Faculty & Staff Resources

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)

Perhaps a good first step is this First Day of Class Checklist provided by UVa Acts

Learning Design & Technology (An incredibly useful hub)

UVA’s Guide on Teaching Continuity

UVA Community Announcements

Guidance on Rapidly Shifting Your Course to Remote

Crowdsourced Tips on Online Instructional Design

UVA Library Resources and Support

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.

UVA Zoom home

Zoom Help Center and the full library of Zoom video tutorials





UVaCollab Help

Lecture Capture(Panopto)

Online Meetings



Media Gallery





Confluence Wiki

Web-Based Platforms:




Tutorials and Overviews:

Overview of Various Tools

Walkthrough Video of KUNSTMATRIX

SketchUp Tutorial


UVa Box

Box Notes

Google Drive




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

About Universal Design for Learning

Fall 2020 Student Resource Site

Return to Grounds

UVA Teaching Continuity

Fall 2020 Teaching FAQs

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

Online Learning Consortium

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