Get ready to move from a face-to-face course to an online course!
Get ready to follow your course online!
Resources for Students
Below discover resources that are available for students.
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Students access classes using a link for each class. A list of all University of Ottawa class links is posted at University of Ottawa Adobe Connect Class Links.
The list will be updated as we work through the list of sessions created.
When using the guest URL student login as guest, please enter your name that will appear in the list of participants.
Resources for Instructors
Everything you need to know about exams, technology options and academic accommodations.
Using Adobe Connect at Contact North
A platform, available free of charge, allowing you to offer your courses at a distance as if you were in a classroom.
Brightspace Communication and Evaluation Tools
A free secure technology available to teach your courses at a distance or to organize your virtual meetings.
The Library can help
The Library is available to support faculty and students with digital collections, virtual services and more.
By clicking on the button below, you will find a wide range of documents describing and explaining how to effectively use Virtual Campus (powered by Brightspace). You can explore available communication tools, as well as tips on how to set up your course and browsers for a better online experience for you and your students.
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.
- Remote teaching: a practical guide with tools, tips, and techniques By Alison Flynn and Jeremy Kerr.
- Tony Bates advice to those about to teach online
- Specific Resources available on D2L (Brightspace) website
- STLHE new website with resources
- Brightspace and accessibility
- Open Academic Continuity Resources (eCampus Ontario)
- Academic Integrity Strategies video from KPU
- Teams unofficial documentation prepared by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau
- MS Teams on uOttawa IT website
- The steps and processes when converting assessments to online learning (YorkU)
- Training in online teaching methods - free access to two Epigeum programs until May.
- International Centre for Academic Integrity Webinar Going Remote with Integrity 2.0
- Craig Forcese’s podcast about online / virtual / distance learning tools
- 5 Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19
Collaborative learning—when people work together in small groups to help each other learn—is considered an effective instructional approach. But research shows that the benefits of collaborative learning, both in-person and in the virtual classroom, are mixed (Kirschner et. al., 2011). In an effort to discover the cause of these inconsistent results, researchers have been studying the effects of collaborative learning on working memory.
Collaborate with your team and continue working as if you were in the Office. All you need are the right tools, and resources to work effectively . You can ensure business continuity through online collaboration and remote work, here are tips and guidelines to get you working remotely.
During this complex and rapidly evolving global situation around the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, it is an opportune time to reach out with information about how to access mental health support from the comfort of your home, whether it be online, via telephone or off-campus.
We also remind you that if you need information about the virus, how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you have it, consult the Ontario Government web page dedicated to the subject. Quebec residents can consult the Quebec government web page.