SOLES Remote Teaching Resources

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SOLES is proud to share its faculty expertise and resources with the USD community. We have been the leader of distance education at USD since 2013 with the launch of the university’s first online program, the Master in Education. SOLES is home to The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, which offers among other things, professional learning for online education. Additionally, Dr. Joseph Lathan, Professor of Practice and Director of Online Programs for Learning and Teaching provides ongoing support for developing your remote teaching skills. Dr. Lathan has over 17 years of experience as an online education administrator with expertise in online learning pedagogy and online teaching and learning best practices.   

Below you will find information to help you navigate remote teaching and learning including our in-house webinars, resources, recommended publications, and technology tools.

Virtual Events

These are available now for viewing.

MAGNA Special Workshop Topic:

The Role of Higher Education in Times of Crisis: Healing Strategies for Educators*

*Free to all USD members

MAGNA - Click here to claim your account and login below:

The seminar recording is now available for on-demand viewing. You can access the presentation and PDF documents through the on-demand seminar recording link. To access, you will need to enter the following password:  crisis247


MAGNA 20-Minute Mentor Videos (Best Practices)

How Do I Infuse Equity into Any Online Class?

What does equity look like in the online classroom? This session will explore what it means to teach equitably and identifies five equitable practices that you can incorporate into your online courses.  


How Can I Add Choice to My Course to Give Students Autonomy and Motivate Deep Learning?


Past Virtual Lunch & Learn Webinars

How Can Online Instructors Better Manage Their Workload?

While teaching online can be time demanding, faculty can use a variety of strategies, including simple, quick tasks to do before the course starts, to better manage their workload while instructing their online course. Most importantly, when instructors can keep their workload to a manageable level when teaching online, they will reduce stress, which translates to a better overall experience for both instructors and students.

View the video and faculty discussion (COMING SOON).

Online Learning Myths, Realities & Best Practices

Have you heard conflicting information or carry a certain perspective on the quality, rigor, and expectations of online education vs in-person education?

This informative, interactive workshop with Dr. Joseph Lathan covers 7 of the most common myths and realities of online education as well as 12 best practices for teaching online. This workshop is intended for all audiences in which new and experienced online faculty discuss the realities to dispel the myths of online education.

View the video and faculty discussion.

What Teaching Strategies Help Engage All Learners Online?

This program introduces teaching strategies designed to engage all students online, especially those who feel marginalized. Being sensitive to ensuring all students feel valued and respected can mean the difference between successful completion and dropping the course. By following the PAIR model, detailed in this program, instructors can maximize student success through authentic and genuine inclusion and engagement.

View the video and faculty discussion.

How Can I Become a Better Online Instructor?

Gain five practical strategies to help you as an online instructor and experience greater satisfaction in your work while creating more rewarding learning experiences for your online students.

View the video and faculty discussion.


Top 10 Online Teaching Strategies

Dr. Lisa Dawley, Executive Director of The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego, shares her Top 10 Online Teaching Strategies.

Online Design Toolkit: CARP Graphic Design Principles

Dr. Lisa Dawley, Executive Director at The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education, discusses the CARP visual design principles, copyright-free resources, and content design tools.



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Technology Tools