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Contingency Planning: Teaching Online

CTL has created resources providing guidance and support for instructors facilitating their courses online, including employing instructional technologies like CourseWorks (Canvas), Zoom and Panopto to continue instruction and communicate with students.

For assistance, see the Getting Help section below for phone and virtual walk-in hours.

First Steps for Moving a Class Online

When you realize you have to move your class online quickly and teach from somewhere other than your Columbia classroom, consider the following steps right away.

Graduate Student TAs: Adapting Your Teaching

Resources that graduate student instructors can draw on to stay connected to students and maintain learning in classes they’re TAing.

Asynchronous Learning Across Time Zones

Asynchronous learning gives students the flexibility to access course information, demonstrate their learning, and communicate from anywhere and at any time. 

Teaching with CourseWorks

Set up discussions, take attendance, create and grade assignments, and create online exams and quizzes using CourseWorks, Columbia’s online learning management system

Teaching with Zoom

Instructors can use Zoom to hold class sessions or office hours remotely. The Zoom video conferencing tool is integrated with CourseWorks and is accessible from a computer and mobile device.

Teaching with Panopto

Instructors can use Panopto to securely host a variety of media to share with students, including uploading and recording video. This CourseWorks-integrated tool supports in-video quizzes, video editing, screen captures, and more.

Get Help

Get remote one-on-one support from CTL staff.

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The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of resources and tools for instructional activities.