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Remote Teaching Options

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) is committed to providing consultation and training opportunities that support our instructors’ teaching methods and techniques. We strive to provide innovative tools and technology resources that support student success through an engaged and collaborative learning environment.

If the campus were to close for unforeseen reasons, would you have a back-up plan for teaching your face-to-face classes? Even a one or two session interruption could impact the semester and cause you to reorganize your course’s syllabus. Quickly moving your class from on-campus to online would help with communication and successful continuation of the class. Offered on this site are options for remote teaching. Choose the path that suits your needs best: Go Virtual, A Mixed Model or New to D2L (Desire to Learn or Brightspace). 

Need to know how to log into eCourseware and post a syllabus? Check out our page that shows you how to do just that.


Option 1:  Go Virtual

Embrace the fully online course method.


Option 2:  A Mixed Model  

A hybrid model of instruction.


Option 3:  New to D2L?

Ideal for new instructors or those who've never used D2L. 


Option 4:  Trainings & Consultations

Browse the collection of training videos and resources available.

Hardware Recommendations

The University of Memphis has negotiated with several hardware vendors to provide special pricing for personal purchases by faculty, staff, and students.

Enter the Dell Personal Purchase Store

Enter the Apple Store for Education

External Webcam Recommendations

Below are the recommended minimum specifications for those laptops that do not include a webcam, or if you are using a desktop computer that does not include a web cam.

Note: Most laptops include an integrated webcam. This should be sufficient for participation in online courses and video conferencing.

Logitech HD Laptop Webcam C615

Logitech C920S Pro HD Webcam

Document Scanning

Microsoft Office Lens (iOS and Android)

Faculty, staff, or students needing to capture a physical document can use the Office Lens App (iOS and Android) to capture an image of a document and convert it to PDF that can be emailed or saved to OneDrive. This can be used in lieu of a scanner to submit documents.

Microsoft Office Lens can be found in the App Store for iOS and Google Play Store for Android.

Remote Lab and Application Access

The Virtual Lab in umApps provides easy, web-based access to a variety of specialized applications such as SPSS, Mathematica, Microsoft Word, and many more. University students and faculty can access the Virtual Lab from any PC or Mac, on and off campus.

Note: For the best experience, we recommend accessing umApps with an internet connection of at least 10 Mbps.

Learn more about accessing umApps on our page.

Video Collaboration Tools

 See our chart that describes the different features available from our enterprise solutions for video conferencing.

Zoom Video Conferencing

For more information about Zoom Video Conferencing, please see our Zoom page.

Using Smart Classrooms

Here is a short video that details the hardware and how to use the camera.

Microsoft Teams is Here!

That’s correct. Microsoft Teams is available to all faculty, staff and students. Microsoft Teams is the hub for group collaboration in Microsoft 365 that integrates people, content, and applications. Teams brings simplicity to teamwork by joining collaboration, sharing, and communication all under one platform. See our page about Microsoft Teams for more information

Making Your Content Invisible in eCourseware

The process to make your content invisible to students until you are ready for them to see it is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Select the drop-down arrow next to the piece of content you want to hide from students.
  2. Select Hide from Users in the menu that appears.
  3. When you’re ready to make the content visible again, repeat step one and select the option Make Visible to Users.

When your content in invisible to your students, you will see an eye icon that has been crossed out. This eye icon can also be seen at the top right of every module, and selecting it will allow you to toggle the visibility of entire modules at once.

Internet Connectivity

Additional resources for hotspots and internet connectivity can be found here.