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This page provides a clearinghouse of resources for instructors moving to online instruction as well as instructors who are already teaching online.  Please check back frequently, as it will be updated as new resources become available.

FSCJ Resources

  • FSCJ provides up-to-date FSCJ information on Covid-19 for students, faculty, and staff.
  • The Academic Technology Blog provides educational technology related tips and resources that are highly beneficial for faculty teaching online.
  • The Academy for Teaching and Learning provides helpful tips on converting face-to-face courses to online courses. The site also lists contact information of Academy members and Faculty Development Specialists.
  • The Center for eLearning, in collaboration with faculty subject matter experts, has developed hundreds of Master Courses containing learning units, assignments, assessments, rubrics, etc. Please request preview access to any of these Master Courses through email at CEL@fscj.edu.
  • Please request a consultation with the Center for eLearning instructional designers through email at CEL@fscj.edu.
  • Instructors who are teaching hybrid and face-to-face sections at FSCJ have access to the Canvas Faculty Community. The community provides Canvas training resources, technical help resources, and offers opportunities to share and discuss ideas among instructors.The Community is accessible through canvas.fscj.edu.  Note:  Instructors will need to log in with FSCJ credentials to view the Canvas Faculty Community.

Instructor Resources for Online Teaching

  1. Read this article for some basic tips and answers to common question about the transition from ground to online learning: Online Learning: Some Notes for Going Online Midsemester
  2. While targeted at instructors in the Humanities, this article is a great resource for instructors transitioning to online learning. The article provides tips, encouragement, and guidance, as well as research and data related to online instruction:  ‘As Human as Possible’
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  4. In this article, a history professor at Grand View University provides his tips to make the transition to online learning “less brutal”: How to Make your Online Pivot Less Brutal
  5. This article is a condensed version of a podcast interview (link to podcast in article) with Bonni Stachowiak, the dean of teaching and learning at Vanguard University of Southern California. This article provides practical tips and discussion surrounding the transition to online learning: Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors
  6. This article summarizes research EDUCAUSE conducted about student, faculty, and institutional readiness for online learning. The article summarizes data and provides guidance and suggestions surrounding topics, such as device access, LMS use and training, and learning environment preferences for activities and assignments: Student Readiness to Adopt Fully Remote Learning
  7. This article provides an instructional planning guide for Instructors who have been abruptly forced to transition to an online modality: So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online
  8. This article provides a list of considerations for institutions transitioning to online learning: Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry)
  9. Worried about moving your lab section online? According to Heather Taft, lead faculty for natural and physical science at Colorado State University Global, it is possible! Taft provides an overview of online lab options, along with their respective pros and cons, and tips and guidance for conducting an online lab: How to Quickly (and Safely) Move a Lab Course Online
  10. This article provides a candid discussion about the challenges and opportunities posed by online instruction: A Letter to Educators Teaching Online for the First Time
  11. This clear and concise article breaks down six guiding principles for teaching online: Shifting Online
  12. Quality Matters (QM) offers an Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) checklist. The checklist encompasses considerations, tips, and actionable strategies for a classroom-based course that is transitioning to temporary online instruction: QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist
  13. A sudden transition to online learning presents many challenges, and this is especially true of students who are already at a disadvantage. Students may be digitally and technologically illiterate, lack access to Wi-Fi, or be dealing with a disability, among other issues. Read this article for suggestions on how to best serve struggling students who face challenges with online learning:  How to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online
  14. Daniel Stanford, director of faculty development and technology innovation at the DePaul University Center for Teaching and Learning, created a Google document and complied a comprehensive list of online teaching resources at colleges across the country. Readers can add their own college’s resources to the list as well: Remote Teaching Resources
  15. Read this article for a list of publishers, and the actions they are undertaking to assist students and instructors during the coronavirus pandemic: What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic. 
  16. (FLVC) Florida Virtual Campus compiled, a list of efforts, practices, and resources Florida’s higher educational institutions, are taking on during the coronavirus pandemic: Distance Learning Student Service’s Covid-19 resources
  17. Read this PDF for suggestions for teaching a synchronous class. It provides instructional strategies for engaging students before the course, during the course, and after the session: Suggestions for Teaching a Synchronous Class

Scientific Articles related to Covid-19    

  1. Read this article for a clear explanation for the science behind Covid-19 testing: How do the tests for coronavirus work?
  2. The Washington Post provides simulations for how Covid-19 spreads given certain scenarios, such as forced quarantine, social distancing, and a free-for-all: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to 'flatten the curve'
  3. This article explains how, on the molecular level, soap and water is sufficient to kill bacteria and viruses, such as Covid-19: Why Soap Works
  4. Read this article for an overview, including graphics, for how Covid-19 invades and attacks the body, as well as the body’s response to the virus: How Coronavirus Hijacks Your Cells
  5. This article dispels common misinformation and phony ‘Miracle Cures’ that are circulating on social media platforms: That ‘Miracle Cure’ You Saw on Facebook? It Won’t Stop the Coronavirus

Special Covid-19 Publisher’s Support




Cengage is offering students free access to digital platforms and 14,000 etexts through Cengage Unlimited for the remainder of Spring Semester.                          

Lumen Learning

For Spring 2020 classes, Lumen is offering free transition to Lumen Waymaker and OHM Coursework.           

McGraw-Hill Education

For the remainder of the Spring Semester, McGraw-Hill Education has made learning platforms McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS free to instructors.                                   


Pearson is providing free access to etexts through VitalSource or Redshelf if instructors were previously using printed Pearson course materials that are supported by an e-text.


For the rest of Spring Semester, free access to e-texts will be available, in cooperation with participating publishers.   


Sage is offering free access to e-texts via both VitalSoure and RedShelf. They are also offering free course materials that can be downloaded into Canvas. Finally, they are providing free access to their journals and digital library.  

Vital Source

From March 16 through May 25, 2020, access to e-texts will be available for free to students who sign in with their student email address.  Here is a list of participating publishers. 

W. W. Norton

W. W. Norton is providing instructors free access to assessments tools InQuizitive and Smartwork.  


Wiley is providing learning platforms for free to instructors:  WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, and zyBooks. They are also providing free e-text access on VitalSource.com.