Skip to main content

Emergency Remote Teaching Resources

Hold Your Classes During Emergency Closures

Conducting Courses Remotely

Inclusive Practices

To accommodate all learners (and time zones!), we recommend that you record your teaching sessions via ZOOM

To share resources with your students, you can take advantage of using either Dropbox or Google Drive.

There are many different ways to share files and folder with Dropbox

If you prefer to use Google Drive, you can also share files and folders in a variety of ways.

One key thing you may want to consider when sharing files is to give students a key in the title of the file or folder as to when the piece needs to be read by. An example of this could be: "03_10_filename.pdf" - this tells students to read/view the file by March 10th.

Live Class Sessions

Our supported video conferencing software is Zoom, and it boasts several methods to communicate with your students in real time at a distance. Using polls, screen sharing, chats, and other features, Zoom can be modified to help you meet with and engage, your students for class hours, office hours, or scheduled appointments. Like all of the technologies we support, we highly recommend that you test out Zoom a couple of times before you go live with your class.

Moodle and Zoom

You can add a Zoom meeting directly in Moodle as a course activity.

Share your screen in Zoom

If you'd like to switch from a video of you, to a presentation, to other things on your screen, you can do so using screen share. Find out more about screen sharing. 


Adding a forum to your class allows you to interact with your students in a variety of ways. Adding a general discussion forum allows you and your students to start new conversations and to reply to each other. We recommend you make forums that are “Standard Forum for General Use” as it is the easiest to set up and use for everyone involved.

Annotate w/

Use Hypothesis right now to hold discussions, read socially, organize your research, and take personal notes. Check out this Teacher's Guide and start using this robust tool now.

Additional Resources

Watch Peter Penar's session on engaging students in a remote classroom

LACOL Resources for Remote Teaching


Questions? Need help? Ask Us
Davidson College Library, Box 7200, 209 Ridge Rd., Davidson, NC 28035-7200
Creative Commons license logo for CC by-sa 4.0
This Davidson College Library Research Guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
All box-title icons from Entypo pictograms by Daniel Bruce —