Instructor Resources
Some of the tools to help you teach effectively in the remote online environment.

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Workshops, Training, & Events

 

CETL offers workshops on various topics like HuskyCT, using web conferencing, lecture capture, teaching and pedagogy, as well as others.

View the upcoming Workshops and Events.

 

Device & Network Requirements for Instructors

Work from Anywhere
With technology, you can teach, learn, and work, whether you are on-site or online.

The University provides the systems, services, and support that instructors need to teach online or hybrid courses. To be successful, however, instructors also need devices that operate well with these systems and that enable high-quality interactions remotely. For this reason, ITS has announced, with the approval of the Office of the Provost, device requirements for instructors. A detailed list of specifications is available at remotework.uconn.edu.

 

HuskyCT

I’m New to HuskyCT; How Do I Get Started?

Perform the following basic HuskyCT-related tasks to get started:

  1. Familiarize yourself with your new HuskyCT site or request a HuskyCT course site: To save time in the event of a Coronavirus closure, HuskyCT course sites are being created for all current lecture and discussion courses. For certain types of courses, such as internships, a HuskyCT is not being automatically created. If a HuskyCT is not created, the instructor of record can request a site in StudentAdmin. Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the site to be available. Once it is available, you can find it here. All students registered for your class will be automatically enrolled.
  2. Upload your syllabus to your HuskyCT course site.
  3. Enroll your teaching assistants into HuskyCT. Although your students will be auto-enrolled, your teaching assistants will not unless they are listed in StudentAdmin as an instructor in the course.
  4. Post announcements to members of your course.
  5. Upload and manage digital course materials.
  6. Review guides on other HuskyCT functions.

Additional HuskCT guides are available at: https://confluence.uconn.edu/ikb

 

I've Used HuskyCT But Need to Use Additional Features; How Do I Get Started?

HuskyCT offers a variety of feature and tools that may prove useful during a closure or cancellation.

Tool Description
Assignments If you are grading student submitted files, the assignments tool saves time. When you create an assignment using the assignments tool, a Grade Center column is created automatically. From the Grade Center or Needs Grading page, you can see who has submitted their work. You can use the inline viewer and grade submissions directly. You can also download submissions for offline viewing.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Blackboard Collaborate Ultra™ is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. Collaborate has unique in-session tools, such as breakout rooms, an interactive whiteboard, application sharing, polling, and a hand-raising feature, that enhance engagement and the face-to-face feel of online classes.


See: Tips & Tricks on using Collaborate Ultra

Blogs Instructors create and manage blogs, and only enrolled users can view and create entries and comments in them.
Course Calendar Course calendar events appear to all members of the course. Common entries include upcoming tests, due dates for assignments, or special lectures. Course items with due dates automatically appear in the course calendar. Only instructors may create course calendar events.
Discussion Board Building a sense of community among students is crucial for a successful online experience. With the discussion board tool, course members can replicate the robust discussions that take place in the traditional classroom.
Glossary Each course can have its own glossary of terms. Each entry consists of a term and an accompanying definition.
Grade Center In the Grade Center, you can provide and manage your students' grades for assignments, tests, discussion posts, journals, blogs, and wikis, and for ungraded items, such as surveys or self-tests. You can also create grade columns for any activities or requirements you want to grade, such as special projects, participation, or attendance.
Journals Journals are a personal space for students to communicate privately with you. Students can also use journals as a self-reflective tool to post their opinions, ideas, and concerns about the course, or discuss and analyze course related materials.
Kaltura With Kaltura, faculty can create, edit, and share videos with their students. Faculty can also embed quiz questions throughout the video to assess student learning.

 

See: Tips & Tricks on using Kaltura

SafeAssign Use SafeAssign to review assignment submissions for plagiarism potential and create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources rather than paraphrase. SafeAssign is effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool.
Tasks You can use the tasks tool to organize projects or activities—referred to as tasks—by defining task priority and tracking task status.
Tests, Surveys, and Pools You can use tests and surveys to measure student knowledge, gauge progress, and gather information from students.

For additional tips on how to HuskyCT features and tools: https://confluence.uconn.edu/ikb/teaching-and-learning/huskyct/general-support

 


Getting Help

Where Can I Get More Help?

Visit the Help Links at the bottom of the page.

 


UConn Library Support & Services

Visit the UConn Library's site for updated information about Library services, access to materials, and support during the closure.

 


UConn Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD)

Visit the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) site for updated information about CSD services.

 


Resource Guides

Useful Tools for the Transition to Remote Online Teaching.

See the Resource Guides.

 


Review the IT Guide to Telecommuting

University ITS provides a guide on telecommuting that covers accessing UConn Resources Remotely.

  • Access to Email
  • File Storage and Sharing
  • Hosting and Attending Meetings
  • Checking Office Telephones
  • UConn Software

Visit: IT Guide to Telecommuting

 

 

We can help you.


If you need technical help there are a variety of options available to you to keep your class running.


If you need technical help (connectivity, issues logging in, course/enrollment status, etc), please contact the UITS Technology Support Center.

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