Remote Education Resources Guide

This guide aims to help enhance your remote education offerings with recommendations and resources on everything from teaching strategies to online assessments.

Teaching Strategy Resources and Training

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Find helpful resources for teaching strategies and pedagogy at U-M.

  • Keep Teaching @ UM - a resource from the Center for Academic Innovation includes practical, pedagogical guidance for teaching remotely under different circumstances.

  • Ready to Go Blue - a series of workshops to help faculty re-envision classes in a variety of engaging formats including in-person, remote, and hybrid. 

  • CRLT Teaching Consultations - The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) offers one-on-one meetings with faculty, academic leaders, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars to discuss a range of teaching topics. 

  • CRLT Teaching Strategies - CRLT also offers a variety of written resources, including a section on Online Teaching.

Using Canvas to Engage Learners

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Go deeper with how-tos on Canvas functionality to enrich your content. For technical issues related to Canvas, please contact the ITS Service Center.

Remote Work Guidance

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Get information about technology tools and equipment to help you successfully work remotely. 

Deliver Instruction Remotely

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Discover tools to record lectures ahead of time or present in real time, including annotation and captioning tools. 

Record Asynchronous Lectures

Record lectures ahead of time using the following self-service tools.

  • Kaltura Capture - Kaltura Capture is a software application with a variety of recording and annotation tools. It is available in My Media through Canvas. Types of recordings include any combination of two sources plus audio.
  • MiVideo:   MiVideo is the UM's streaming and content management media service, powered by Kaltura. Access MiVideo through Canvas and on the MiVideo and Library MediaSpace sites. To learn how to use MiVideo, check out the MiVideo tutorials. MiVideo also provides closed captioning.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint - Record narration and timings for your presentation to give it a professional and polished feel.
  • Zoom at U-M - a cloud-based conferencing service for online meetings with breakout rooms and collaboration tools. To use Zoom for recording for longer than 40 minutes, you must have at least two people in the meeting.
    • Visit the Zoom for Teaching page, as well as Getting Started with Zoom for comprehensive information on how to effectively use Zoom.
    • Specifics on how to record a Zoom session are located in the For Hosts Section of the Getting Started page. 
    • Learn how to use breakout rooms in Zoom.

Synchronous (Real-Time) Classes and Events

Conduct classes, lectures or office hours live using the following tools.

Annotation Tools

Captioning Tools

The medical school is committed to inclusion and providing an accessible educational experience. For questions regarding accommodations contact Services for Students with Disabilities.

Asynchronous Lectures Captioning

    • MiVideo:  Through MiVideo you can order machine captioning for free.

      • Note: while the accuracy is decent, medical terminology may not be accurately captured. The captions can be corrected via the editing tool

      • If human captioning is required, it is available for a fee in MiVideo.  Send email to 4help@umich.edu with the video name, short code and authorized signers approval for the video to be ordered. 

Synchronous Lectures Captioning

Communicate and Collaborate

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Find tools for conducting meetings, chat, or sharing information and data.

Real-Time Interactions

Course Materials and Announcements

Document Sharing

Online Assessments

Use these tools to give quizzes and exams.