The following resources and those on the specific topic sub-pages have been provided for your reference.  Some are created specifically for the JHSPH faculty, while others are adapted from or linked to materials found elsewhere.  Please note that while we have organized these topically, some topics and resources are related to several different categories, topics, and fields. So, if you know what you are looking for on the Toolkit, it may be easiest to use the search box at the top of the page to locate the resource.

Office of Academic Affairs

General Teaching and Learning Resources

Teaching at Its Best, A Research Based Resource for College Instructors, 3rd Edition, Linda B. Nilson. Jossey-Bass, 2010. 
(available through JHU libraries as an eBook:

What the Best College Teachers Do, Bain, Ken, Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, 2004
(copy available at JHU libraries:

Philosophy of Teaching Statements: Examples and Tips on How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement

The Civil Classroom in the Age of the Net. P.M. Forni.

FERPA Best Practices - important information to protect student privacy

JHSPH overview of FERPA

Johns Hopkins University Policy on FERPA

Course Design

There are many resources linked from our Course Design page including course objectives; alignment of objectives, activities, and assessments; etc.


Course Approval Process

Click on the link above ("Course Approval Process") to learn about the 8 major steps to getting a course approved at JHSPH.


Course Design and Development

Click on the link above ("Course Design and Development") to learn about the 8 major steps for the Course Design & Development.


Click on the link above ("Assessments") to learn about best practices related to JHSPH Methods of Evaluation.


Gain a basic understanding of copyright, fair use, public domain, and related resources. Then link to the Copyright Matters for Course Materials page or go straight to the Images & Media page.

Learning Activities and Teaching Techniques

Click on the link above ("Learning Activities and Teaching Techniques") to access our resources related to specific teaching techniques.

Recording Options

Whether preparing to deliver a lecture online or documenting a classroom or other experience, there are several "Recording Options" available to JHSPH faculty. The toolkit page breaks down the advantages of professional and self-serve options and helps get you started.

Teach During Inclement Weather

Our "Teach During Inclement Weather" page provides food for thought for on-campus, blended, and online courses. It includes advice for preparing your students (including expectations clearly laid out in the course syllabus) as well as several options available to faculty so the learning doesn't have to stop just because the weather gets in the way!

Technology for Teaching

Click on the link above ("Technology for Teaching") to learn about technology tools that lend themselves to seamless integration with online and blended learning. This includes tools used in CTL environments, tools licensed by CTL, and other useful tools.

Universal Design for Instruction

UDI (Universal Design for Instruction) is an educational practice that mirrors the Universal Design (UD) movement in engineering. In UD, the efforts put forth in the initial concept, design, and development of an object and environment go further than meeting a singular need or instance. Universal Design makes life better for as many people as possible with minimal need for special adaptations or accommodations. Education developed with UDI at its core is proactive, robust and sustainable allowing for the changing requirements set forth by educational objectives, diverse learner needs, and resources including digital and physical environments. More than anything, like objects engineered with Universal Design, learning developed within the principles of UDI is "good for all". Click to learn more about UDI (and UDL)

Our UDI: Accessibility page is the starting point for learning about (WCAG 2.0) Accessibility standards as well as how UDL and UDI, specifically, are applied toward the same principles and best practices that make learning better and more accessible for all.

CTL Video Series: Overview of Accessibility in UDI


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