Information Technologies

Instructional Continuity

UW Bothell Instructional Continuity

Breaking News:

Critical Software Update: How to Perform the Mandatory Zoom Update before May 30, 2020

Zoom has released a new mandatory version update (Zoom version 5.0) in their continued efforts to increase security. Beginning May 30, 2020, anyone not upgraded to the new version will not be able to join any meeting. In order to minimize disruption, you will need to install the new version of Zoom on your computer. Please click here to view UWB IT’s webpage for updating instructions and how to check what version you are currently using.

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Teaching Online 101

This fully-online, asynchronous workshop is designed to enhance faculty members’ digital course design and digital pedagogy skill set. Along with tutorials on how to build course elements and use tools in Canvas, the workshop will share strategies that many have used to help learners more easily access content and interact with others in online learning environments. It will also feature insights, examples, and practical tips from a great group of UW Bothell faculty. 

The workshop will be facilitated twice this summer. Workshop activities will require approximately 3-6 hours per week to complete.

Faculty who prefer to work independently at their own pace have the option of registering for an unfacilitated, self-paced version of the workshop.


Upcoming Workshops

E-Learning On Your Phone: Using the Canvas, Zoom and Panopto mobile apps

Did you know you can create and add Panopto videos to your Canvas course directly from your phone? Did you know you can use the Canvas teacher app to quickly modify assignment due dates, grade, annotate, and comment on student assignments? Join us in discovering the mobile side of e-learning tools. 


Training and Support for Summer Quarter

Remote Teaching 101 Workshop - weekly beginning May 18

  • Tuesdays, 2-3pm, Click to join
  • Note: A recorded version of the Remote Teaching 101 Workshop will be forthcoming.

10-week Canvas course template

Click here to view and gain access to the 10-week Canvas course template. This basic template includes 10 modules, each of which includes a blank overview page, a space for a video lecture, a discussion forum, and a blank quiz/test. Each element contains instructions to help you customize it to fit your course vision. The template also includes a module specially designed to help orient students to remote learning.

Open Office Hours

Led by our instructional design and digital learning specialists, open office hours to provide “walk-in” help on remote teaching and course building.

Weekly schedule from May 11 to August 31

If these times don’t work with your schedule, you can always contact to set up some 1-on-1 time with a member of the IT Digital Learning team.


Recorded Workshops

Tips for Creating Accessible Content

This workshop explores strategies for improving the accessibility of your Canvas course content. Click here to view this recorded workshop.

Organizing Your Canvas Course

This workshop shares two tried-and-true methods for organizing your Canvas course. These methods may help your course work better for you and your students. Click here to view this recorded workshop.

Remote Teaching 101 Crash Course

This crash course focuses on how to get the most out of the basic 10-week Canvas course template we’ve created to help all UW faculty transition to Canvas-based teaching but also provides more general insights into how to use Canvas. Instructional designers will orient faculty to the template and answer your questions. Click here to view this recorded workshop.

Using Breakout Rooms and Polls in Zoom

Click here to view the recorded version of Using Breakout Rooms and Polls in Zoom.


How-To Guides

Key Resources

UW Bothell 2020 Campus Plan for Remote Instruction

At the direction of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and in partnership with deans and key faculty and staff, UW Bothell Information Technology facilitated the development of a Campus Plan for Remote Instruction. The plan provides information about support, training, and technology access for faculty, staff, and students. Note: A UW NetID with an activated UW GSuite account is required to access this plan. For more info on how to activate your UW GSuite access, please review these instructions.

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This page was last updated on: 5/18/2020