Online Teaching Resources and Best Practices

The Department of History has prepared the following guides to assist faculty in preparing for online teaching:

Teaching Online, 101: A Guide for History Department Instructors 

•  Overview: Introduction & Perspectives
•  Communicating with students using Canvas
•  Delivering lectures online
•  Leading discussions online
•  Assigning papers, quizzes & exams online

Contact the History Department tech support:
Eric Johnson,

Please refer to the UW Center for Teaching & Learning's website for further resources and helpful links.

UW-IT is also an excellent resource for learning the basics of Canvas, Panopto, Zoom, and other teaching technologies. Sign up for UW-IT's Teaching Technologies Workshops or office hours or read their helpful guide on conducting classes online.

See our page with helpful information for when you are unable to teach remotely due to personal reasons.

Other Canvas resources: