Course Planning and Presentation

Planning Your Course Online

Discussion and Engagement Ideas

  • Engaging Students in an Online Environment. This resource by U of T’s Teaching Assistants’ Training Program discusses the benefits and challenges of using discussion boards as well as how to use them effectively.

  • This page outlines how to create breakout groups in Blackboard Collaborate.

  • This page outlines how to create breakout rooms in Zoom.

  • This page provides tips on using video blog posts for grading discussion posts and other ideas to expand your "teacher presence" online

For additional resources, please see the Instructional Technology Resources page.



For further information and technical support, ​​​​​​please submit at ticket to the UTM Instructional Support