COVID-19 Resources for Faculty & Staff

Last updated 9:26 AM MST, 3/23/20

Resources for Remote Learning

D2L

D2l

Box

  • Box.arizona.edu account provides 50 GB of online storage and allows you to upload individual files of up to 15 GB in size for sharing large files when emails are inadequate. Links to files for sharing/editing/ uploading can be created for students. 
  • See Box FAQs

D2L

Arizona Email

  • Students can use their University of Arizona email to submit their assignments.
  • This option is only recommended if it’s a small class since it can be time consuming with numerous emails to track.

Office Lens

  • Office Lens is the new camera built into OneNote for iPad or iPhone that lets you take pictures of whiteboards or printed documents. Included with Office 365.

Adobe Scan

  • With Adobe Scan you can easily capture and convert documents, forms, business cards, and whiteboards into high-quality Adobe PDFs from your phone. Included with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Zoom

Microsoft Teams

Panopto

  • Record video lectures that can be posted and viewed on D2L course site.
  • Students can watch on their own schedule.
  • Requires a microphone. Ideally a camera.
  • See Panapto Lecture Capture

Zoom

 

Microsoft Teams

Skype for Business

Slack

  • Not a University service, but many units use it for chat and collaboration. If your unit has adopted it, ensure that all employees have accounts and know how to access Slack remotely.
  • Slack website

View Remote Learning Resources PDF

Teaching Continuity Faculty Learning Community (FLC) group

Register for the Teaching Continuity Faculty Learning Community (FLC) group Teaching Continuity Faculty Learning Community WorkThis is a fully-online, D2L-based group for faculty to share ideas, develop new skills and create a network of peer mentors during these exciting, but challenging times. Instructors from any college at any skill level are welcome to join. The group will be very flexible, so don’t let scheduling discourage participation.

Additional Remote Learning Resources

Resources for Working Remotely

  • Don't work in your PJs. Actually get dressed like you were going somewhere. It's surprising how much of a difference this can make mentally!
  • Have a post-work routine that helps you transition out of work mode mentally. This might look like a brief walk around the neighborhood, maybe 20 minutes of reading, etc.
  • Use headphones when in meetings. It's better for most people involved.
  • Position yourself with more light in front of you than behind you when on video calls. If you look like someone who requested anonymity during an interview for Dateline, you're doing it wrong.
  • If you can swing it, setup a dedicated office space. Whether it's a room with a door, or an open area, try to commit some space to your work. Environments make a big difference on our ability to focus.
  • If you're having a conversation in Slack that takes more than a few minutes and a few back-and-forths, maybe it should just be a Zoom call. Don't shy away from suggesting that.
  • If you have others in the house while you're working—and especially if you don't have a space where you can close a door—make sure they know when you're in important meetings. It's helpful to them, to you, and to whoever you're meeting.
  • If you're used to communicating in person, make extra effort to be clear regarding your tone and emotion when using Slack or similar. Emojis and gifs are your friends.
  • Don't try to blend home chores or responsibilities with your working hours. It’s really challenging to do your best work when you’re the primary caretaker for the day, repainting the bedroom, or catching up on 6 months of laundry.
  • Setting aside some time to get fresh air and a bit of exercise can go a long way in keeping you focused and healthy!

These remote working tips were sourced from Focus Lab

Zoom

Skype for Business

Microsoft Teams

While employee assistance counselors are not available in person because of the reduced on-site campus operations, employees and their covered dependents have telehealth and e-counseling access through their EPO and PPO insurance plans. Working with the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), we were able to secure an agreement for waived copays for medical services and mental health visits through telehealth and e-counseling visits at this time for three of our four insurance carriers. These include: 

If the copay waiver for telehealth and e-counseling with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, or UnitedHealthcare does not work, please call ADOA at 1-800-304-3687 and ask to be connected with your dedicated insurance vendor. Employees on the domestic partner plan should call UnitedHealthcare at 1-800-357-0971.

Trusting Connections, the University’s backup childcare provider, is continuing to provide services when regularly scheduled childcare is not available. Registration is required for employees and students. Call 520-448-0873 or email info@trustingconnections.com for more information.

To schedule a telephone or video consultation, please contact the providers listed below directly by email:

Please do not hesitate to contact Josephine Corder, UA Director of Life & Work Connections, with any questions.