Skip to content

Teaching Remotely

Successfully plan and deliver a high-quality remote learning experience

Successfully plan digital learning experiences for your 2021/2022 remote and hybrid courses

While this site was originally created to help campus quickly shift to remote teaching, you may still find its content helpful as you plan your courses. We encourage you to use this content to build on the skills you honed during emergency remote teaching.


Start by understanding key principles that support successful remote learning.

Plan Your Course

Transform your pedagogy and lay out your course – pacing activities, choosing between live and recorded sessions, diversifying assessment, and centering access & equity.

Engage Students

Overcome online passivity and keep your students engaged using strategies for active learning, including collaboration, group work, and online discussions.

Build & Deliver

Identify technologies to build and deliver your course and classroom activities. Access how-to guidance and evidence-based practices that support student learning.

Check your readiness

Review the UW Course Readiness Checklist to make sure you feel prepared for online instruction!

Get help

Find support from experts and peers.

Drop-in office hours

Come at any time – arrive late, leave early!

Connect with a CTL consultant

Plan your course syllabus, engagement activities, or assessments with an instructional consultant at the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL). CTL offers workshops for departments and 1:1 consultations for instructors. Request a CTL consultation or workshop.

Workshops: Live and self-paced

  • Canvas, Zoom, and Panopto live workshops. Offered by UW Learning Technologies.
  • Teaching Online 101 is a 5-week, fully online, asynchronous course designed to enhance your digital course design and digital pedagogy skill set. UW faculty, staff, and graduate students on any of the three UW campuses are welcome to join.
  • Accessible Technology webinar series on the last Thursday of each month, 3:00pm – 4:00pm. UW-IT Accessible Technology Services will host a webinar on a popular topic related to IT accessibility.

Become an Evidence-Based Teaching Fellow

Join a community of faculty focused on making group work effective, inclusive, and accessible. All UW Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma faculty members are invited. Apply by May 15.

Learn what peers are doing

What are other UW instructors trying and recommending? Explore the Teaching Everywhere blog.