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The University of Arizona

Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching

Instructional Continuity

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Start here with Instructor Resources for Online Teaching (UA's Office of Instruction & Assessment). 

For assistance with handling the pedagogical and technical challenges, also consult UA Digital Learning’s Thoughtful Preparation for Rapid Online Deployment for strategies and up-to-date information.

Instructors can get support from the Office of Instruction & Assessment, UITS, and Digital Learning at 520-626-6804. Live support via Zoom sessions is also being offered to instructors to help transition to teaching remotely.

Campus experts are also offering a range of webinars. At the bottom of the webinars page, you'll find recordings of previous sessions.

Other Resources:

Using Zoom

To log into Zoom:

Hosts for meetings with HIPAA-covered content must complete Zoom for Health Training first. 


Zoom offers many resources in its Help Center, including Live Training and Technical Support.
UA's Think Tank offers a Getting Started with Zoom guide.

Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom [Zoom]: 2-page PDF with notes about pedagogy and links to guides for Zoom features. March 2020

Zoom: Teach Online Class Sessions [Univ. of Minnesota Information Technology]: Includes sample agenda for a class session with notes about the different Zoom tools you'd use and what prep you need to do to use them well.

Using Panopto

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Panopto is the university's video streaming and lecture capture platform. Panopto is integrated into D2L/Brightspace but can also be used outside of a D2L/Brightspace course.  It accomplishes several core tasks:

  • Record your classroom. (Students can watch the recordings for reviewing difficult materials before major assessments.)
  • Record mini-lectures or introductions for your course and embed them in D2L.
  • Live stream study sessions with students chatting questions to you.
  • Have students create their own recordings of themselves, items outside of the classroom, or events and then upload them to your Panopto Assignment Folder via the D2L integration.
  • Stream MP4s that you have access to. (The Libraries can assist you in securing copyrights.)

Panopto training and Help

Email Josh Butcher or Academic Technologies. View the UA's online help pages at: 

Inclusion & Diversity in Online Learning

Christy M. Rhodes & Steven W. Schmidt, Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Online Classroom, eLearn Magazine (Nov. 2018)

Karen Milheim, A Fundamental Look at Cultural Diversity and the Online Classroom, eLearn Magazine (2017)