Teaching Virtually (Online and Remotely)

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This list is curated by the SILC LSS Online Instructional Support (OIS) team, specifically for the needs of SILC Faculty.  It will be continuously updated. 

Please contact us at SILCLSS_OIS@asu.edu if you don't see what you need.



ASU Faculty Toolkit
(a unified calendar of workshops offered by UTO, EdPlus, Departments, DRC, etc.)


The library may still have laptops and internet hotspots available for checkout: 


Companies that are offering free or discounted internet access:

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low-income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Cox:  first two months free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter


Keeping uninvited guests out of your Zoom meeting:


Co-curricular Engagement Ideas:


ASU Online - Design, development, and delivery resources for teaching online


Yellowdig is Available

  • Due to the teaching remote efforts this semester, Yellowdig is now available free of charge to faculty until June 30th
  • Yellowdig is an online multimedia discussion platform.
  • Information about Yellowdig
  • Getting Started with Yellowdig
  • If you have any questions regarding Yellowdig, please contact The College online team at thecollegeonline@asu.edu
  • Quick notes from OIS:   Pro: multimedia, clean look, "auto" grading.  Con: "Auto" grading seems to be mainly based on word-count, which does not promote critical thinking.  


"New Online Instructor" Training (NOIT)

  • NOIT is a required training program for SILC instructors who are new to teaching SILC courses online.  The training occurs online, via Canvas.  Contact silclss_ois@asu.edu with any questions.


Student Connection & Collaboration Tools

  • We are fans of using tools that students are already familiar with.  For Example: Zoom, Canvas, and Slack.  Possible ways to use those tools:
  • Provide instructions for students to use their own Zoom accounts to meet, discuss, and collaborate on projects.
  • Create small groups in Canvas, which then automatically provides a small group space in Canvas for students to leave their own announcements to each other, connect to projects, or share ideas.
  • Enable Slack for your Canvas course. Slack is similar to a social media platform and enables students to talk to each other, share links to documents, and even embed audio/video. It’s very user friendly.
  • We have some reservations about a new tool that the Provost's Office has mentioned - "Circlein" - "an NSF funded easy-to-use studying app.  Students can use the app to form study groups, share class notes, answer questions from classmates, share test prep flashcards, etc." - Integrated within Canvas and has a single sign-on process for students. - Faculty members will have the option to enable CircleIn for each of their courses.  - ASU help desk can assist faculty members with this process.
  • We will be happy to help you set up any of these tools for your course.  (silclss_ois@asu.edu)
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