COVID-19 Resources for Online Learning

Information on using CARES Act funds to support OER efforts (PDF)

Federal Guidance on Transitioning to Online Learning

Higher Learning Commission: Coronavirus Updates - Section titled, Institutions: Notify HLC of Changes to Educational Offerings

US DoE Federal Student Aid: Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Section titled, Approval to Offer Distance Education

CDC: COVID-19: Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education  - Section titled, Ensure continuity of education and research.


Resources for the Delivery of Online Instruction

A collection of resources organized to help faculty transitioning to teaching online

ACUE's Online Teaching Toolkit

U of M Center for Academic Innovation: Keep Teaching @ UM

Keep Teaching: A Guide to Remote Teaching at MSU

Keep Teaching by KPU - Openly Licensed

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Continuity Planning and Emergency Preparedness

A history professor's approach to going online (Google Doc)

Research-based approaches to teaching online while maintaining a focus on students

Humanizing Online Learning by Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Community of Inquiry Framework

Course development rubrics - provides a set of criteria based on foundational course design principles

Michigan Colleges Online Rubric (PDF) - free to use by all MCO member institutions

Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric (PDF) - requires paid membership for use; They also have a newly developed Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist.


Accessible Remote Teaching (Google Docs)

Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

Subject or Discipline-specific resources for content

MCO repository of free to use Open Education Resources (OER) organized by discipline

Science Labs for Remote Teaching (Google Spreadsheet)

Interactive Simulations for Math and Science

MERLOT Virtual Labs for STEM

Language Courses Online: Resources Round-Up

Creating Videos

Types of Videos, Tools for Creating Videos, and Making Videos Accessible from The Online Lecture Toolkit

Add interactivity to YouTube videos using EDpuzzle & Getting Started with EDpuzzle


Student Resources

How to Be an Online Student: Success Tips - Openly Licensed

Adjusting your study habits during COVID by UofM Academic Innovation (PDF)

A Short Guide for HE Students Experiencing Online/Remote Ed in Emergency Situations (Google Doc)

Pivot to Online: A Student Guide by Sean Michael Morris


Articles focused on the transition to Remote Teaching during this pandemic

'Panic-gogy': Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic (NPR)

How to Make Your Online Pivot Less Brutal (The Chronicle of HE)


Tools Available at a Discount or Free

Note: The terms for each may not apply to all students.

Internet Access: AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile

Video Conferencing: Zoom (licensing available through the MCO), Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts

Lecture Capture and Recording: TechSmith Snagit and Video Review (Camtasia & Snagit licensing available through the MCO)

Online Tutoring: NetTutor (licensing and discounts available through the MCO)

Remote Proctoring: Top Hat

Web Annotating: Hypothesis 

Corporate Resources for Higher Ed Going Online During COVID-19 (Google Doc)

Prof. Rushan Ziatdinov's List of Free Software