Teaching During the Pandemic: Resouces

On this page you'll find online teaching resources that may be helpful as our community moves towards hybrid and blended learning. Our page Research during the Pandemic contains related materials focused on pivoting research projects online.

University of Edinburgh Resources 

Local sources of support 

General Resources

A mixture of articles, blog posts, community sourced lists, and resources 

Centre for Research in Digital Education

Research into digital education, digital cultures and data


University of Edinburgh Resources

Information Services

The New Learning Technologist Development Toolkit provides learning design and digital skills development resources and training for staff new to working with learning technology. IS also support teaching continuity, with advice on how to pivot teaching online.

Institute for Academic Development - Hybrid Teaching

The Institute for Academic Development continues to provide online support, including the Edinburgh Hybrid Teaching Exchange Site which allows for sharing of plans, insights and resources as the University prepares for the move to hybrid teaching for 2020/21. EASE log-in required.



2021-2022: What you need to know (UoE only)

Information and guidance documents to help you plan for the 2021-22 Academic Year. Guidance and links are added and updated as information becomes available.

Teaching Matters 

Teaching Matters contains useful links to resources on teaching and learning activity. 

Covid-19 Research Hub

The Covid-19 Research Hub is a sharepoint site for University staff to share research on the impact of Covid-19 and contains links to useful webinars and resources.


General Resources

10 simple rules for supporting a temporary online pivot in higher education by Dr Emily Nordmann (University of Glasgow) and Dr Jill R D MacKay (University of Edinburgh). Also available as a webinar here.

What versus How: Teaching Digital Humanities after COVID-19 by Dr. Stuart Dunn, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at King's College London

A Guide to Online Teaching in the Humanities  by Dr. Lee Skallerup Bessett, Learning Design Specialist at Georgetown University

Online Teaching Webinar by Jonathan Cohn (University of Alberta). Further resources are also available here.

Inside Higher Ed (US) provides latest news, analysis, and services for the entire higher education community - a selection of articles is included below: 

The Chronical of Higher Ed (US) covers colleges and universities - articles require institutional access, a selection is included below:

Transitioning to Hybrid Delivery from University of Leeds aims to support teachers and researchers to transition their teaching material to a hybrid delivery of student education.

Centre for Teaching and Learning at Oxford University contains advice, events and digital case studies.

SISTER, put together by The Science Engineering and Health Academic Development Group at RMIT Australia aims, to curate and create articles that guide learning and teaching in the 21st century.

Technology Tool Finder from Indiana University aims to help you find the most suitable technology for your teaching requirements.

Pedagogies of Care contains open resources for Student-Centred & Adaptive strategies in the new Higher Ed Landscape from the contributing authors of the West Virginia University Press Teaching & Learning Series.

The New School have provided a list of resources and support necessary to most effectively shift to remote instruction: the resource is regularly updated.

Online Course Development Resource Site from Vanderbilt University walks you through the online course development process drawing on research, best practices, and existing resources from around the web and from the Vanderbilt University Centre for Teaching (CFT).

Online Teaching Tools and Resources from Yale University contains teaching tools, media sources and other resources. 

Elevate from the University of Sheffield contains support and guidance in planning for blended and digital teaching.

Open resources to help universities teach online contains links to resources made available by SAGE publishing.

Working and learning online during a pandemic from Pearson contains Higher Education specific resources.

Digital Humanities Now Covid-19 Round Up contains a range of reflections and resources related to digital humanities, especially on digital pedagogy, labour, data visualization, and online collections. 

Moving your teaching online, a collection of resources from OneHE.

Developing Blended Learning Approaches from Jisc, who provide digital solutions for UK education and research. 

National Centre for Research Methods have collated ideas on how people are switching to teaching and learning other than face-to-face. 


Centre for Research in Digital Education

The Centre for Research in Digital Education is based in the Moray House School of Education and Sport, and conducts research, knowledge exchange and consultancy in key areas including digital education pedagogy and policy, open education, children and technology, learning analytics and museum learning.


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