Online Teaching Alternatives for In-person Based Practices

Current Practice Online Alternative
Instructor-led lecture Create your Wofford Zoom Account by contacting IT to record lectures or host live class sessions. Consider assigning existing videos (TED Talks, Khan Academy, YouTube videos, and podcasts).
Content shown in class Share readings and texts via Moodle
Instructor-led mini lecture plus student-driven discussion Deliver mini-lecture in real time or pre-recorded via Zoom. For synchronous discussion run a live session on Zoom. For asynchronous discussion use Moodle Forums with a question prompt.
Group/team-based in-class discussions Use Zoom breakout rooms to manage small group discussions. Bring students back into larger Zoom session to share out.
Use a jigsaw where students meet on their own time in one set of groups for discussion or to work out a problem and then jigsaw to report out via a live Zoom session to other groups of students, moderated by the instructor.
Reading discussions Use Perusall to have students write comments on readings that can be uploaded (faculty and student access for uploaded readings is free).
Papers Use email, Moodle Assignments, or OneDrive@Wofford to collect student papers or other works in pdf or Word format to review and grade.
Exams Moodle supports various types of questions (e.g., multiple choice, numeric entry, text entry, essay, file upload). A written exam can be posted on Moodle and proctored via a Zoom meeting where all students are muted. Consider shifting in-class exams to take-home exams.
Student presentations Use Zoom for live presentations; Read a blog post by Duke Learning Innovation here: “Online Student Presentations“.
Labs Harvard’s LabXchange is an open and free option for virtual labs. Alternatively, record a video of a lab demonstration and then create an assessment that has students analyze the lab experiment and write a lab report. If the key objective of the experiment can be data analysis, use previous student data and have the current students complete the analysis. It is also helpful to check with your textbook publisher to see the online content and activities available to you and your students. Many textbook publishers have consultants that can help you plan your lab-based simulations.
Scaffolded research papers These may be particularly tricky if you were counting on lots of on-campus interactions. Consider what the key goals are and if they can be achieved via a shorter project. If the key goal is source-related, consider an annotated bibliography. If the key goal is related to asking and answering questions, a research proposal might be an appropriate substitute.
* This list was adapted with gratitude and acknowledgement from Duke University's Teaching Continuity Plan.