Teaching Online@Kyoto U

As the basic preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, we should avoid (1) closed spaces with poor ventilation, (2) crowding together in large number, and (3) holding conversations at close range.
Consequently, it is becoming difficult to have all of our usual classes only on the university campus.

Given such circumstances, using online education is a valuable and promising option to keep students learning as well as to keep instructors teaching.
Furthermore, if the situation gets worst and the university campuses are closed down, distance education will probably become the only viable means to sustainably support learning and teaching.

Through online classes, you can promote interactive discussions in addition to transferring knowledge unilaterally.
Online learning also enables each student to learn at his or her own pace.

KEEP LEARNING ONLINE is important. If you take this opportunity to devise what you can do online, you may be able to ENHANCE LEARNING ONLINE even in your regular classes after this unusual situation is over.

Through this support website you, as an instructor, you can learn what you can do with online education, depending on the learning goals of your course, class size, lecture style, etc. This website also helps you learn some tips to make your online class successful.

TEACHING ONLINE@KYOTO U currently provides some basic information, and will be continuously updated and expanded as more information and resources become available.

If you have any questions about the services provided by Kyoto University, please send an email to the address below.
 - TeachingOnline [at] highedu.kyoto-u.ac.jp (please replace [at] with @)

This website is developed and operated by the Center for the Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education, Kyoto University.

What is an Online Class?

Online classes can be sorted into synchronous and asynchronous online classes.

What is a Hybrid Class?

Three models for hybrid teaching

How to Assess Student Learning

Tips and tools for assessing student learning in online environments

Things Your Students Should Know

Before your course starts, make sure that your students are informed of course requirements and policies

How to Communicate with Students

Examples of effective interaction with students in online classes

Working with a Teaching Assistant.

Resources for instructors and teaching assistants

Copyright Considerations for Online Classes

Fundamental knowledge of copyright issues

Workshops & Seminars

You can access information and archived videos of latest/previous workshops and seminars.

Questions from KU members

Get answers to frequently asked questions.
(KU-members only/Sign-up required)

Resources for Online Teaching

Find support resources created/released by Kyoto University departments and support sites offered by overseas universities.