Online teaching takes more time for students and instructors! Focus on how we can support students through the research process without creating too much additional work or strain on already crunched schedules. This might mean cancelling previously-scheduled instruction and offering resources via email.
Take stock of instructional resources you already have available: lesson plans, LibGuides, tutorials, worksheets, etc. What can be adapted or shared online? You don’t need to start from scratch!
Take some time to practice using Zoom, Sakai, and other tools that might be new to you. Use the Remote Teaching Checklist to make sure you have what you need.
Students may not have access to reliable, high-speed internet (or any internet at all) and might be accessing content from time zones all around the world. Aim to provide learning experiences that support students in low-bandwidth and low-immediacy ways first, before spending more resources on high-bandwidth and high-immediacy teaching.