About a year ago, the pandemic brought a change to EPFL. Forced by the virus, the campus closed its doors to teachers and students, and education continued via online formats. In this session, Helena Kovacs shares insights from a qualitative study on EPFL teachers’ initial experiences of the lockdown and what it meant to abruptly move from onsite to online teaching. The analysis introduces perspectives of pedagogical innovation and touches upon social components of learning which, during the lockdown, have left an impact on the meaning of professional teaching role. The session with offer small pockets of interactions and discussions over questions raised by the research.