Teaching with Technology Resources


Learning Environments is available to help you with remote teaching in any way we can. Please look into one of the following options if you need assistance getting started, or follow the steps laid out below.

  1. In-depth Written Resources: Teaching with Technology Resources Canvas Course
  2. Group Training Opportunities: Canvas Training Calendar
  3. Schedule a One-on-One Meeting by emailing teaching@rice.edu
  4. Email for help: teaching@rice.edu

Step 1: Contact your students and keep communication open.

Even if you don't have a plan in place yet, inform your students as soon as possible that changes are coming and what your expectations are for checking email or Canvas.

All courses have a Canvas Learning Management System site. Canvas can help you in the event of class cancellations by providing a secure, easily-accessible place for your students to access materials. Please use the Teaching with Technology Resources Canvas site to assist you with this.

Step 2: Consider realistic goals for continuing instruction and review your course schedule and syllabus

What do you think you can realistically accomplish during this time period? Identify your priorities during the disruption—providing lectures, structuring new opportunities for discussion or group work, collecting assignments, etc.

You may need to reconsider some of your expectations for students, including participation, communication, and deadlines. Keep in mind the impact this situation may have on students' ability to meet expectations. Be ready to handle requests for extensions or accommodations.

Step 3: Create and Distribute Content

If you do not currently have materials that can be distributed online, you will need to create them; you can find assistance in the Create Your Materials Module.

What Would You Like To Do?

Type of Content Resources
Communicate with Students Create an Announcement in Canvas
Send messages in Canvas
Share documents/files with students Add files to Box.com
Add files to Canvas
Record a Lecture Create Video: Kaltura Personal Capture
Publish Video: Upload to Media Gallery

Give a Live Lecture

Zoom Video Conferencing See also: Zoom Updates
Google Hangouts Meet Video Conferencing
Best Practices for Video Conferencing
Have a Class Discussion Create a Discussion in Canvas
Google Chat
Give a Quiz Create an Assignment in Canvas
Create a Quiz in Canvas
Set up Group Work/Collaboration Create Groups in Canvas
Set up Group Discussions in Canvas
Use Google Apps for real-time collaboration
Give a Final Exam or Project Giving Final Exams