Keep Teaching: A Guide to Remote Teaching at MSU

Last Modified: May 25, 2020

President Stanley announced that MSU is suspending face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars, and classroom settings and moving coursework to virtual instruction, effective Wednesday, March 11 at noon through the end of the semester.

To accommodate our educators, Michigan State University has developed best practices for teaching courses remotely. Recommendations on this site will help you Plan, Modify, and Implement remote teaching strategies to lead to the best outcomes for students across the institution.

Being consistent as an institution can help minimize the impact of disruption in course format for student learning. In moving to remote teaching, it’s important to anchor your decisions in course learning objectives and to be transparent, flexible, and generous with students.

Note: Teaching a fully online course requires careful planning and many hours of preparation whereas remote teaching is more reactionary in nature. Remote teaching might not afford you the ability to be overly strategic. It instead focuses on keeping continuity for what you have already started in a face-to-face environment.