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CRLT Support for Remote Teaching

March 16, 2020
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COVID-19 IllustrationU-M has now officially transitioned to entirely remote instruction, but we know that instructors’ process of figuring out how to navigate this enormous change will be ongoing. CRLT consultants are available to provide ideas, tools, and resources as you think through ways to shift your teaching methods and expectations -- and then rethink them as the trial and error process unfolds. We know that instructors will continue to navigate a series of pedagogical, technological, and social-emotional challenges in their teaching for the remainder of the term, and we’re committed to providing support for U-M’s teachers throughout. Following public health recommendations for, CRLT staff are primarily working and consulting remotely. But there are many ways you can get in touch with us to arrange a phone call, video meeting, email exchange, or online chat:

  • If you’ve worked with a CRLT consultant in the past, you can email that person directly.
  • You can email requests to crlt@umich.edu, and a consultant will get back to you.
  • You can request a consultation online through our website.
  • If you want to get a quick question answered without arranging for a consultation, you can visit our online Open Office Hours for Remote Teaching, which will be staffed by consultants from both CRLT and the Center for Academic Innovation. These will run every day from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m. You can join via Bluejeans here. These will likely continue through the term, and you can get up-to-date information at this link.
  • Though our phone lines are open, the staff member answering the phone will direct you to use one of the methods above if you’re looking for an instructional consultation. So phoning the CRLT office is not currently an efficient option.

You can also find lots of valuable guidance and resources online. This page on Getting Started with Teaching Remotely in an Emergency is a great place to find ideas and link to tools, even long after you’ve gotten started. We have been updating it regularly as we discover new resources, and we will continue to do so.