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Prepare for Online Teaching

What is online teaching and learning?

Online teaching and learning encompass any part of those mediums that don't take place in an in-person classroom. Planning an online course means thinking through the interactions you want students to have during your course, and injecting flexibility into an existing structure to maximize learning. Many of the actions you will likely want to take are already implemented within Canvas. This hub is powerful and provides access to several tools useful for communicating, teaching, and assessing in an online setting.

Additionally, from time to time, external challenges may require face-to-face instruction to be moved online. In many cases, it will be wise to use scheduled class time for doing things like presenting lectures through Zoom or Teams and sharing content through resources available to you. UIW possesses multiple technological and human resources to ensure that both synchronous and asynchronous instruction can continue without issue in a virtual environment.

What kind of hardware do I need to teach online?

Laptop or Desktop Computer Open
Web Camera for Video Sharing Open
Microphone Open
Internet Browser Open
Reliable High Speed Internet Open
Tips to Improve a Home Internet Connection Open

Communicating with your students

Establishing Effective Communication Channels Open
Canvas Open
Zoom Video Conferencing Open
Microsoft Teams Channels or Chat Open
Email Open
Secure and Safe Social Networking with Yammer Open

Delivering course content

Moving your Course Materials Online Open
Lecture Types Open
Narrate and Record a PowerPoint Open
Sharing Links to Files from OneDrive Open
Video Content with Office 365 Open

Setting up assessments

Create Assessments in Canvas Open
Create Quizzes and Surveys in Microsoft Forms Open
Using Respondus Exam Creator Open
Monitor and Lockdown Assessments with Respondus Tools Open
Prevent Plagiarism with Turnitin Open

How do I encourage student engagement online?

Edpuzzle Open
Flipgrid Open
Padlet Open
StudyMate Open
Poll Everywhere Open

What are some other helpful resources to review?

Copyright Open
Teleconferencing and Recording Policy Open

Contact Us

Melissa Dagne

Assistant Director of Academic Technology
dagne@uiwtx.edu
(210) 829-6077

Terry Peak

Instructional Designer
tpeak@uiwtx.edu
(210) 829-3920

Evelyn Villarreal

Instructional Designer
evvillar@uiwtx.edu
(210) 942-4331

Adela Gott

Software Specialist
agott@uiwtx.edu
(210) 829-3946

Jon Whitney

Software Specialist
jswhitne@uiwtx.edu
(210) 832-2197