Teaching @ Price

Teaching addressing a classroom

Effective teaching requires clear communication, organization, and responsiveness to students. These resources on Blackboard, Zoom, and online-teaching pedagogy will help you plan for a successful semester of teaching.

Download the Fall 2021 Course Planning and Design Checklist

RGL 101 Classroom Instructions
RGL 2nd Floor Classrooom Instructions

Video Resources


An online forum for Price Faculty and Instructors

Follow the Price Online Faculty Teaching Forum on Yammer for your colleagues’ questions and suggestions about online teaching, along with up-to-date discussions between faculty and the Price IT Team. If you need access to the Yammer page, please contact [email protected]. USC login is required.

Yammer Digests– Regular digests are sent out by the Price Office of Online Education and Digital Media. These digests offer a consolidated report of all of the posts that take place on Yammer. USC login is required.


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Conducting Live Zoom Sessions

Learn about the basic Zoom tools including breakout rooms, screen sharing, taking polls, and recording Zoom sessions at the link above. Additional resources are also available here

Zoom Training Channel

The Office of Online Education and Digital Media at USC Price has created short training videos on a variety of topics for Zoom.

Required: Recording Zoom Sessions

Recording of all classes is required. To make recording classes and managing Zoom rooms easier, ITS has integrated Zoom into every Blackboard course. More guidelines and information on this can be found here.

Camera / Virtual Backgrounds

Encouraging students to use a Virtual Background can help those who may not be comfortable with keeping their camera on. USC and Price themed Zoom backgrounds can be found here, and instructions on how to use are included.

Student Etiquette

Price has created a short video illustrating Zoom etiquette. We highly recommend that you assign this to students to watch asynchronously and before the first day of class.


Please contact the following indvididuals with questions related to Instructional Design, Pedagogy, BlackBoard, and Zoom.

Jonathan Schwartz
Sr. Director, Online Education and
Digital Media
[email protected]

Matthew Barrile, PhD
Manager of Instructional Design and Development
[email protected]

Minh Trinh
Instructional Designer
[email protected]