Working asynchronously in a remote teaching and learning situation means that the instructor and the students are not required to meet simultaneously in order to participate in the course fully or to fulfill the learning objectives of the course. Despite not meeting together at the same time, students and instructors continue to interact regularly and complete course work at set intervals: meeting small and large deadlines, participating in class activities, discussion, group projects, quizzes, exams, and the like.
Creating the elements of an asynchronous course relies on consideration of the primary or most important learning outcomes of a course and then matching that learning with activities and projects that can be engaged in outside of “class-time”.
The following resources on our Instructional Continuity page may help you get started on creating asynchronous elements for your course.
Tips for Organizing and Managing an Asynchronous Course
Asynchronous Alternatives For Student Presentations
Getting Started with Asynchronous Discussion
Asynchronous Discussion Techniques
Instructional Continuity For Students with Limited Access to Technology