Everything you need to teach online
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The Academy is committed to supporting our fellow educators during the COVID-19 outbreak. That's why we've compiled a list of excellent resources available to you at UNMC, as well as from outside experts — all designed to help you move your courses and teaching online. During this time, it is even more important that you take time to maintain your own health and well-being. That's why we included a few self-care resources, as well.
Keep Teaching at UNMC
UNMC's Academic Technologies provides a comprehensive site in Canvas designed to bring you up to speed when teaching online. Resources include important topics like:
- Top 10 Items to Keep in Mind When Converting to Online Teaching
- Instructional Strategies During Disruption
- Fostering Communication and Collaboration Among Students
- Online Assessment Strategies
- Video Recording Options (Echo360, Zoom, VidGrid, PowerPoint)
- Academic Technology Staff Contact Information
- And much more
Rapid Remote Teaching Resources
The Office of Faculty Development does not disappointment. Gathered in a single location for easy navigating, you will find quick links to past iLearn online workshops as well a variety of online teaching topics and other "quick bites" to provide just what you need.
- Sample Message to Students from Instructors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- A sample message written by John Raible, PhD, Associate Professor of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, that you can adapt and send to your students.
- Teaching Remotely in Response to COVID-19: 10 Tips to Improve Your Digital Classroom
- Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
- Ten Online Teaching Tips You May Not Have Heard
- How to Be a Better Online Teacher
- What Online Teachers Have Learned from Teaching Online
Managing Stress and Anxiety
Dealing with stress and anxiety during times of uncertainty can often feel overwhelming. This CDC resource provides tips and strategies for dealing with stress and mechanisms for coping, particularly for responders and parents.
RAIN (Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture) Meditation Practice
This 20-minute video guided meditation, led by Tara Brach, PhD, is designed to help us manage our anxiety and stress.
Rita Wilson's Quarantunes
Music can be therapeutic. Explore this playlist of songs, some light-hearted, some heartfelt, all related to being quarantined and maintaining social distance.
I Will Survive, Coronavirus version for teachers going online
Some say laughter is the best medicine. This parody from a Missouri S&T faculty member seems to capture just what many of us are feeling, but in song. It may be just what the doctor ordered.