Teaching and Learning Resource Guide for Libraries

This guide is a resource for library staff with instructional responsibilities to learn more about pedagogy, resources and tools.

Grounding Readings for learning about online teaching

Important definitions

Online learning

Online learning is learning that has been intentionally planned to be taught online. Online learning can happen synchronously or asynchronously. It can be static, like a online tutorial, or interactive like a discussion board or Zoom class.

Synchronous learning

The session is at a pre-specified date and time, using an online meeting tool like Google Meet or Zoom.

Asynchronous learning

A session conducted without a pre-specified time and date. Asynchronous sessions can come in the form of discussion boards, collaborative Google docs, online learning objects, LibGuides or on email. The amount of interactivity between an instructor and student can vary greatly.

Remote learning

Remote learning/remote teaching is usually used when there is a quick or emergency move to online learning, where there has not been an intentional plan to have the learning and teaching be online.

Tools for online teaching and learning

Using Zoom

Zoom is an online meeting tool that works for both synchronous meetings and recording screen captures for asynchronous learning. 

Using Canvas

Using LibGuides

LibGuides are a great tool to use for asynchronous teaching, or to support your synchronous teaching.

Creating Screencasts

Screencasts are a great tool for recording demonstrations of databases or showing how to do something. Screencasts can be formal or informal, but should follow best practices for student learning and accessibility.

Creating Videos

ATSS (Academic Technology Support Services) developed this video with some great tips and tricks for recording videos on your smart phone.

Campus resources for online teaching

Last Updated: Aug 8, 2022 11:49 AM