Remote Teaching Resources

Remote Implementations of Essential Lesson Activities

The Writing Program’s set of Essential Lessons represent key elements of our classes; this page contains suggestions and tools for remote (synchronous and asynchronous) implementation of the suggested activities in the Essential Lessons.

Sharing Video Files for Students

In a remote environment, whether you are taking classes online or in a hybrid modality, assignments and presentations may be in a different format. You may be asked to do more multi-modal work compared to a traditional face-to-face setting. Your instructor may have asked you to record your presentation, and share the video file, or […]

Sharing Video Presentations

In typical in-person classes or in remote settings, instructors may ask students to present in a synchronous or asynchronous modality, while recording their presentations. Instructors may ask students to share their video presentation files with the class. Below are some tips for helping students share their video presentations. In a remote environment, students may be […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Remote Teaching Environments

Maintaining an equitable and inclusive virtual learning environment remains critical in a remote environment. This page offers resources on diversity, equity and inclusion as they related to remote and hybrid teaching. Equity and Access in Remote Teaching There are special considerations for providing an equitable and accessible learning environment when it comes to remote teaching. […]

Creating Video Presentations

Presentations in a remote class may happen synchronously or asynchronously via pre-recorded student videos. Alternatively, students in in-person classes may be assigned video presentations as well. When assigning students presentations, it is important to ensure that the expectations are clear for the students in terms of follow-up discussions, participation, grading, etc. Read more about sharing […]

Video and Audio Post-Production with Adobe Products

Boston University provides a university license for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge for all Undergraduate students and faculty. You may request (or renew) your free Adobe Creative Cloud license through BU’s IS&T website.  The Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC) is a suite of software and web-based applications used in professional settings, and especially in higher […]

Video Production Using Other Tools

There are a variety of tools for producing videos. Apart from the BU-supported Kaltura/MyMedia and Adobe Creative Cloud software, there are platforms that are not BU-supported, but provide limited free options. Below are some of the possibilities that especially have user-friendly platforms, and encourage active learning in class.    

Other Remote Teaching Resources

Many departments at BU are offering resources for online and hybrid teaching. Particularly, BU’s Digital Learning and Innovation (DL&I), Educational Technology (EDTech), Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and IS&T offer resources and trainings on Remote Teaching practices and tools. Helpful BU training sessions: For training on Remote Teaching, visit DL&I’s and EdTech’s Remote Teaching […]

Video Production on Kaltura/MyMedia

Boston University recommends and supports Kaltura Capture and Mymedia for creating and sharing videos on Blackboard.  Kaltura Capture is a web-based platform for recording videos and/or videos with inserted quiz questions. Mymedia is the storage space for all videos created through Kaltura capture. Mymedia also allows you to upload video files, and share them on […]

Overview of Zoom for Students

Boston University utilizes the Zoom platform for synchronous class sessions. As a student, you may also decide to use Zoom for connecting with your peers or interacting on projects. The videos and resources below offer an overview on how to access your Zoom class session, and how to set up your own meeting with your […]