Remote Teaching and Resources

The purpose of this page is to assist professors, lecturers, and TAs with instruction online using the platforms of ELMS, Canvas, Zoom, and Webex. 

The University has a very useful Keep Teaching web page which is frequently updated. Of special note is the Keep Teaching Support page, with information about webinars and getting one-on-one help.

Here is a link to some Department Guidelines on Remote Teaching for instructors and TAs.

Notes from Meetings

Department Meeting, March 25, 2020:

Departmental Discussion Groups

The department has an online  Slack Discussion Board for discussing online teaching issues. Visit this page to get help from other department members and share tips.

Video Tutorials

Zoom Waiting Room Requirement as of Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m.

Beginning Sunday, September 20 at 8 p.m., all Zoom sessions will have a required waiting room. Participants who log into a UMD-hosted Zoom session using a UMD Zoom account will bypass the waiting room. Individuals who do not use a UMD account will be placed in the waiting room and will only have access to the session after being admitted by the host. Students are expected to sign in with their UMD account for all classes. Instructors are strongly discouraged from admitting attendees from the waiting room (even if a name looks like a student in your class), since this can result in Zoombombing. This change is intended to decrease disruption of virtual classes and campus events.  More information is provided at this DivIT KB article: