Lecture Courses

Lecture is a common practice in face-to-face and virtual learning. On a virtual platform, options are limited for gesturing, physical space/body language, writing surfaces, and “reading the room,” and includes extra non-classroom distractions for viewers.

Discussion Courses and Sections

Seminar classes—typically relatively small, discussion-based classes—have a number of advantages for student learning. As you think about the best way to transition your course online, consider your primary course goals.

Guidance for Faculty with TAs

During times of disruption, instructors are supporting student learning through virtual platforms. If you have Teaching Assistants (TAs), their responsibilities, expectations, and/or tasks may have changed, and you may be wondering how you can best support your TAs in this new context.

Inclusive Virtual Teaching

The current pandemic offers both opportunities and challenges for instructors committed to equitable, inclusive teaching. These strategies offer a few concrete and creative ways to intentionally amplify human connection, acknowledge varied and divergent experiences, and mindfully mitigate the negative impact of diminished bandwidth.

Student Presentations

Student presentations serve many purposes in coursework. As you think about the best way to transition presentations online, consider the primary goals for presentations in your course.

Community-Engaged Courses

For the 2020-2021 academic year, faculty and students doing community-engaged work face particular challenges. In the coming months, it will be essential to place the needs of community organizations before the pedagogical needs of our students. How can the University of Virginia be a good neighbor and a good partner?