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Teaching Remotely for Instructors

UNLV provides a number of tools that empower you to teach from anywhere.

Lecture Capture

Use Panopto to record and edit lectures at home or in a classroom for students to view at their convenience.

Incorporate Video in Classroom

Video Conferencing

Webex makes it easy to offer virtual office hours or host live class discussions, big or small.

Watch Webex & Panopto Tutorials

WebCampus

Organize class content, communicate with students, and streamline grading in WebCampus.

View WebCampus Tip Sheet

Equipment

Test your devices and internet capabilities, prepare your course and syllabus, and communicate with your students before you begin the semester.

Computer/Mobile Device

Internet Connection

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Student Resources

Determining if your students have the technology they need to complete their coursework is also key to teaching a virtual class.

Technology Loans

Students can borrow computers, hotspots, webcams, and microphones for the semester.

Internet Service

Cox Communications is offering home internet service at a discounted rate to UNLV students.

Remote Software

Students can use RebelApps to virtually access more than 40 academic software titles.

Computer Labs

A select number of campus computer labs are open with reduced hours this semester.

Communicate with Students

The most important thing you can do for your students is to communicate clearly with them about how the class will run.

Decide how you will communicate with your students - and tell them

Since WebCampus is the primary hub for online and hybrid teaching at UNLV, it makes sense to use the email in WebCampus to communicate with your students. Studies show that students prefer to have one place where all communication, instructional content, and educational resources are housed.

Remind students to set notifications to receive emails

Make sure that your communication about how you plan to instruct online is received by all students. They may have turned off their email notification in WebCampus, so using the MyUNLV roster email list is another alternative for contacting your class.

Stay in touch and check in frequently

WebCampus offers a variety of ways to communicate with your students. You can post announcements, have conversations on a discussion board, use traditional email, or even have virtual office hours or real-time classes (via video conference).

Give them a chance to give you feedback

Online instruction is a big change for students. Do not wait until the end of the semester to find out how things are going. Use a WebCampus survey or send an email to ask students what is working and what is not working. Consider adjustments to improve their experience and their learning outcomes.

Be transparent and open

Teaching online might initially feel very uncomfortable, even unnatural for you, especially if the circumstances were abrupt or unplanned. Try to stay calm and centered. Not everything you do will work as you hope; however, some things may work much better than you planned. Your students are adaptable - they just want you to lead the way. It is okay to admit you made a mistake or that you are still learning how to use a particular technology. Most of your students will appreciate your candor.

Assessment Tools

Respondus is an option that may help deter unauthorized assistance during WebCampus exams.

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Respondus LockDown Browser

The locked browser prevents students from printing, visiting another website, or accessing other applications on the same device.

Respondus Monitor

A feature of LockDown Browser, the tool uses a student’s webcam to record them during the exam. It flags irregular behavior and reports it to you for review.

Training

Self-Paced, Online Training

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Convert Classroom Online Guide

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Instructor-Led Training (in person and online)

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Open Remote Labs

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Stay Cybersafe

Practicing good security habits is key to protecting you and the university from cyberattacks. As a good digital citizen, you can prevent data breaches and cybercrime by following Smart Computing guidelines for phishing, social engineering, and other hacking attempts. Installing antivirus and updating software and applications are essential.

Technology Support

You can reach out to the IT Help Desk for technical assistance on these remote services.

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