University-wide Teaching Resources
Transitioning from the classroom to remote teaching. Resources to help Penn State faculty offer courses remotely when teaching on campus is not an option.
Resources to help students set up for remote and online learning
The following is a link to an Instructional Technology Guide of Recommendations for Students you may wish to share out prior to class starting as well as placing a link in your syllabus: https://connecttotech.psu.edu/
The following sites are designed to help learners become ready for online learning either asynchronously or synchronously: How to Gear Up for Online Learning http://tutorials.istudy.psu.edu/learningonline/ including, Am I Ready to Learn Online https://weblearning.psu.edu/are-you-ready-to-be-an-online-learner/
This site represents the collective work of the online learning community of Penn State University. This site contains a treasure trove of useful guides, resources, and tools developed by designers university-wide and have been vetted by the Faculty Engagement subcommittee of the Penn State Online Coordinating Council.
Throughout the pages you can find you can find resources useful for online teaching created by collaborations across departments and support organizations across Penn State University:
- Teaching (Faculty teaching manuals, Preparing for Online Teaching Faculty self-assessment, classroom management, and a guide for the peer review of online and hybrid teaching)
- Programs (Quality assurance, accessibility, governance, and university policies)
- Courses (Course revision guides, an Ed Tech advisor tool that assists you with the selection of technologies for teaching, as well as video conferencing best practices)
- Contacts for campuses and colleges
Turnitin is a web-based writing assessment toolkit which allows instructors to provide feedback to students through markup tools, rubrics, proofing tools and originality reports to detect plagiarism. Turnitin also provides peer review options. This tool is meant to teach students how to learn to properly avoid academic integrity violations and become adept at proper citations and writing overall.
Technical Support with Remote Teaching
IT Learning and Development (ITLD) offers two different ways to receive personalized technology support via the Tech Tutors and Tech Teaching Assistants (TAs) that an support faculty using technology. **Tech Tutors and TA’s cannot proctor exams and break out sessions with assessment in Zoom.
- Penn State students provide 1-1 training and troubleshooting for technology tools like Adobe, Canvas, Office 365, G Suite, Sites at Penn State, and Zoom.
- Available to all Penn State students, faculty, and staff via Zoom by appointment or drop-in from 8am-8pm, Monday through Friday.
- For more information or to connect online via Zoom, visit techtutors.psu.edu.
- Penn State students provide 1-1 support to prepare for and host synchronous class meetings via Zoom.
- Duties can include: enabling security and privacy settings, audio/video troubleshooting, muting/unmuting students, moderating chat, setting up and administering polls, etc.
- Available to faculty throughout the Spring 2020 semester by completing this Tech TA faculty request form.
- Upon submission, an email will be sent that introduces the instructor and the Tech TA. After the intro email, the TA will follow up directly to assess specific needs and determine next steps.