Online Teaching Resources


Given the circumstances of what’s been happening around the world within the last few weeks, it’s safe to assume that what follows on this page is subject to change. That said, this is one of the resources available to you as you begin preparing to teach your classes completely on line beginning March 30th.


Evaluate and Revise Your Syllabus

Update any instructions around participation, assignments/deadlines, and other topics.

Submit a Course Plan for Instructional Continuity for each class you teach. The university must have this document for accreditation and other compliance purposes.

Communicate with students Using Canvas

You’re already using Canvas and THAT is one of your best, most flexible tools for online teaching. Use Announcements and email to stay in touch with your students. And use things like Discussions and Chat to engage and continue the conversation outside the classroom.


Lecture with Zoom

Zoom is now available campus wide and is already integrated into your Canvas course.

To get started using Zoom and to learn more about its different features, visit UT’s Zoom homepage. If you have questions about Zoom, especially IT questions, please send them to

You can also find tutorials and other resources available here.


Zoom Training

In addition to the Zoom tutorials available on multiple sites, the School of Nursing will conduct a faculty workshop on Wednesday, March 18. Future training sessions will be announced as they’re developed.

All resources and recordings of these trainings will be available online as soon as they’re completed.


1-on-1 Consultations

Many of you are already working on your plan for the contingency that now appears to be a reality. As you continue working on your plan for teaching online, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help with instructional technology, pedagogy, or anything else:




Thankfully, most of you are already using Proctorio for remote proctoring of online exams and quizzes. If you’re not, consider adding it to your course as it will provide an additional layer of test security. If you want to learn more, click here to get started.


Office Hours, Meetings, Advising Sessions, and More

There are lots of options available, including Adobe Connect and Big Blue Button but you may be sensing a theme by this point… we think you should consider using Zoom.



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