Spring-Summer

Remote Teaching

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Welcome Instructors

Please view sections below for Information on Remote Teaching

Communicate Information to Students

Class Notes Portal

Please login to the Class Notes Portal and add a note for each of your courses, to communicate information to your students on how you will be approaching remote teaching this term.

Students have been directed to check the Class Notes Portal to find out what instructors are planning for delivery of their classes.

 

New to Remote Delivery? Start Here.

Want to know the fastest way to get up and running?

1) Use the Class Notes Portal to communicate information to your students on how you will be approaching remote teaching this term.

2) Enable and use the Virtual Zoom Classroom option. There is a virtual classroom set up and ready to go for each physical room on campus. Simply, login to the Class Notes Portal and check the 'Use Virtual Classroom' option for your class. Information regarding how to connect to your Virtual Classroom will then be made available to you and your students in the portal.

3) Setup UR Courses for course material, discussion forums, messaging, assignment submissions, quizzes, or exams. You can also integrate Zoom meetings into your course. Visit the Support page for training resources and further information on UR Courses. Fill out the Faculty Course Request form to activate a class in UR Courses.

Need more detailed information and resources?

Visit the Remote Teaching Information page for details on planning, pedagogical consultation, UR Courses, Zoom, and other resources.

Looking for additional support or assistance?

Visit the Support link and the Resources link at the top of the page.

Experienced with Remote Delivery? Start Here.

Want just the quick highlights for the semester?

1) Use the Class Notes Portal to communicate information to your students on how you will be approaching remote teaching this term.

2) If you will use a Virtual Zoom Classroom at your regular class time, enable the link for your students in the Class Notes Portal.

3) If using UR Courses, fill out the Faculty Course Request form to activate the course for the semester as usual.

4) Visit the Remote Teaching Highlights page for additional information and support.

Looking for a bit more help with remote teaching?

The training team in the Technology Learning Centre can provide assistance and training. Contact the IT Support Centre to request a consultation with a TLC team member.

Visit the Remote Teaching Information page for details on planning, pedagogical consultation, UR Courses, Zoom, and other resources.

Want to try some new things this semester?

The Flexible Learning team can provide consultation and assistance with pedagogical questions and options for remote delivery.

Contact the IT Support Centre to request a consultation with a Flexible Learning support team member.

Prefer to stick with your own established ways of doing things?

There is no need to change your teaching practices drastically. The move to remote delivery can simply be a change to online zoom lectures, instead of in-person lectures. You may, however, wish to consider using a combination of synchronous tools (i.e., Zoom) and asynchronous tools (i.e., discussion boards) to create a flexible and engaging experience for you and your students. The information provided here can be used as needed to aid in any changes you choose to make, in accordance with guidelines provided by your faculty.

Technical Requirements and Support

What are the technical recommendations for teaching and learning remotely?

Basic computer equipment is required to provide remote instruction. You will need a computer or laptop, a webcam, microphone and speakers or headset.

  • Many Laptops have a built-in webcam, microphone, and speakers.
  • Most webcams also have a microphone.
  • Some headsets have a microphone.

Please visit Technical Requirements for more details and resources.

How can I find out more about using Zoom for remote delivery?

View the information on the Remote Teaching Information page on using Zoom.

How can I change my Zoom background, so my office, room, or home is not visible to others in the meeting?

Zoom allows users to upload their own photos or backgrounds to use as a Virtual Background. The University of Regina has provided some virtual zoom backgrounds for use as a background image in a Zoom meeting. Information and instructions on changing your background is provided on the linked page.

Note: You may be prompted to login, to access the page and background images.

Support and Assistance for Setting up a Remote Delivery Course

Need information on accessing and using the Virtual Zoom Classrooms?

Information is provided on the Virtual Zoom Classrooms page.

Looking for pedagogical assistance with designing and developing a course?

The Flexible Learning team can provide consultation and assistance with pedagogical questions and options for remote delivery.

Require technical help or assistance with using UR Courses?

Have other questions or require technical assistance?

Visit the Support link at the top of the page for more information and resources.

Support and Assistance for Setting up a Remote Delivery Exam

Looking for a few quick tips on exam setup in UR Courses?

View the Exam Tips quicksheet provided by Flexible Learning, for information on setting up an exam in UR Courses.

Want to have an assistant help set up an exam in UR Courses?

For assistance with setting up an exam in UR Courses, fill out the Exam Support webform.

Visit the Exam Support page for further details.

Want to have technical support in place for assistance during an in-progress exam?

For assistance and technical support during an in-progress exam in UR Courses, fill out the Exam Support webform.

Visit the Exam Support page for further details.

Looking for information on exam proctoring?

At the present time the University is not in a position to approve or endorse the use of any technology mediated proctoring solutions by instructors in the administration of remote or online exams. However, the need for such services remains and Information Services and the Centre for Continuing Education have committed to examine and evaluate the array of proctoring solutions available to the University and prepare recommendations on possible solutions for institutional consideration.

There will be considerable and complex due diligence needed to satisfy the concerns of all stakeholders, and as a result this examination will require effort, time, and the cooperation of the vendors involved. We hope to have a solution in place prior to the end of the Spring/Summer term.

Have other questions or require technical assistance?

Visit the Support link at the top of the page for further information and resources.

Other Academic Considerations and Accommodations

Have concerns about legal and privacy issues?

Please view the document provided by University Governance on other academic considerations for remote delivery of coursework.

Note: You may be prompted to login to URSource to access this document.

Have students that require accommodations?

View the document on student accomodations provided by the Centre for Student Accessibility.

Note: You may be prompted to login to URSource to access this document.

For other assistance or support, please contact the IT Support Centre.