Synchronous Online Teaching Micro-Course

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The Synchronous Online Teaching Micro-Course focuses on technical how-tos and best practices for teaching online with Zoom. Note, micro-courses are short courses that focus on one topic. The format is primarily asynchronous with one optional Zoom session, where faculty can share synchronous teaching strategies with colleagues.

In the Synchronous Online Teaching Micro-Course, participants will:

  • Identify best practices around etiquette, privacy, and security in Zoom sessions and consider how to those might be applied to their own courses
  • Share strategies for engaging students in Zoom 
  • Examine principles of low bandwidth teaching and resilient course design through the lens of synchronous teaching


This course remains open as a resource for SF State faculty.

Stipends for faculty completion of CEETL course offerings were made possible through one-time emergency federal funding (CARES and HEERF) for COVID-19. This funding source has now concluded as of 4/25/22. CEETL courses remain available as a resources for the campus community, though stipends for completion will no longer be awarded.