Working and Teaching Online

Remote Teaching and Learning Tools

Whether you need to teach or meet remotely, the following workshops, videos, guides, and webinars will help you get started.


Teaching Online

Zoom

Zoom is the university's primary tool for delivering online courses synchronously. Below is a list of useful tip sheets, videos, and web articles on using Zoom:

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning offers online synchronous classes on Zoom, such as Using Zoom to Facilitate Online Classes and Handling Challenges in the Zoom Classroom. Visit the Taylor Institute course calendar to register for classes.

Find more information on how to use Zoom on the eLearn @ UCalgary website

Video

YuJa

Learn how to use YuJa to record, edit, and publish videos of your lectures:

Find more information on how to use YuJa on the eLearn @ UCalgary website.

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning offers an online synchronous class called Using YuJa in Teaching and Learning. Visit their course calendar to find upcoming sessions and to sign up.

Snagit

Learn how to use Snagit to capture and edit screenshots and make basic screencast videos.

 

Meeting Online

Here are some additional topics related to holding online meetings:

Microsoft Teams

Managing Staff

Learning Technology Coaches

Learning Technology Coaches support the implementation of learning technology tools as the campus community transitions to online and remote teaching. Coaches are available to support academic staff design and implement their online courses, adapt to new learning technologies, and assist with session scheduling and facilitation. 

Online Learning Sessions

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning offers online classes on a wide range of teaching and learning topics to assist UCalgary faculty and staff. These include topics relating to Zoom, YuJa, and D2L. Here are some examples:

Zoom

  • Using Zoom to Facilitate Online Classes
  • Handling Challenges in the Zoom Classroom

YuJa

  • Using YuJa in Teaching and Learning

D2L

  • D2L Work Session
  • Use D2L to Collect Assignments and Provide Student Feedback
  • Putting your Content Online
  • Creating Quizzes Online
  • Setting Up Online Discussions in D2L
  • Communicating with Students using D2L

Teaching Online

  • Teaching Online Program - Special Edition
  • Designing and Facilitating Group Work in Online Courses
  • Course Design Essentials
  • Online Feedback Strategies and Rubrics
  • Promoting Student Engagement and Active Learning on Discussion Boards
  • Online Student Assessment
  • Flipping Your Online Course
  • Engaging Students Online
  • Best Practices for Designing a Quality Rubric

Visit the Taylor Institute course calendar to register for classes.

D2L

D2L (formerly known as Desire2Learn and now also known as Brightspace) is the learning management system (LMS) used at the University of Calgary. Design a course that effectively uses the tools that are available within the D2L learning environment and host online courses.

Find more information on how to use Zoom and D2L on the eLearn @ UCalgary website.

The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning offers online synchronous classes on D2L, such as:

  • D2L Work Session
  • Use D2L to Collect Assignments and Provide Student Feedback
  • Putting your Content Online
  • Creating Quizzes Online
  • Setting Up Online Discussions in D2L
  • Communicating with Students using D2L

Visit the Taylor Institute course calendar to register for classes.

General Resources


COVID-19 Research Collaboration

For faculty, postdocs, students, and staff engaged in COVID-19 research and related activities

Remote Experiential Learning Resources

Course disruption can be especially challenging when the course includes experiential learning (EL). Simply put, online EL will not fully replicate an in-person experience. In this unprecedented global event, we must consider alternate arrangements. With intentional design and assessment, online EL can facilitate some of the knowledge and skill development that would normally occur in-person. This page lists some resources to get you started on thinking through how you might approach the task.