Getting Started – Tools and Training
Attend one of the University-Wide Online Training Sessions.
Sign Up for SSD-specific Zoom & Remote Teaching Training Sessions.
Contact SSD’s Academic Technology Specialists: ATS & SSCS.
Overview of the Three Primary Tools:
- Zoom – manages group online discussions and permits instructors and their TAs to manage the flow of conversation, respond to participant activity, and to present spontaneous information. Zoom is the tool for face-to-face teaching online.
- Canvas – familiar to many instructors in UC, Canvas provides tools for managing course materials and instruction.
- Panopto – provides simple, but sophisticated tools for producing, presenting and annotating video information.
An ITS designed guide providing strategies to help you start teaching online.
An overview and additional resources aimed at making Zoom work best for you.
Additional services and teaching resources provided by the ATS team.
Taking Your Teaching Online
A list of pedagogical practices you can structure your teaching around.
A two part guide demonstrating how to administer in-class exams using Canvas.
Identify the best online approaches to replace your preferred face-to-face teaching methods.
A collection of additional info and resources for remote teaching.
A demonstration on how to use an iPad to simulate a whiteboard in Panopto.
UChicago Library provided resources and services for learning online.
A guide to help keep accessibility and inclusivity in mind during your teaching endeavors.
Additional Resources and Discussion
A collection of articles, advice, and resources from The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Understand active learning and how to implement it in your online classes.
Additional teaching technologies supported by ATS.
Learn to turn your online and guest speakers’ lectures into podcasts.
Researchers wanting access for their teams to advanced analysis tools will find holistic assistance from our Research Support Group. This group draws on an experienced, capable and dedicated staff to support large-scale computation and advanced data storage on a variety of platforms. The group also provides on-boarding support to new research initiatives, and can act as liaison matching research needs with available resources from on-campus partner organizations such as the Research Computing Center as well as other non-University resources.
Operations and Personal Computing Support
Faculty and Staff in the Social Sciences Division also receive support from our Operations Support Team for desktop applications and hardware. This group aids in the setup of new computers, printers, and mobile devices as well as general consulting about other personal computing needs.