In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, many institutions have closed or transitioned to working remotely and online teaching with little advanced notice. Entire offices have instructed employees to telework and stay home for an indefinite period of time while faculty pivot to teaching virtually. The resources below provide tips on making this transition to the virtual environment smoother and more effective.

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Community Voices

  • For the NAFSA Community, Sharing is Caring, International Educator Digital Magazine Voices: International educators share what they are doing to support their students, colleagues and themselves during this unprecedented time.

Remote Work and Virtual Meetings

Online Learning/Teaching

  • Tips for Teaching Online, LinkedIn: Covers the basics that anyone new to online teaching should consider including design basics, communication, and student needs.
  • Moving Online Now, The Chronicle of Higher Education: A collection of advice guides and opinion pieces focusing on transitioning to online teaching.
  • Pivot Your Course: Adaptations for Temporary Online Teaching, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning @Indiana University Bloomington: Six actionable steps for instructors teaching courses that are unexpectedly moving online.
  • Handling exams when your course unexpectedly moves online, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning @Indiana University Bloomington: Advice for handling exams in a remote teaching environment.
  • Distance Learning Solutions, UNESCO: List of educational applications, platforms and resources below aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure.

Mental Health