Everything you need to know about online teaching

Prepare your desk

A laptop and a tablet

Guidance for remote teaching

  • You do not know who could be listening
  • All contacts to be made exclusively through school-issued email accounts
  • No use of personal phone numbers, no WhatsApp, no personal email.

Plan your online classes

Give clear instructions & guidelines

Synchronous and asynchronous learning

Design your lesson

Distance/Hybrid Learning by Katherine Goyette

  1. Set the stage (welcome your students)
  2. Content (deliver content: text, video, books to explore)
  3. Collaboration (provide students opportunities to engage with content in a collaborative environment)
  4. Synthesize Learning (provide students opportunities to demonstrate learning using a method of their choice)

The Learning Designer

One more thing

  1. Quiz
  2. Hello
  3. Lesson
  4. Exercices made autonomously
  5. (Break)
  6. Exercices made autonomously
  7. Correction
  8. Goodbye

Engage the passive students

Google Classroom

Google Groups

Give and get feedback

Provide feedback

Receive feedback


Using Google Docs

  1. Work on a shared Google Docs (so you can check from time to time).
  2. No copy and paste in this doc (if you suddenly see 30 lines appear, it may be suspicious).
  3. Warn students you’ll check history.
  4. Use some antiplagiarism tools (more on that down below).
  5. Students have to keep cameras on all times (using Zoom or Google Meet). So you can check from to time to time.
  6. Sometimes parents are willing to help to monitor their child.

Using Exam.net

  1. Student is prevented from copy/pasting anything during the exam.
  2. The student’s device is locked to the exam environment or the teacher is notified when a student leaves the app.
  3. Like in Google Docs, the teacher can monitor the progress during the exam and see the history of how the student’s text has evolved.
  4. The teacher can control the time of the exam (when it ends for instance, you can limit the time, force the submission).
  5. There is a built-in antiplagiarism tool (Urkund).
  6. You can anonymise the exam (student’s identities are replaced by a code, and you may reveal the identities after grading the exam.
  7. Exam.net can be used together with several videoconferencing solutions (Meet, Teams…). It can monitor what the student does on the device while the video solution monitors what happens at the student’s location. To be honest, I haven’t tried this (but I will).

Checking academic honesty


  • You can read this article and even copy and paste the all text formatted in Markdown.
  • You can view it in Slides mode. It’s a little bit like a PowerPoint presentation. Don’t forget you have vertical and horizontal slides as well. Use the keyboard ←↑↓→ to select which slide you want to jump to.
  • You can select Book mode. Yes! that’s an ePub!




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