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Last updated: 2020-07-01

Remote Teaching Consultations and Training

Upcoming UNC-CH Workshops

Keep Teaching: Course Planning for Fall 2020

The following opportunities are designed to help faculty prepare for teaching in Fall 2020.

Essentials for Remote Teaching and Learning

“Essentials” is a new resource designed to help Carolina instructors create effective remote teaching and learning experiences this Fall. Given the limited amount of time to develop or revise courses, this resource will focus on the essentials for effective remote instruction. Topics will help faculty make the transition to hybrid or remote teaching, apply research-based course design principles, align course goals/activities/assessments, facilitate student interactions with attention to diversity, equity and inclusion, and use best practices for grading and assessment.

Essentials for Remote Teaching and Learning will be offered in both asynchronous and synchronous formats.

  • The asynchronous version will be available to self-enroll in Sakai on June 25 at 9:00 AM (EST) at Faculty can work through content at their own pace, focus on components most important to them, and participate in asynchronous course-type activities in Sakai.
  • The synchronous version will be repeated twice in an interactive workshop format on both July 7 (9:00am – 12:30pm EST) and July 13 (1:00pm – 4:30pm EST). Click on the links to Register, and add to your calendar.

NOTE: The same Essentials interactive workshop will be repeated on BOTH days (July 7 and 13) in two 90-minute parts with a 30 minute break in the middle. We encourage faculty to register for ONE date (July 7 or 13).  However, if you can only attend one part per day, you have the option to register on both days to complete both parts.  Zoom links to participate will be emailed at least one day prior to those who register.

Upcoming 45-Minute Workshops and Other Events

To help faculty plan their courses for Fall 2020, several brief 45-minute Workshops are available.  Please see the Keep Teaching Training page for more details or to Register.  In most cases, Zoom links will be sent via a reminder email at least one day prior to the Session. We encourage you to ADD the event to your own calendar.

June 30 and July 8: Resilient Teaching (repeated 2 days; time varies)

July 7, 9:00am -12:30pm (EST): Essentials for Remote Teaching and Learning

July 8, 3:00-3:45pm (EST): Getting Organized: Using the Lessons Tool in Sakai

July 9, 11:00-11:45am (EST): Integrating Creative Maker Projects into Your Course

July 9, 2:00-2:45pm (EST): Assessment in Sakai: Assignments, Tests & Quizzes

July 13, 1:00-4:30pm (EST): Essentials for Remote Teaching and Learning

July 15, 11:00-11:45am (EST): Getting Started with PollEverywhere

July 15, 1:00-1:45pm (EST): Teaching with Videos: Tips to create, use and manage

July 16, 10:00-10:45am (EST): Teaching with Zoom Breakouts

July 16, 1:00-1:45pm (EST): Facilitating Synchronous Student Interaction with Remote Teaching

July 17, 10:00-10:45am (EST): Facilitating Asynchronous Student Interaction with Remote Teaching

Digital Accessibility Office

Check the Training Calendar for upcoming events.


If you need an Instructional Designer’s assistance with remote learning
pedagogy questions, you can schedule a 45-minute one-on-one consultation.

For general technology support (Zoom, Sakai, etc.), you can submit a help request at

External Training Sources

REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

To help faculty and administrators better understand the pedagogy and best practices of online and remote learning, Arizona State University is hosting a free two-day virtual conference on July 13 – 14, 2020. To learn more about the REMOTE Summit, and to register for the event, click here.

Center for Urban Education

Racial Equity in Online Education

This event has already occurred. Visit the website here for session recordings.

Tips for at-home Video Production

Quick & Easy Screen Recording:

Using Google Chrome, Office 365 Stream, and Sakai with Multi-language captioning and analytics

Teaching with Videos

Tips to Create, Use, and Manage Videos in your Course.

Download the Power Point file.

Recording at Home

This video provides some basic tips for how to improve the quality of lecture recordings you create from your home office space. One-on-one consultation with a professional videographer is also available. Just go to the Consultations form and note that you are requesting a video consultation.

Previously Recorded Training Sessions

Preparing to Teach Remotely

Course Design and Alignment

Getting Started in Sakai

Intermediate Sakai

Group work, Assignments, Drop Box, Tests & Quizzes, and Forums

Intermediate Sakai Video Transcript Download

Getting Organized: Using the Lessons Tool in Sakai

Getting Started in Zoom

ZOOM at UNC Training Handout
Getting Started in Zoom Training PowerPoint Slides

Teaching with Zoom Breakout Rooms

Teaching with Zoom Breakout Rooms PowerPoint Slides

Teaching with Zoom Breakout Rooms Transcript Download

Library Resources

Digital Accessibility Resources