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Don't Panic! The 2020 Pandemic LibGuide: Online Teaching Resources

This guide has all the resources you need to stay productive and keep your classes and research going!

Teaching & Quiz formats

Lumen (Open Education Resources)

CONTACT: support@lumenlearning.com

Amid all this disruption and uncertainty, the Lumen Learning Team stands ready to assist with any rapid transition institutions and educators may be making to online learning, in order to reduce risk and slow the pace of transmission.

Lumen courseware is designed to help at-risk students succeed in digital environments, and we want to make our learning tools and team readily available wherever we may be helpful. We’re taking the following steps to help institutions resolve problems and get students through this term successfully.

  1. Live classes may shift to Lumen Waymaker or OHM courseware at no cost for the remainder of the term. For faculty members seeking a well-designed digital alternative or supplement to their current textbook, Lumen courseware may be a good fit. Course set-up is simple, and faculty can be ready to teach the same day they make the change. We also provide free services to support a successful transition. Learn More. 
  2. To support professional development, we’re introducing a series of short videos about effective digital teaching and learning using Lumen courseware. We’ll begin sharing them later this week on Lumen’s blog. Topics include:
  • Setting up your course in the LMS
  • Engaging students in virtual environments
  • Staying connected to students at a distance
  • Helping students become self-directed learners
  • And more!
  1. Lumen’s outstanding Support Team is available to assist with any needs. Reach out with support needs and general questions, including help for instructional designers, LMS administrators and others working with faculty to switch modalities using our courseware. Send a message to support@lumenlearning.com or schedule an Office Hours appointment for live virtual support.
  2. Lumen Community Slack can connect you with the Lumen Team, as well as faculty using Lumen courseware and other members of our community. Use this form to request an invitation to this collaboration tool.

Please reach out if the Lumen Team may be of help in any way possible during this period.

https://lumenlearning.com/ceo-message-lumen-stands-ready-to-help/

Oxford University Press / teaching activities

CONTACT:  https://pages.oup.com/he/us/covidresourcepage

- free resources and access so that you and your students will experience as little disruption as possible. These include:

  • Access to digital, course-specific resources that you can use to flesh out your online "lectures"—including videos, simulations, animations, activities, flashcards, quizzes, test banks, PowerPoints, and more—that can all be loaded directly into your LMS
  • Instructions on how to access your desk copy as an eBook
  • Free access for your students to OUP Higher Education eBooks for the balance of this term
  • Free access to online courses from our sister company Epigeum to help you learn strategies for managing the digital classroom
  • Webinars for teaching specific disciplines online

We encourage you to check back regularly as we continue to update with additional resources. Please note: you don’t need to have adopted an OUP text to use these resources. In fact, we encourage you to share this email with any colleagues who you think will find these helpful.

Joella Molway

Your Oxford University Press Representative

OER

Educational & Distance Learning Platforms

Gale

https://www.gale.com/covid19support

Online learning resources and open access to Gale in Context content.

Kahoot

CONTACT: schools@kahoot.com

  • guide to distance learning and why
  • we’re providing schools affected by the coronavirus with free access to Kahoot! Premium for the remaining months of the academic year.  With Kahoot! Premium, educators can use advanced question types, collaborate with colleagues, and access in-depth reports, which can be used for formative assessment. To request access to Kahoot! Premium, reply to this email with the number of educators at your school, and we’ll get you set up.

Kapwing

Contact: hello@kapwing.com or https://www.kapwing.com/resources/free-kapwing-pro-accounts-for-educators-affected-by-covid-19/

Description: Kapwing is an online video, GIF, and image editor designed to be simple, accessible, and collaborative. Teachers can edit video lessons, set up a multimedia workspace for projects in their classroom, and give their students creative assignments to do at home. For the next month, Kapwing is giving free Kapwing Pro licenses to any educator whose school is affected by the covid-19 crisis.

Kapwing is a collaborative online image and video editor with a cloud storage Workspace. It’s an excellent tool for teachers who are making video lessons to send to students for remote learning, for students working together on a group project, or a classroom looking for a digital space to share multimedia projects with each other.

We’re giving away Kapwing Pro to educators whose schools are affected by the CoVid-19 closures. Teachers can sign up here.

Lumen Open Education Resources / Courseware

CONTACT: support@lumenlearning.com

Lumen courseware is designed to help at-risk students succeed in digital environments, and we want to make our learning tools and team readily available wherever we may be helpful. We’re taking the following steps to help institutions resolve problems and get students through this term successfully.

  1. Live classes may shift to Lumen Waymaker or OHM courseware at no cost for the remainder of the term. For faculty members seeking a well-designed digital alternative or supplement to their current textbook, Lumen courseware may be a good fit. Course set-up is simple, and faculty can be ready to teach the same day they make the change. We also provide free services to support a successful transition. Learn More. 
  2. To support professional development, we’re introducing a series of short videos about effective digital teaching and learning using Lumen courseware. We’ll begin sharing them later this week on Lumen’s blog.
  3. Lumen’s outstanding Support Team is available to assist with any needs. Reach out with support needs and general questions, including help for instructional designers, LMS administrators and others working with faculty to switch modalities using our courseware. Send a message to support@lumenlearning.com or schedule an Office Hours appointment for live virtual support.
  4. Lumen Community Slack can connect you with the Lumen Team, as well as faculty using Lumen courseware and other members of our community. Use this form to request an invitation to this collaboration tool.

https://lumenlearning.com/ceo-message-lumen-stands-ready-to-help/

Macmillan Learning

Contact: https://twitter.com/MacmillanLearn/status/1238437403817316352?s=20 

If your school is transitioning from in-person to online classes b/c #COVID19 we're here for you. Our #edtech tools - LaunchPad, Sapling, FlipIt, iClicker & Lab Sims - are free this semester until July 1 for impacted customers using our print books. Contact your rep for details.

McGraw-Hill

we are making our core digital learning platforms, McGraw-Hill Connect and ALEKS, available for free to any student and instructor who needs it for the remainder of this Spring 2020 term https://www.mheducation.com/highered/support/connect/how-to-move-your-course-online

Odigia

Odigia stands ready to assist the higher education community with the transition to online learning by offering complementary access to those campuses that are in immediate need.

Contact: Lindsey.Thomas@Odigia.com

PollEverywhere

free premium educator plans for 90 days.

SoftChalk

An online lesson creation and student interaction tool, is offering assistance to academic institutions and organizations to help educators meet the demands created by school closings and the temporary shift to online course delivery during the COVID-19 threat.

SoftChalk is offering free access to SoftChalk Cloud from now through May 31, 2020 to anyone who may need it to quickly and easily create online lessons and course materials for delivery to students.

How To Quickly Get Started With SoftChalk

What Happens After May 31st?

  • First, you won’t be charged for anything without your explicit permission after this date. You have our word.
  • We’ll reassess and determine if this deadline should be extended.

For our existing customers already using SoftChalk Cloud, please feel free to reach out to us at learnmore@softchalk.com for ways we can continue to support you at this time.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

WILEY “online learning solutions”

For the Education Community:

Beginning today, instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Instructors teaching at impacted institutions can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta here; instructors looking for zyBooks access can apply here. For current WileyPLUS and Knewton Alta instructors, Customer Success Specialists are equipped to provide additional support, including extension of due dates, adjusting assignments or increasing the capacity to work remotely.

https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/all-corporate-news/wiley-opens-access-support-educators-researchers-professionals-amid 

 

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