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Fall 2020 Teaching Guides

UNC courses for fall 2020 will be delivered using one of three models - Fully Online, Mixed Face-to-Face, and In-Person. Each of these models requires instructors to make curricular and pedagogical changes to fall 2020 courses. CETL and IDD have prepared Fall 2020 Teaching Guides for each delivery model to help instructors think through these decisions. 

The guides provide a step-by-step process specific to the delivery model. Links provided throughout the documents allow instructors to explore their decisions and resources further.

Access the Fully Online Course Teaching Guide
Access the Mixed Face-to-Face Course Teaching Guide
Access the In-Person Teaching Guide


Tips for Fall 2020 Success

  • Communicate Early with Students

Students cannot get access to a full Canvas course before the start of the semester. However, you can make the course available for students in a read-only version before the start of classes. Providing a read-only view for students means you can communicate with them early about how the course is organized, giving them time to prepare. Students will be added to Canvas on July 15th.

Instructions for creating a read-only view

  • Use the Online Classroom Templates from IDD

IDD is sending all instructors a Canvas development shell (TEMPLATE-DEV) that contains a 16-week online classroom environment. You can build your course using these templates and then import it to your actual course shell. 

  • Prepare for a Shift to Remote Delivery

State and federal guidelines around COVID-19 are constantly changing. Be prepared for a quick shift to fully remote teaching regardless of your course delivery model. For instructors teaching in-person, the In-Person Teaching Guide above can help you plan a remote contingency.