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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). Just in, a new way to collaborate using Zoom.


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.

Here you can access the Virtual Lab in umApps

Zoom Video Conferencing

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