New to Online?

Pivoting to Online Teaching:
Research and Practitioner Perspectives

Explore research-informed, effective practices for online teaching and learning in postsecondary institutions.

This site serves as an access point for those that do not wish to register for the edX course, as well as a hub for connecting participant work. However, if you would like to register for the course, please see the edX registration page.

For more information about this self-paced course, see the Syllabus page. Keep in mind that this is a self-paced course, so you are free to pick and choose as needed, as well as explore deeper on topics covered as well as add anything you are interested in studying.

Module 0 – Introduction (as well as a quick examination of the course topics for those that need last-minute help now)

Module 1 – Getting Online Quickly

Module 2 – Content Creation

Module 3 – Fostering Interaction

Module 4 – Student Learning and Assessment

Module 5 – Blended Learning and Moving Forward

See also the Archives of past live sessions, podcasts, resources, and bibliographies.


If you need some guides for right now, here are some blog posts that can help:

For those needing some music to listen to while transitioning to online, or a good laugh, here is a playlist from YouTube: “Pivot to Online: the 80s Version.”