You have the option to deliver your course in a variety of ways, including synchronously and asynchronously. The method you choose will depend on a host of factors. For more information on how to choose a tool, visit How to Decide Which Technology Tools are Right for Your Course. Using a few tools well can be equally effective as incorporating more complicated technologies. The resources below outline what select tools are available for asynchronous and synchronous instruction.


Zoom is the recommended tool at Davidson for holding live class sessions and online office hours. The following articles outline how to enhance live sessions by offering ways that student may collaborate with each within a live class session.

Collaborative Annotation in Zoom

Zoom Chat Feature for Questions

Interactive Slide Deck


Educational videos can spur discussions, summarize topics and help students visualize concepts. In designing your course for remote teaching, you might consider creating your own video content. Students can watch videos on their own time and review materials as needed. Producing videos is time consuming, but if planned and practiced, can provide you with content useful beyond a single semester. The choice of whether or not to add multimedia content and tools depends on the learning goals of the course and if it is possible to integrate media in a thoughtful way. You can find additional guidance on whether it is necessary to create video content here. The following articles outline two platforms plus additional tools that you may consider for creating instructional videos.


Which Technology to Choose?

Video Recording with Zoom

Video Hosting with Warpwire

Instructions on using auto captions in Zoom

Instructions on using auto captions in Youtube


Adobe Premiere Pro