The University of Virginia is closely monitoring the emergence of COVID-19, and consulting with experts at UVA Health, the Virginia Department of Health, the CDC and other partners. The top priority is the safety of the members of the University community, and UVA will make decisions based on public health guidance and current conditions here and elsewhere. This page will be updated regularly and highlight the latest statements or guidance from the University.
In light of recent developments, this page has been updated to prioritize Online Teaching and Tools. If faculty find anything useful which should be included here, please email Dan Weiss (dsw5k)
Learning Design & Technology (An incredibly useful hub)
Advice for Online Teaching, UVA Center for Teaching Excellence
E-book recommendations related to online instruction, from the UVA Teaching Continuity website
Delivering High Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19: Faculty Playbook, from the Online Learning Consortium
For students who do not have the technology needed to complete their classes online, please visit the technology support fund page and read the instructions and guidelines completely.
Tutorials and Overviews:
“How can I make audio or video more accessible?,” UVaCollab Help
“Instructional Resources for Accessibility,” UVa Teaching Continuity
“Lecture Capture using Panopto,” UVa Center for Teaching Excellence
“Working with Online Video Conferencing Tools,”UVa Accessibility
“Using audio transcription for cloud recordings,” Zoom Support
Fall 2020 FAQs, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
COVID-19: Faculty Resources FAQ, Uva Library
UVa Library Status Dashboard
Sample syllabi from the CTE, including statements on accessibility, basic needs security, and wellbeing and safety
Alexa Dare, “(Dis)Embodied Difference in the Online Class: Vulnerability, Visibility, and Social Justice,” MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching7, no. 2 (2011): 279-87.
Kyoko Kishimoto, “Anti-racist pedagogy: from faculty’s self-reflection to organizing within and beyond the classroom,” Race Ethnicity and Education21, no. 4 (2018): 540-54.
“Intro to Zoom for Active Learning,” Keith Samuels and Aaron Thompson, UVA Learning Design & Technology
“Humanizing Your Online Instruction – The COVID-19 Version,” by Bethany Mickel, UVA Teaching and Instructional Design Librarian
“Behaviors and Strategies for Improving Your Instructor Presence,” from California State University Chanel Islands
“Teaching a Live, Online Session Checklist & Resources,” from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
“Student Technology Checklist for Online Classes,” UVA Information Technology Services
“Tip for Attending Class in Zoom,” UVaCollab Help
Technology Resources, UVA Teaching Continuity
Faculty Resources, UVA Online Learning
The Humanizing Tool Buffet, from California State University Chanel Islands
“Humanizing Online Teaching: Integrating High Touch Technology,” toolkit by Josh Thorud and Bethany Mickel, UVA Library
Justin Greenlee collected the resources, above, as the Digital Pedagogy Intern to the Art department in August 2020. It is an abridged version of larger Zotero repository, entitled “Digital Pedagogy (Art and Drama).” Click the link to visit the repository and use the search (top right) and tags (bottom left) features to navigate the site.
Videos should be produced and delivered in ways that ensure that all members of the audience can access their content. An accessible video includes captions, a transcript, and audio description, and is delivered in an accessible media player. The information provided on these sites will assist you in your efforts to follow this guidance and provide accessible content.
UVa Library: Accessible Video and Audio Materials
UVa Library: Live Captioning / CART / Live Streaming