- About CEE
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Sessional instructors can now be included in online course evaluations
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- CEE Staff Login
Remote teaching support
Last updated Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Are you preparing to teach remotely in Summer 2020? If so, this page is for you. It provides an overview of remote instruction resources and services available from the Centre for Educational Excellence. Take a look, and don’t hesitate to contact us via the blue “How Can We Help You?” button at the bottom of this screen if you have questions.
Effective Remote Instruction is a dedicated Canvas shell filled with rich resources that provide guidance as well as good practices, ranging from conducting online discussions to recording podcasts to creating quizzes online. In response to multiple requests, this Canvas shell will include a transdisciplinary community of practice discussion board for instructors to share tips and tricks.
- If you are a faculty or staff member, you can access the Effective Remote Instruction Canvas shell by clicking on this link, logging in with your SFU computing ID, and clicking on “Join this course.”
- If you are a teaching assistant, tutor-marker or sessional instructor, please use the blue "How Can We Help You?" button at the bottom of this screen to request access to the Canvas shell.
The Remote Instruction Three-day Intensive Workshop is intended for instructors who want to convert their face-to-face course to remote instruction guided by good practices from online course design. Topics that will be covered include course design in an online environment, online discussions, assessments, engaging students in self-isolation, and maintaining instructor presence.
Each of the three days will start with a workshop from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., followed by individual time to work on the components of the course and a final session to end the day with sharing and feedback in small groups from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will be guided by a team of experienced instructional design experts who have been supporting SFU instructors to move their face-to-face courses to online through innovative and effective pedagogical design.
The workshop will be offered twice:
- Monday–Wednesday, April 20–22, 2020
- Monday–Wednesday, April 27–29, 2020
To apply, fill out this application form.
Bespoke workshops for departments and academic units give instructors a crash course on remote instruction while incorporating tips on translating discipline-specific teaching practices in the online environment. Several academic units have already requested these workshops, and we recommend a commitment of three hours, but will work with your unit’s needs.
These requests should be initiated by the department or academic unit through the blue "How Can We Help You?" button at the bottom of this screen.
Online TA/TM orientation that provides interactive, just-in-time training will be available in early May 2020 to support SFU teaching assistants and tutor-markers in navigating teaching and learning in virtual classrooms and also mastering tools and techniques of SFU's online learning environment. Topics will include, but are not limited to, leading online tutorials, office hours, discussions, presentations by students and outside visiting scholars, and grading assignments.
Please watch our CEE events page for specific timing.
In addition to providing training, CEE is partnering with IT Services to explore ways to provide dedicated technical support for instructors delivering remote instruction. IT technicians can provide on-site orientation to classroom technology, remote technical support, in-person setup for on-campus lecture recordings, remote technical support for Canvas, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Zoom, Mediasite and other classroom technologies.
If you are an instructor interested in this support, please express your interest through the blue “How Can We Help You?” button at the bottom of this screen.