This section provides recommendations on pedagogy, tools, and resources available to teaching assistants and undergraduate assistants in support of remote teaching virtual classes.

We will be actively updating this site with more resources. If you have any questions about transitioning your teaching please contact John Liu (johnhliu@mit.edu), Simona Socrate (ssocrate@mit.edu), or Jose Pacheco (jpacheco@mit.edu). For other questions, please join us at one of the following:

Open Office Hours

We will also be hosting open office hours for instructors to ask questions about remote teaching and to help them with troubleshooting. For a schedule of upcoming office hours and meeting details, go here.

Piazza Forum

All faculty, teaching staff and TAs can ask questions and share resources at the MechE Remote Teaching Forum Piazza. Sign up here.


Getting Started on Remote Teaching

MechE Guide to Transitioning to Remote Teaching Part I: Pedagogy and Practical Considerations

These slides were presented by John Liu (johnhliu@mit.edu), Simona Socrate (ssocrate@mit.edu), and Jose Pacheco (jpacheco@mit.edu) at a meeting on March 11, 2020 on the digital tools used in remote teaching. These slides will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

You may view a Zoom recording of the presentation given on March 11 here.

MechE Guide to Transitioning to Remote Teaching Part II: Software Workflows

These slides were presented by John Liu (johnhliu@mit.edu) on March 20 2020 on software workflows used in remote teaching.

You may view a Zoom recording of the presentation given on March 20 here.

MechE Guide to Transitioning to Remote Teaching Part III: Final Exams and Remote Teaching Debrief

These slides were presented by John Liu (johnhliu@mit.edu) on May 8, 2020 to provide an overview of best practices for final exams and a remote teaching debreif.

You may view a Zoom recording of the presentation given on May 8 here.

Recommendations for Office Hours and Recitations

John Liu has prepared the following recommendations on how to carry out recitations and office hours.

Other Resources for Your Remote Teaching

MIT Teach Remote: MIT-wide curated set of resources

MIT has prepared this guide to provide you with suggested actions to take quickly when making the shift from teaching in a classroom to teaching anywhere.

MIT-wide forum to post and share resources

A public site has been created for the MIT community to share resources and tips about remote teaching.