Keep Teaching

If you are preparing for Fall 2021, please refer to the Flexible Teaching website, which features a series of guides for course design, delivery, and materials. Flexible Teaching is an approach to course design and delivery that helps students learn and succeed in any mode – face to face, online, or hybrid. Learn more and get started at

If you have concerns about a student’s mental health or wellbeing, please contact DukeReach.

Emergencies related to severe weather or a health crisis can result in missed class time for students and instructors. The Keep Teaching site is here to help the Duke community keep classes going through remote learning when students and faculty cannot meet on campus. Click on the links above to get started.

Immediate Recommendations

  1. We recommend that you make Sakai ( the primary “home base” for your course. You can find many helpful guides for using Sakai.
  2. Send an email before classes resume letting your students know when and how class will meet and whether there will be any major changes to the remaining assignments in the semester (see the Strategies section for suggestions on how to do so if you do not already have a plan). Also let students know the best way to communicate with you for the rest of the term. Direct students to visit for answers to some of their most frequently asked questions.
  3. The web conferencing tool Zoom gives you a way to deliver lectures, hold class discussions, share your screen to show slides, and text chat with students. Visit to create your Zoom account. You can use these helpful instructions to help you get started with Zoom.

Click here for some recommendations on low tech strategies you can utilize in your transition to remote teaching.

Next Steps