How to navigate this guide...
Use the guide navigation menu (located at the top of the left-hand sidebar of this page) to navigate through this resource.
Each page will feature the basic information needed to create a course shell and populate that shell with the essential elements to promote effective online learning. Look for tabs at the top to navigate through additional information in a box:
Users can return to each step to access the additional tabs that provide resources that support the implementation of more advanced course elements.
We've Got This...
This is a difficult time for each of us. The uncertainty of the pandemic threat and challenges of teaching in a new modality, coupled with worry about family (or the mounting agitation of couped up kids), can feel overwhelming.
Those feelings are real and justified, but as you work through the steps of the Online Teaching Certification program and moving your course online, know that you have the support of your fellow faculty, campus administrators, and support staff. If you find you need support that is not provided on these pages, please contact the Faculty Resource Center at MC-FRC@lonestar.edu. We will connect you with an expert that can get you the information you need or we'll figure it out together.
Stay healthy, physically and mentally. Practice self-care and reach out for support for yourself and for your students.
LSC-Montgomery Faculty Resource Center & Instructional Administrative Team
Learning the Lingo
As with any area, online teaching and learning at LSC-Montgomery is often peppered with acronyms and industry-specific terms that can be confusing. Here are some keywords to know before starting on your journey into online teaching:
10 top tips for working remotely
Adapted from Getting the Most from Remote Working
Remember the following as you engage with your online students:
This is a difficult time for all of us, including our students. Professors around the world are sharing important reminders about our students and the challenges they may face as they too embark on a new online learning journey:
Adapted from Rebecca Berrett-Fox