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Online Teaching Resources and Best Practices

This page will be continually updated with resources and recommendations for moving courses online during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The history department staff 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 team:
Kristin Roberts,
Eric Johnson,
Alexandra Colley DuSablon,

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.

NEW! See our new page with helpful information for if you aren't able to teach remotely due to personal reasons.

Other Canvas resources:

NEW! International Student safety in the online learning environment resources: