Use the table below to access relevant tools as your course transitions to online delivery. These tools were 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, and your instructor may opt for different technologies.

For more information about remote learning, visit the Keep Learning page, the e-Learning (Canvas) Quickstart Guide for Students, and the e-Learning Canvas Student FAQ.

Uses Tools Description Support Resources



Announcements and Inbox in e-Learning

Your instructor may use email or Canvas to stay in touch. Be sure to monitor all channels.

Students can use the Canvas Inbox tool to message instructors and TAs. Instructors may share feedback via email or Canvas.

Canvas Announcements

Canvas Inbox

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Attend Virtual Lectures, Discussions, and Office Hours


Hangouts Meet*

Lectures or discussions may be pre-recorded using a platform like Zoom. Your instructor may also hold live meetings on a video conferencing platform. Be sure to tell your instructor if you experience connectivity issues.

Zoom Training Videos

Zoom Guides at UF

Hangouts Meet Help

Create and Share Files

Microsoft OneDrive

Google Drive*

Create documents on cloud platforms. You can share links to your work or email written assignments.


OneDrive Help Center

Google Drive Help

Submit Assignments

Canvas Quizzes, Assignments, and Discussions

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

Your instructor may opt to have you submit work through email.

e-Learning (Canvas) Quickstart Guide for Students

Canvas Student Guides (see especially Quizzes, Assignments, and Discussions)

e-Learning Canvas Student FAQ

Maintain Academic Integrity



Honorlock is a paid online proctoring service for exams within Canvas. Honorlock only works in the Google Chrome browser.

Some instructors use Turnitin to evaluate the originality of written work on assignments. Students may access originality reports to avoid plagiarism.

Student Exam Preparation Information

Honorlock Resources for Students

Honorlock Statements on Privacy

Turnitin Framework in Canvas Student Resources

Online Accommodations


If you require accommodations or additional support and have not yet worked with the Disability Resource Center, it will be helpful to reach out to them as soon as possible to coordinate communications with your instructor.

All students can utilize the Ally tool in Canvas to download a variety of file formats.

Disability Resource Center

Get Started with the DRC

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services

Ally Alternative File Formats

Access UF Resources


UF Libraries


UF Adobe Creative Cloud

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

UFApps Information

Off-Campus Library Access

UF Libraries Course Reserves

Accessing Course Reserves

Ask A Librarian

Access UF Adobe Creative Cloud Suite

Sustain Connections with Other Students


Hangouts Meet

Canvas Inbox and Discussions

Staying engaged with other students is important, particularly when you are studying remotely. Students can initiate Zoom and Google Hangouts videoconferencing calls, which might be a great way to stay in touch.

If your instructor has assigned or created optional Discussions in Canvas, make use of those to stay connected as well as deepen learning.

Zoom Training Videos

Zoom Guides at UF

Hangouts Meet Help

Canvas Inbox

Canvas Discussions

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

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