Teaching Essentials

Course Content Resources List

Study Skills

Learn how to improve your reading speed and memory, use mobile devices to learn on the go, and uncover how our brains work to further enhance your study skills.

Time Management

Learn how to organize your time by developing a study plan, selecting calendar options, prioritizing tasks, budgeting time, and creating patterns for your day, week and month.

Study Plan


Prioritizing Tasks

Budgeting Time

Creating Patterns

Focus and Procrastination

Learn how to improve your focus with strategies such as timing activities and visualizing your finish line, while at the same identifying procrastination habits such as lack of confidence or feeling overwhelmed.

Strategies to Improve Focus

Strategies to Avoid Procrastination

Teamwork and Managing Conflict

Learn how to work best on a team, explore key characteristics for effective team members, review sources of team conflict, and strategies for managing difficult situations.



Intercultural Competence

Learn how to develop your intercultural competence to engage and adapt across cultural differences, communicate more effectively with people from different backgrounds, and enhance your self-awareness about your own beliefs and worldviews and how this impact your social interactions.

Goal Setting and Personal Strengths

Learn how to define life goals and take steps towards achieving them, while at the same time identifying what you do best and align your strengths to the work you do.

Growth Mindset and Resilience

Learn how to cultivate a growth mindset to achieve your true potential and boost your resilience to help you overcome challenges and thrive.

Growth Mindset


Planning your Career

Learn how to identify your career goals and develop a career plan, while at the same time creating a personal brand that can support your career goals.

Job Search and Networking

Learn how to approach your job search, stand apart from your competition, build connections, and find an internship that can then turn into a full-time position.

Resume and Interviews

Learn how to write an effective resume, and prepare for internal and external interviews, and confidently respond to common questions.



Building Trust and Openness

Pivoting online not only impacts how we adapt teaching to online; it also impacts how we perceive each other online. Instructors and students may not have the benefit of reading body language in the way they do in the classroom. Also, subtexts may arise by the way the voice intonates, again dependent on perceptions.


Relationship Openness

Emotional Messages in Communication

Check Your Assumptions

Non-Verbal Communication

A web camera can pick up clues just as much as an in-person encounter. These videos may help monitor engagement, the cornerstone of an online experience.

Verbal Communication

The mute button may help reflect on the reasons why to ‘unmute.’ What’s being said and why? Perhaps some don’t know and feel scared of talking to a headshot or initials. Conversations are intimidating whether online or in a room full of strangers. The skills are the same.

Conversation Skills

Online Conversations

Problem Solving and Consensus Building

Problem solving and consensus building take priority, especially during uncertain times while navigating people and technology.


Problem Solving

Decision Making Strategies

Working Remotely

These two guides not only feature LinkedIn Learning courses, videos, and learning guides to provide a starting point, they also provide other resources regarding the practical tips along with maintaining mental health. The guide aimed at students was developed by two Library Technician students, working for the library, under the supervision of Rosemary Woodby.

For Students

For Faculty & Staff