This Week for Graduate Students: Going Online with Active Learning and Exams: New Resources

by | Apr 27, 2020

New Resources for Teaching Online

The CTL has developed two new resources as part of our Contingency Planning: Teaching Online portal to support instructors. If you’re gearing up for end-of-semester activities or exams, or you’re just curious about active learning and assessment online, have a look!

Active Learning for Your Online Classroom: Five Strategies

Moving your class sessions to a virtual space, such as Zoom video conferencing, brings new opportunities for active learning and student engagement. This resource provides simple strategies that combine active learning principles with online tools so students can encounter and engage with information and ideas, and reflect on their learning. 

Creating Online Exams

Implementing online exams creates a new set of considerations for the instructor. Instructors may need to change methods and content to fit the online context, and may have questions about how to administer exams fairly for every student and maintain academic integrity. CourseWorks (Canvas) offers a variety of tools, options, and settings that can help implement exams efficiently and fairly and make the exam experience positive for both instructors and students.

Support for TAs Teaching Online

For further guidance, there are several ways for graduate students to reach out: visit Office Hours via Zoom, request a one-on-one consultation, request a teaching observation, or email us at