COVID-19 - Resources to help with running courses online

Document created by Paul Millar Employee on Mar 8, 2020Last modified by Adam Ware on Mar 26, 2020
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contingency plan


With many countries around the world being affected by COVID-19, we wanted to make sure that you have some resources to assist you with getting courses online in the event that you are no longer able to deliver courses face to face. We suggest following this page so you are kept up to date as we provide further resources.


Quick tips for getting up and running fast (look at these first):

Updated: 27th March 2020


Resources for running courses online (self-paced courses, etc):

Updated: 27th March 2020


Conferencing: Native and Third-Party Applications

Updated: 27th March 2020

  • Canvas partners and distance learning
    Some of our Canvas partners have built tools specifically geared to support distance learning and video conferencing. Here are a few that we believe can help make learning easier during this difficult time.
  • Web Conferencing Resources - Canvas Community
    As users migrate to a mostly online space, web conferences will be an integral part of student and faculty success.
    Institutions can use web conferencing in Canvas through the Canvas Conferences tool or through enabling an LTI that provides its own web conferencing functionality. We look at BigBlueButton, LTIs, ZOOM as well as Google Hangouts
  • Microsoft Teams in Canvas
    Microsoft Teams Meetings allows customers with Microsoft accounts to create conference calls (meetings) using the Microsoft Teams integration with Canvas. This integration can be used in many areas that support the Canvas Rich Content Editor.
  • Adobe Connect and Canvas
    Adobe Creative Cloud has been integrated with Canvas, allowing millions of students and educators to access creative tools like Spark, Photoshop and Illustrator from within the LMS many schools use every day.
  • Google Hangouts Meet and Canvas
    Today (27th March 2020), we announced a new LTI integration to connect with students and teachers using Google Hangouts Meet as their conferencing tool. They now have the ability to add a Hangouts Meet code to their Canvas Course, Course Announcement, Module or via Calendar.
  • Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings (Updated) 
    Amazing Educational Resources


For clients using Studio, our guides are VERY comprehensive:

Updated: 27th March 2020

Studio is a fantastic tool for recording class content for students to review in their own time, allowing them to interact using Studio discussions and quizzes. One of the great things with using Studio is that you can not only track which students have watched the video, but how much of the video they each have watched.


There is also a working document, that the Community is contributing to, that contains information people are using for running classes online:

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