Preparing to Teach Hybrid or Online

UW Bothell IT recommends taking these basic steps as part of creating your instructional continuity plan:

  • Tell your students how you plan to communicate with them and how they can contact you in the event of a campus closure (e.g., email or through Canvas).

  • Make sure your syllabus is available through Canvas.

  • Determine how you will share content in the event of a campus closure. We recommend posting content (readings, links, videos) in the Canvas LMS.

  • Determine if and how your students will engage in discussion (e.g., Canvas discussion board, Google doc, email, Zoom).

  • Communicate if and how you will honor your office hours (e.g., email, phone, Zoom).

  • Determine how you will collect, assess, and grade student work (e.g., quizzes/tests in Canvas, assignment submissions in Canvas or by email).

  • Identify, setup, and test your technology tools to conduct class online.

  • View UW Bothell IT’s video tutorials to help you transition to teaching online

  • Review Quality Matters student centered emergency remote instruction checklist

Tools available for teaching online

Supported tools for instructing students when teaching in a hybrid/online mode or during campus closures and emergency situations.

Tools for specific instructional need

Listed below are a number of tools to help faculty work with students when they are unable to come to campus.

(meet online at same time )

(participate online at anytime)

Lecture Recording/Online Class Meetings
  • Zoom – Have online lectures, face to face and record them for later viewing. (Free Account limited to forty minutes. Pro Account is unlimited)
  • Zoom – To record presentations and share them (Free Account limited to forty minutes. Pro Account is unlimited)
  • Panopto
  • Canvas Chat Room
  • Zoom – Interact with students in real time in an online classroom. (Free Account limited to forty minutes. Pro Account is unlimited)
Small Group Collaboration
  • Zoom – Students can meet one on one or in groups via face/voice chat. (Free Account limited to forty minutes. Pro Account is unlimited)

Comparison chart of synchronous and asynchronous tools

Easily compare the different tools available to you.

Features Panopto Canvas Conferences Skype for Business Zoom PowerPoint
Live 2-Way Conferencing X X X
Screen Share X X X
Chat X X X
Recording/Lecture Capture X X X X X
Offline Recording (upload once connectivity restored) X X
Storage/Recording Delivery Auto Delivery to Canvas Course Auto Delivery to Canvas Course Computer Hard Drive/Manual Upload Cloud or Hard Drive Recording/Send Link Computer Hard Drive/Manual Upload
Download Software for Initial Use/Recording X X X Included
Mobile App Available: Google Play Store & Apple App Store X Use Browser X X X
Session Time Limit Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Cross Platform (PC/Mac) X X PC Preferred X X
Discussion Notes X
Webcast X

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