Use the table below to determine which tools may be appropriate as you adapt your content for online delivery. These tools are recommended for moving a class online quickly because of their familiarity and ease of use, however, this is not a comprehensive list of tools supported by UF.

For more information and tips about moving your class online, visit the Get Started page, or the Canvas Quick Start Guide.

UsesToolsDescriptionSupport Resources

Communicate

Email

Listserv

Announcements

Use emails, your class Listserv, or Canvas announcements to stay in touch with students.

Listserv Instructions

Canvas Announcements

Pre-Record Lectures (recommended)

Recording Tools:

Zoom

PowerPoint

Alternative Recording Tool:

Hangouts Meet*

Sharing Your Videos:
Zoom Cloud

Microsoft Stream

My Mediasite

YouTube

Lectures can be pre-recorded using Zoom and PowerPoint. Zoom can record to the cloud, or local recordings can be saved and uploaded to a hosting service.

Hangouts Meet will have cloud recording enabled through July 1, 2020. Cloud recordings can be shared from Google Drive or uploaded to a streaming service.

Caution: Adjust default settings for YouTube and Stream to determine visibility and access. Please follow UF YouTube Data Usage Guide for guidance on permitted use.

Note: Due to heavy demand, videos recorded in Zoom Cloud recording may take 24 hours to appear in the host's account.  More information at Zoom support. For immediate access, Zoom meetings can be recorded directly to your computer and uploaded to UF’s Youtube or Microsoft Stream.  Learn how.

Recording a Lecture using Zoom

Zoom Training Videos

Zoom in Canvas Training

Recording a lecture in PowerPoint

Hangouts Meet Help

Microsoft Stream Help

Youtube Help

Change YouTube Privacy Settings

Hold Live Lectures and Office Hours

Recommended:

Zoom

Alternatives:

YouTube

Hangouts Meet*

Live meetings/lectures can be hosted with students using Zoom. In addition, YouTube Live can be used for live, one-way streaming of lectures, and Hangouts Meet can be used for small group meetings.

Share and Collect Files

Microsoft OneDrive

Google Drive*

Upload and share links to your course materials using cloud storage options. Students can also email their written assignments, though grades cannot be sent by email.

OneDrive Help Center

Google Drive Help

Assess Student Work

Canvas Quizzes, Assignments, and Discussions

The Canvas eLearning system has tools for assignments, quizzes/tests, and graded online discussions.

Canvas Quick Start

Additional Canvas Guides

Maintain Academic Integrity

Honorlock

Honorlock is an online proctoring service for exams within Canvas.

There will be no charges to faculty or students for Honorlock usage in course instruction moved online due to the COVID-19 impact.

Online Proctoring in Canvas using Honorlock

Recorded Honorlock Training Session

Honorlock Statements on Privacy

Accessibility and Accommodations

Disability Resource Center

Captioning Services

Ally

Student accommodation requests should be coordinated with the Disability Resource Center. 

Learn more about captioning options at the Captioning Information page. Captioning can be requested for recorded videos and the Ally Accessibility Report in Canvas can identify areas for improvement.

Note: The official UF Policy regarding Electronic Information Technology & Communication Accessibility (EITCA) has not been suspended, just as the laws governing accessibility have not changed.  Please continue to do everything possible to maintain course accessibility while keeping the continuity of teaching as the utmost goal.

Disability Resource Center

Captioning Information

Captioning request form

Ally in Canvas

Access UF Resources

UFApps

UF Libraries

VPN

Students can access specialized software and library resources when connected to the UF VPN. Course Reserves can also be created through the UF Libraries or in Canvas for required readings.

UFApps Information

Off-Campus Library Access

UF Libraries Course Reserves

Creating Course Reserves in Canvas

*Never used G Suite but want to start? Review the FAQ page on Using your UF Google Account.