Remote Teaching

 E-books related to remote teaching

Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies

 This updated edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides instructors with “practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning…”. Read this ebook to learn about technologies that can be used to improve communication and student engagement within an online modality.

Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19

This concise book seeks to support “faculty needs for online course design, teaching, and continuous improvement.” Within each topic, this books offers introductory and foundational information, as well as information and resources for improvement and best practices.  

Educational Technology: A Primer for the 21st Century

In this scholarly work, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of educational technology. Readers will learn how to effectively use existing and emerging technologies, as well as how to apply pedagogical strategies within a technological context.

Remote Teaching: A Practical Guide with Tools, Tips, and Techniques

This book functions as a guide to support instructors as they plan both asynchronous and synchronous remote instruction courses. While some parts of this book may be specific to a learning management system known as Brightspace, many of the ideas and principles can be adopted in Canvas.

Tips for student engagement within remote learning

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students

Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions

 Leveraging the Neuroscience of Now

Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

4 Synchronous Tools for Online Teaching and Learning

Pedagogical Considerations for Instructional Video Conferencing Sessions

Make Super Simple Videos for Teaching Online

5 Ways to Connect With Online Students

FSCJ Technology Videos: Tips for conducting live classes

How to Look Good on Your Webcam

Tips for Live Classes in Shared Living Spaces

How to Sound better on Camera

Tips for Screen Sharing

Best practices for remote learning

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

How Can Educators Tap into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

A Quick-Start Instruction Manual for Teaching From Home

Other articles related to remote learning

Helping Students to be Successful (Resilient) Online and Hybrid Learners During COVID Transitions

5 Tips for Moving from Remote Instruction to Quality Online Learning

How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Care, Communication, Support: Core for Designing Meaningful Online Collaborative Learning

What Students Are Doing Is Remote Learning, Not Online Learning. There’s a Difference

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Replicate Your Classroom Teaching Online

Guest Post: Taking Care: Creating Meaningful Online Learning

Results from Top Hat’s COVID-19 Student Survey about Online Learning

This Professor Known for Viral Videos Is Actually Camera Shy. Here’s How He Overcame It

Virtual Classes Shouldn’t Be Cringeworthy. Here are 5 Tips for Teaching Live Online

Tips for Improving Online Learning in Higher Ed 

The Remote Learning Diaries: Reflections on How to Improve Online Learning 

The Remote Learning Diaries: Reflections on How to Improve Live and Prerecorded Classes

The Remote Learning Diaries: Moving Forward and Improving the Future of Online Learning

10 day accessibility challenge 


Tech Tips

Brainfuse I Canvas Conference I Canvas Studio I Doodle I Google Voice I Turnitin

These tech tips are intended to offer direction and advice for how to best set up and support your Canvas course.  While not all are required, we highly encourage you to use these tech tools as a means to improve your course, which, in turn benefits the student and promotes positive learning outcomes.

Canvas Conference 

Current research identifies synchronous communication as a highly effective mode of Online Learning. Canvas Conference is a great way to incorporate synchronous communication into your course. Watch this three-minute video for information on how to utilize Canvas Conference.

Google Voice

Google Voice is a free resource that allows instructors to maintain open communication with students without providing a personal phone number.  

Information about setting up Google Voice


FSCJ offers free access to Brainfuse online tutoring for all FSCJ students. Brainfuse provides students with synchronous and asynchronous tutoring in a wide range of subjects. You can add Brainfuse directly to your Canvas navigation menu or to a specific module.

Instructions for adding Brainfuse to Canvas


FSCJ uses Turnitin for originality checking and plagiarism prevention. Turnitin is integrated with Canvas, allowing instructors to set-up assignment submissions through Turnitin. 

Instructions for submitting Canvas assignments through Turnitin

Turnitin Instructions for Students

Turnitin Instructions for Instructors

This five-minute video explains how to convert an assignment into a Turnitin assignment:


Canvas Studio

Studio is a tool within Canvas that allows instructors to engage students through audio/visual media. You may choose to use Studio to create videos, using your webcam or screen capture tools and adding closed captions for accessibility.

Instructions for using Canvas Studio  


Doodle is an online tool that can be used for coordinating meetings or setting up presentation time slots.

ADA Accessibility

All Canvas course content must be ADA accessible. If you choose to add content to your online class it is critical that the content meets ADA requirements and does not pose problems for any students with disabilities.

Student Software Resources

FSCJ Students can download the Microsoft Office Suite for free on up to five devises.

Downloading the Microsoft Office Suite

Library and Learning Commons Services

FSCJ Library and Learning Commons offer services and support to all FSCJ students, including all online faculty and staff. At every Library location, computer labs are available for student usage, including relevant software related to the programs of study at that specific location.

Microsoft Office 365

All adjunct instructors have access to the free online version of Microsoft Office, known as Microsoft Office 365. While the software cannot be installed to your computer, you do have access to the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. As such, all activity with Office 365 will occur online.

 Instructions to access Microsoft Office 365

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