Preparation for Remote Instruction

Last updated July 22, 2020

In light of the university's decision to move nearly all academic courses to remote or online instructional delivery — save for certain exceptions such as those in clinical nursing programs, we've updated the instructional modes table. The table also lists related and recommended faculty development opportunities.

Instructional Delivery Mode How is USF defining this instructional delivery mode? What technology, tools, and equipment are required? What training should I attend?
In-Person Socially Distanced Instruction In-person instruction is what we call formats in which a class meets in-person ("on the ground") for every class session.

We are no longer planning courses to run in this mode, save for certain exceptions such as those in clinical nursing programs. More information to come.
Canvas, Zoom

Computer, USB webcam, headset (when needed)
Spring 2021 Faculty Remote Instruction Workshop — details and registration coming soon

Teaching & Learning Technology Classes — Canvas and Zoom highly recommended, other classes optional
Hybrid Instruction Hybrid instruction is what we call formats that mix in-person and remote or online learning. 

We are no longer planning courses to run in this mode, save for certain exceptions such as those in clinical nursing programs. More information to come.
Canvas, Zoom

Computer, webcam, headset
Spring 2021 Faculty Remote Instruction Workshop — details and registration coming soon

Teaching & Learning Technology Classes — Canvas and Zoom highly recommended, other classes optional
Remote Instruction Remote instruction is what we call formats in which a course is taught roughly the way it was as an in-person course, but delivered remotely with mostly synchronous meetings (e.g., via Zoom) or a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Canvas, Zoom

Computer, webcam, headset
Spring 2021 Faculty Remote Instruction Workshop — details and registration coming soon

Teaching & Learning Technology Classes — Canvas and Zoom highly recommended, other classes optional
Online Instruction Online instruction is what we call formats in which a course has been designed specifically to be taught online, primarily through asynchronous learning with some synchronous elements. Canvas, Zoom, additional educational technologies

Computer, webcam, earphones, external microphone
Teaching & Learning Technology Classes — Canvas and Zoom highly recommended, other classes optional

We further recommend all faculty review the following resource and prepare for the listed foundational course components by the first day of fall semester.

Instructional Continuity Resources

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