Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Community and Disciplinary Teaching Resources

We are not alone.

The University Teaching Center is available and will do its best to answer questions.  Blackboard Learn is the primary Learning Management System (LMS) used for online, blended, and web-assisted courses at The University of Toledo. All courses automatically get a Blackboard course site with your students enrolled in it. You also can access Blackboard via the link in the MyUT Portal.

Visual Literacy - Help your students learn to develop clear visual depictions of complex ideas using the Infographics Module from the Visual Literacy Initiative. You can use as-is or customize it for your discipline. Get access to more online modules on different topics here: https://www.utoledo.edu/honors/visual-literacy/modules.html

Dr. Anthony Edgington, Director of Composition, has created the following resource for teaching writing. It includes a number of strategies and tools useful not only for composition teachers, for any instructor asking students to execute online writing. Dr. Edgington is updating this regularly, so check back often: https://www.utoledo.edu/al/english/programs/composition/onlineresources.html

The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) released a set of new, free resources — ACUE’s Online Teaching Resources — that can be immediately put to use to make this transition a smoother one for both instructors and their students.

The Chronicle for Higher Ed offers these resources:

Faculty Focus offers several free resources for online teaching and setting up your first online course.

Tomorrow's Professor - A Tool Kit for Online Instructors

University of Florida's Center for Technology and Training: Peer Review Online and Sample Assignments

Alternative Educational Delivery Methods

In case of disruptive events that prevent students and staff from meeting face-to-face, learning institutions are developing instructional continuity plans to move the classroom online (examples below):

A great comprehensive collection of resources for faculty as they prepare to teach online is the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Continuity Planning and Emergency Preparedness website, which provides a number of resources and initiatives to support efforts in moving courses to an online format when emergency situations arise.

Last Updated: 6/21/22