Prepare to Work Remotely

Instructors can take advantage of existing online technologies to minimize disruption and facilitate many course activities. There are a variety of synchronous and asynchronous options to consider. Academic technologists are available to help instructors discuss a continuity plan and identify appropriate technologies.

Technology Information and Support for Continuity of Instruction

How to get technology information and support for continuity of instruction.

  • Review technologies to help you prepare: Visit Prepare to Work Remotely to review technologies that will help you prepare. Due to the changing nature of this situation, please refer to this website for updated UMD specific support information.
  • Get Help Virtually: Find technical support, join us for a drop-in session via Zoom, or request a consultation by visiting UMD Academic Technology Services and Sessions.

UMN System-wide Keep Teaching Resources is a comprehensive UMN sytem-wide resource for teaching with Canvas and integrated technologies like Zoom and Kaltura. This website is being updated frequently with additional resources and support options, so check back often.

Are you ready to teach from home? (UMTC's College of Education and Human Development) web tutorial takes instructors through the transition to online and highlights strategies to help ensure success. Please note: if you use this resource, you should contact the ITSS Help Desk to reach UMD educational technologist if you have questions or need additional assistance.

Teach, Meet, Learn with Zoom (UMN) Using Zoom to hold online office Hours (UMN)

Library Course Pages (UMD) enable instructors to select library and open access materials via this service and link it right into Canvas course site. These resources are available to UMD faculty/students anywhere in the world.

Remote Lab Activities and Experiences (Dartmouth, Indiana University, Middlebury, Harvard University, and Princeton University) is a website offering ideas for taking lab activities virtual.

Keep Teaching Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Keep Teaching FAQ page for answers to common questions about tools like Zoom, Canvas, Kaltura and related topics like accessibility. This page will be updated frequently with questions (and answers) as they arise, so check back often.