

Asynchronous Remote

Plan a mix of synchronous and asynchronous activities

Structure your remote class to take advantage of activities that work best asynchronously (student-paced, instructor-guided) and synchronously (in a live Zoom environment). Integrating asynchronous content into your course can help to reduce “Zoom fatigue” and provide you with more information about how your students are doing. Asynchronous content may include a mix of activities such as watching videos, participating in discussion forums, or completing practice exercises.

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Remote Zoom

Get familiar with Zoom

Zoom is a key tool for delivering the “live,” or synchronous, parts of your course. In this section, you will learn how to schedule your Zoom class sessions, login to your NYU Zoom account, engage with your students, and best practices to make Zoom work for you.

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Remote Assessments

Assess students remotely

When teaching remotely you’ll need to adjust your exams and other assessments for a digital environment. In this section, we’ll look at alternative options for assessing students online and ways to discourage cheating.

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