Fall 2020 Teaching Policies and Recommendations

Mines has released two guiding documents to assist faculty with Fall 2020 teaching. 

Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

Join us for a four week series designed to help you with successful and high-quality delivery of courses this fall. Multiple ways to participate!

New Teaching Resources Available

We are designing and curating new teaching resources for faculty in an accessible online format. Check out the new resources page and let us know what you find most helpful. 

Mines Syllabus Template Update

The Mines Syllabus Template has been updated to include the Oredigger Promise – language committing to shared practices to stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Please download the new template and incorporate the new language into your courses.


Black Lives Matter

The Trefny Center affirms that Black Lives Matter

Creating assignments in Canvas

How do you set up online assignments and discussions for students in your online build? See our 2 page job aid to get you started. For more resources, see the Canvas Continuity Course. 

Have a remote teaching strategy to share?

Mines instructors are interested in sharing helpful teaching strategies for remote instruction with each other. If you have a remote teaching success strategy to share, please submit your ideas by clicking the button below. Collected strategies will be shared with campus before the fall semester begins.

10 tips for engaging students online

Feeling like your students aren’t ‘there’ when teaching synchronous classes online? 

Quizzes and Tests During Online Delivery

Does moving your quizzes and tests online feel like a moving target? We’ve put together a job-aid to get you started. Visit the Canvas Continuity Course for more resources.

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