Additional Free Resources
Many technology companies are making their software available for free during this time. Here is a list of several resources you may be able to use in your online class. We will continue to add to the list as we hear about more.
Online Course Packs
Wiley free online course packs for Spring 2020. This includes WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks. These platforms provide free access to personalized, auto-graded assignments, activities, assessments, and lecture replacement resources, plus support from Customer Success. Click here for WileyPlus or Knewton Alta, and click here for zyBooks.
McGraw-Hill free access to its Connect online platform for Spring 2020. Connect includes: Videos, Adaptive Reading Experiences, Auto-Scored Assessments, Tegrity (online software that allows you to create your own video lectures), Application-Based Simulations, and Discipline-Specific Resources. Complete this online form to get started.
Hawkes Learning free ebooks and online course packs for Spring 2020. Materials include: eBook, interactive tutorials and videos, online testing with Respondus Lockdown Browser, complete course management system with messaging, discussion boards, and virtual chat rooms, pre-built content, 24/7 support. Subject areas include: English Composition, Introduction to Psychology, Micro & Macroeconomics, Developmental Mathematics & Corequisite Courses, College Algebra, Precalculus & Calculus, and Statistics. Contact Jackie Moncure at email@example.com for information.
Web Conferencing and Screen Recording Software
Zoom Conferencing Software – free version allows up to 45 minutes of conference time.
SnagIt Screen Recording Software – Free until June 30.
NetTutor’s online platform, Pisces, is available for free until the end of Spring. Pisces can be used for live sessions with students (either live classes or office hours), student group work, screen sharing, and more. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Apps (though mostly K-12) with “free or premium access” during this time.
Other Educational Apps that could be useful for online instruction.
Kahoot! Premium – Free access for Spring 2020. Kahoot! Premium includes advanced question types, collaboration with colleagues, and in-depth reports for assessments. Download the product description guide here.
Online Teaching Resources
Conferences and Higher Ed News
Cancelled/Rescheduled Academic Conferences organized by EdSurge.
UPCEA Covid-19 Higher Ed News Stream.
Recommended Resources from the Educational Advisory Board (EAB.com)
- Public compilation of links to 190+ institutional remote teaching resources from DePaul University’s Center for Teaching and Learning
- Rapid online course deployment guide from Syracuse University
- Digital learning resource center from the University of Central Florida
- Guide to assist faculty in maintaining instructional continuity from CUNY
- Digital teaching toolkit from NYU Shanghai
- Academic continuity plan for teaching and learning, including strategies and tools for alternate instructional structures, from Pepperdine University
- Resources related to the “Keep on Teaching” campaign to promote and support faculty providing online instruction during emergencies from Pepperdine University
- Instructions and resources for holding classes during emergency closures at Northwestern
- Statements on plans for continuing instruction and advising during closures from NYU’s Shanghai and Florence campuses
- Plans for alternate teaching and learning arrangements at the University of Hong Kong
- Advice from instructional design experts on shifting courses remote temporarily from Inside Higher Ed
- Suggestions for quickly expanding online instruction capacity from Campus Technology
- Resources for academic planning and teaching online from McMaster University