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Teaching Continuity

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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Resources for Instructors

Everything you need to know about exams, technology options and academic accommodations.

Assessment Practices

Learn about the alternatives, the available tools, and about maintaining academic integrity within Virtual Campus.

Technology options

There are a number of options available to help you achieve academic continuity for your course.

Student Accommodations

Learn about the various accommodations that are available to students enrolled in Academic Accommodation Services.

Basic Guide for Transforming Your Course for Distance Learning (APTUO)


Quick reference: Available course formats for Fall 2020 


Using University of Ottawa Zoom Account

A platform, available free of charge, allowing you to offer your courses at a distance as if you were in a classroom.


All information concerning Virtual Campus. Resources, Guides and Brightspace help files.

Online Course

A step-by-step guide to make the process run as smoothly as possible


The Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Learning: Maintaining an Engaging Experience

Tutorials (evaluation, etc.)

Video tutorials on Brightspace quizzes, assignments and tips for online teaching


Register for one of our webinars on learning assessment tools.

On Demand Webinars

Recordings of the TLSS webinars 

Videoconferencing Training

How to Use Videoconferencing for Effective Teaching

Microsoft Teams

A free secure technology available to teach your courses at a distance or to organize your virtual meetings.

Teams at uOttawa

Browse the University of Ottawa's IT website on MS Teams.

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Teams for courses

Teams unofficial documentation prepared by Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau

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Teams for Education

Teams for Education? This guide gives you the basics to get you started.

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Teams in Brightspace

Teams is now integrated in Brightspace. See how to use it in your course.

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The Library can help

The Library is available to support faculty and students with digital collections, virtual services and more.

Available Services

Find the most up-to-date information on the Library’s collections and services here.

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Open Educational Resources

Consider using OER in your course for easier, more affordable access.

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Digital Course Reserve Service

Let the Course Reserve team locate digital content for your courses!

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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. 


Always good to showcase the work and resources developed by our own professors! The following is a link that leads to an online instruction guidance document put together by Craig Forcese from the Faculty of Law at uOttawa.

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.

Article on EDUCAUSE website by Charles HodgesStephanie MooreBarb LockeeTorrey Trust and Aaron Bond.

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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.

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