University switching to Canvas as Learning Management System

After careful evaluation and research, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be adopting Canvas as the campus-supported Learning Management System (LMS) with full migration completed in June 2022. Read the massmail for more information.  

Essential Activities Only Until Feb. 8 for students

As many students return to campus to prepare for the Spring 2021 semester, Chancellor Jones shared some important safety information. Read the massmail for more information.

Survey Tips

DO make your students aware of the survey as early as possible in your course and remind them at least once before the survey closes. DO give give your student know a deadline for completion based on what makes sense for your individual course’s design and audience. For some courses, this will be as soon…

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Coursera Teaching Center Resources

The Coursera Teaching Center provides free resources, not only from Coursera but from 200+ universities and companies, to assist in your online teaching journey. The Teaching Center offers transformational teaching resources that have been created by staff from the University of Illinois. Check out the multitude of resources at

The Art Of Teaching: Lunchtime Seminar Series

The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Series will feature CITL Faculty Fellows and others discussing practices and experiences that highlight the art (and science) of good teaching now and in the future. The Series will take place on the first Thursdays of the month, beginning Nov 5, and continue through May. For more information visit

Massmail: Fall 2020 Class Schedule Change Details

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sent a new massmail to undergraduate and graduate students with details about class schedule changes for the Fall 2020 semester. The massmail is available online.

Addressing Lab Activities

One of the biggest challenges of teaching during a building or campus closure is sustaining the lab and performance components of classes. Since many labs require specific equipment, they are hard to reproduce outside of that physical space. Considerations as you plan to address lab activities: Take parts of the lab online: Many lab activities…

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Distributing Course Materials

You will likely need to provide additional course materials to support your changing plans from updated schedules to readings that allow you to shift more instruction online. In a pinch, providing some new readings and related assignments may be your best bet for keeping the intellectual momentum of the course moving. Considerations when posting new…

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Steps to Moving Your Course Online

When you realize you have to move your class online quickly, consider the following right away: Identify plans early: Address emergencies and expectations up front in your syllabus, so students know what will happen if classes are cancelled, including the procedures you will implement. Do this each semester, so that you are ready in case of…

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