Thinking about how to go about converting your face-to-face course into an online class for the upcoming semester? Don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! This prep guide will help you to take some “bite-sized” steps toward transitioning your course online. In addition to our online resources, there are several opportunities to get more support: including one-on-one conversations with CTL consultants, synchronous workshops, and asynchronous opportunities to engage with your colleagues at Baruch.
We recommend that you start to prepare at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester, in order to give yourself plenty of time to consider or rethink each core aspect of your course development—such as your learning goals, activities, assignments, and assessments, and how you are going to communicate with students. Converting your course to an online environment, especially for the first time, can tap your time and energy. We get it. We hope that this guide will make it a less stressful process.
Here’s a video introduction of the guide.
Please note that this is a suggested timeline, and an example for your reference. We recommend starting with Week 1, or you may choose whatever topic interests you most:
Alternatively, you may follow Professor Virginia Woolf on her journey toward preparing a course for online teaching. Follow the story as it unfolds week-by-week:
Follow the link below for answers to some frequently asked questions about online teaching at Baruch College:
This guide was produced by the Baruch Center for Teaching & Learning. Content contributors include Lindsey Albracht, Tamara Gubernat, Hamad Sindhi, Seth Graves, Ron Whiteman, and Allison Lehr-Samuels. Video production by Seth Graves and Ron Whiteman. Virginia Woolf Teaches Online designed and produced by Katherine Tsan. Additional thanks to Pamela Thielman, Christopher Silsby, Craig Stone, and Alfred Waller for review and support.
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