Remote Teaching Resources



Please see the resources below to support you as your move your courses to an online environment. For the University of Utah's Remote Resources Guide go here: For more on the University of Utah's response to COVID-19, go here:


Student Adjustment Guide: Please share widely with your students to help them adapt to online learning






  • Use asynchronous tools when possible: Having students participate in live Zoom conversations can be useful but synchronous instruction can be difficult for students to focus on while dealing with their other responsibilities. In addition, bandwidth requirements for discussion boards are far lower than for live video tools.
  • Balance newness and need: As with any changed activities, you will need to balance the needs and benefits of online collaboration with the additional effort such collaboration will require on everyone else's part. Learning new technologies and procedures might be counterproductive, particularly in the short term, unless there is clear benefit.
  • Communicate early and often: Let students know about changes or disruptions as early as possible, even if all the details aren't in place yet, and let them know when they can expect more specific information. Don't swamp them with email, but consider matching the frequency of your messages with that of changes in class activities and/or updates to the broader crisis at hand (for example, the campus closure is extended for two more days; what will students need to know related to your course?).
  • Set expectations: Let students know how you plan to communicate with them, and how often. Tell students both how often you expect them to check their email, and how quickly they can expect your response.
  • Manage your communications load: You will likely receive some individual requests for information that could be useful to all your students, so consider keeping track of frequently asked questions and sending those replies out to everyone. This way, students know they might get a group reply in a day versus a personal reply within an hour. Also, consider creating an information page or discussion board in Canvas, and then encourage students to check there first for answers before emailing you.




Lecture Capture


Loom for Google Chrome

Loom is a free Google Chrome add on that allows you to record your screen, voice, and face.


Narrated Power Point

Contact your course coordinator for instructions on uploading recorded lectures 

Canvas: Media 


Online Meeting Etiquette

Zoom Instructional Videos

Skype for Business

Google Hangouts

(Note: use the U of U Google Cloud to sign in and avoid using your personal gmail account)



Remote Software and Desktops

Canvas Discussion Board:

 Google Drive:


Office 365:

Adobe Creative Cloud:





In addition to the resources you may already be familiar with, the Library has added new tools that are available during the Covid-19 disruption to classroom teaching.  These include:

Access Anesthesiology*

Access Cardiology*

Access Emergency Medicine*

Access HemOnc*

Access Neurology*

Access ObGyn*

Access Pediatrics*

Access Physiotherapy*

Access Surgery*

Case Files Collection*

F.A. Davis PT Collection*

*Available thru Aug.20, 2020

In addition, you can now use the following LWW Health Libraries:

Medical Education (includes: Bates' Guide to Physical Examination)**

Clerkship/Clinical Rotations (includes Step-Up Guides and Boards & Wards) **

PA Core Education**

PA Rotations **

Internal Medicine **

Physical Therapy **

Occupational Therapy **

Exercise Science **

Advanced Practice Nursing **

Made Incredibly Easy! Series **

Board Review Series **

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy **

*Available thru May 21,, 2020

Plus access to :

ClinicalKey for Nursing ***

*** Available Mar 27 – Sep 14, 2020 





Portions of the materials on this webpage are shared, with permission from the Indiana University website. “Keep Teaching” content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License by the Trustees of Indiana University.


For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MEd, MLIS
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support