Agile Teaching Strategies 

An Initiative of the CBU Center for Digital Instruction 

Teaching an online/hybrid course Fall 2023 

Click here for the Semester Start-Up Checklist 

Ready for Fall

The CBU Center for Digital Instruction has developed this initiative to simplify moving courses further along the Digital Instruction Spectrum. Adding more digital structure to any course will create a smoother transition, if it becomes necessary to move to remote learning or for any other emergency situations. 

More importantly, using CBU's Learning Management System, Canvas, in any course format (Online, Hybrid or Traditional) can provide you and your students with a common space for course resources, communication, discussions, grades and assignment submission. 

Every CBU course automatically generates a shell in Canvas regardless of format, so it's there for you to use! Click here to see the many ways you can use Canvas to make your class more resilient to change and provide a digital space for you and your students to grow.

Find your path for maximum flexibility

Add more digital components to your course by considering your goals and course activities. 

Activity Modality graphic. Description: As you consider how you will teach a course, you may be able to determine which activities should be delivered asynchronously or synchronously by asking:  What students need to DO and what students need to KNOW.   What Students Need to DO. These activities work well synchronously: Simulations, Lab Work, Q&A, Demonstrations.   These activities work well either asynchronously or synchronously:  Group Work, Discussions, Presentations, Research, Assessment, Office Hours, Lecture, Interview  What Students Need to Know: These activities work well Asynchronously. Projects, Terminology, Peer Review, Case Studies, Practice, Reflection.