Ready to Teach Online


The following steps are designed to assist course instructors at Dalhousie and King's to prepare and deliver online courses. Additional resources on each topic are available on this website.

Contact us if you have questions or need assistance. 

1. Log in to Brightspace and find your course

When you log in to Brightspace [NetID required], first find your course. If you do not see your course, contact Academic Technology Services (ATS) with Course Build in the subject line.

2. Log in to 'Going Online Together' Brightspace community

The Brightspace community, Going Online Together - Dalhousie Teaching Community [NetID required] is available to all instructors at Dalhousie and King's. It’s an information hub that provides opportunities for discussion about online teaching and learning and online course design. The community space was created with course instructors in mind and is intended to curate both Dalhousie's resources and external resources to support you as you teach online. You'll be prompted to log in to Brightspace to join.

3. Add Content

4. Create assignments

Explore ideas about alternative assessments by the Centre for Learning & Teaching.  

5. Consider exam alternatives

You are encouraged to consider these two alternatives to an exam:

1. My exam could be redesigned as an alternative assessment completed remotely (e.g. final paper).

2. My exam could be cancelled and the weight of the exam could be spread across other assessed work .

If an exam is required, due to one of the following situations, please note the corresponding recommendation:

a) My exam could be moved into Brightspace to be completed in a non-proctored format.
Please email the Brightspace support team to help you bring your exam online.  

b) My exam would need to be rescheduled because it MUST be completed face-to-face.
You are encouraged to contact your Dean for directions on how to proceed.

c) My exam could be completed online (in Brightspace) but MUST be proctored virtually. 
You are encouraged to contact your Dean for directions on how to proceed. 

6. Make your course active