HUB Teaching Remotely Webinar Series

The Manitoba Flexible Learning HUB, in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, has developed a series of webinars to help you prepare for and teach your remote learning course.

View our resources below for more information regarding our teaching remotely webinar series.

The Basics & Best Practices

Teaching remotely for the first time due to the current environment that is affecting us all? The objective of this session is to highlight similarities, differences, and challenges encountered when transitioning from teaching face-to-face to online, including guidance towards further resources and support. After a brief presentation, an open discussion will take place led by attendees.

Engaging and Motivating Students

Creating a means to motivate and engage your students in remote courses presents a unique challenge which is amplified by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Instructors and students may be required to teach and learn in new ways that would not otherwise be their first choice. This session will begin with a brief presentation of strategies to establish and maintain student motivation and engagement throughout your remote course, followed by an open discussion led by attendees.

Promoting Academic Integrity in Remote Learning

Do you have questions about fostering academic integrity in remote learning courses? In this weekly one-hour virtual workshop, you will learn ways to integrate simple strategies to promote academic integrity in your remote teaching and learning environments. You will also be introduced to the importance of building trusting and respectful relationships with your students to help to encourage your students to make ethical decisions while completing their scholarly work. Finally, current challenges and sources of support will be discussed.

Alternative Forms of Assessment

If the assessments you had planned for your face-to-face course will not be feasible in a remote learning course, what are the assessment alternatives? This webinar explores alternative forms of assessment suited to remote teaching and learning. The presentation will provide strategies for authentic assessment that incorporate both best practices for the promotion of academic integrity and tips for student engagement.

Course Design Principles

This webinar will provide an introduction to the course design process. Whether revising a face-to-face course, or developing a new course for remote teaching, this session can help you prepare for the upcoming term. While it is not expected that you will be an expert course designer by the end of this video, you will be exposed to a design framework, principles, and resources that will assist you in developing a learner-centered course. We will explore situational factors that influence the development of a course, as well as forming clear, measurable learning objectives that are in alignment with your assessments and teaching strategies.


A rubric is an assessment and grading tool that lays out specific expectations for an assignment and describes each level of performance quality on selected criteria. There are two types of rubrics, analytic and holistic. This video will explore both types of rubrics, specifically: the differences between analytic and holistic rubrics to determine the type of rubric suitable for your teaching context; the steps to design analytic and holistic rubrics; and strategies for using rubrics effectively.