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AMDA-NY Library Online Learning Resources: Curriculum Support

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, AMDA has moved many of its courses to an online format. This guide is a supplement to the regular AMDA-NY library website, to aid students and faculty during this time.

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Instruction Tools & Support

Epigeum - Two Online Training Videos
Oxford University Press's online course platform Epigeum is offering two free online training programs to support faculty tackling the transition to digital course delivery. Teaching Online presents fundamental principles of online pedagogy for first time users as well as including support for students making the most of the online learning experience. Blended Learning explores the integration of face-to-face and online methods in teaching and learning. 
How to Access the programs for FREE:
  1. Go to
  2. Use the drop-down user menu in the top right corner to register as a new user
  3. When prompted, enter the following code: df5f8fe6
  4. You will be sent an activation link by email; click on this to activate your account
  5. Once this process is complete, you can log into your new account where you will have access to the two programs, both stored under "My Courses"

General Tips for Teaching Online (from Stanford University)
  1. Tips and Tricks for Teaching in the Online Classroom: Jim Harrison and J. Diane Martonis (Faculty Focus)
  2. 8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online: EDUCASE Research Library
  3. How To Be a Better Online Teacher: Flower Darby (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Best document scanning apps of 2020: digitally archive files with mobile devices

This article from TechRadar explains the top apps for scanning your materials into a PDF for digital access.

Recommended AMDA Resources

The Library provides access to Backstage magazine through our Flipster subscription.
Magazines on Flipster can be read in a web browser window or in the app

! Special Content ! Backstage digital seminars  
The Slate
All-new digital and on-camera series featuring insights and direct feedback from casting directors, acting coaches, personal trainers, agents, actors, and creators.
Add the calendar of events to your Google Calendar to stay up-to-date!
The extensive collections available from DigitalTheatre+ encompass dance, music and theatre and is an amazing tool for any performer!
The site is divided into 4 main categories and each section includes a curated carousel highlighting recommended, recently added, and trending titles:
  1. Plays & Productions
  2. Practice & Practitioners
    • ​​There is a search function providing filters by Role, Form, Resource Type, and Curriculum
    • Librarian favorites include Richard Armitage in Conversation about playing John Proctor in Yael Farber's The Crucible
  3. Theory & Criticism
  4. Teaching with DT+

To access DigitalTheatre+ from off-campus, you will need the username and password from our Access to Online Collections handout.

Drama Online is published by Bloomsbury and includes tons of digital content - plays, videos, books, criticism, and educational materials. There are multiple ways to search Drama Online as well, either in keyword searching, the top menu categories, or by content producer highlighted on the homepage. (There's also a monologue searching tool!)

  • Plays come from various publishers include Bloomsbury, Methuen, Faber & Faber, Nick Hern, and more!
  • Audio Plays are from the LA Theatre Works collection featuring actors from around the world!
  • Video collections are amazing - from BBC, the Hollow Crown, RSC Live, Shakespeare's Globe, and so much more!

Featured Content : Modern and Contemporary Female Playwrights

! Special Access ! Through May 31, 2020 all content on Drama Online is available to the AMDA community

To access Drama Online from off-campus, you will need the username and password from our Access to Online Collections handout.