UW Continuum College Instructor Resources

Workshops, Support, and Teaching Resources for Remote Learning

Most important instructor resources

(Particularly for instructors new to remote learning)

Workshops are often the best place to point instructors – that way we can provide hands-on training and answer questions live within the program in question. Our workshop calendar is in the instructor resources page, and the workshop calendar on its own.

Support for Learning Technologies: ctnmhelp@uw.edu or 206-685-6372

General guides, and links to other resources: The Training section of the Instructor Resources website. (note that instructors under stress may not prefer self-paced training resources.)

Links to specific courses in more detail

Self-Paced Training Courses

Additional Guides and Materials

Did you know?

  • We also just (within the past week) recorded a Zoom introduction workshop. It was delivered to no audience, so it’s not quite as lively as our live versions, but it contains the major information for Zoom in a pinch.
  • We’re working on recording at least one of all the other workshops we offer, so that they can be viewed asynchronously. The best experience is still live, if possible, as that allows us to answer specific questions.

A note on Zoom security

Zoom’s default settings for meetings allow anyone with the link to join a Zoom meeting. This low barrier of entry makes Zoom easy to use. However, with ease comes risk. People (or bots) with access to the link can join the meeting, including those who were not invited to the meeting but were able to gain access to the meeting URL or ID.

Zoom offers a number of security options that you can use to prevent unwelcome participants from joining your meeting or to limit their ability to share inappropriate content. 

We recommend the following, all of which are described on the UW IT Protect your Zoom meeting space and class sessions webpage. Following these steps can help ensure that students and instructors have the best learning experience possible.

Disable join before host. This is the setting we use for all Shared NetID-based zoom accounts.

Know how to use the “remove participant” option from the manage participants menu to control participants in a meeting.

There are a few other options if you would like to change the default security settings for your meeting.

To secure your Zoom meetings, you can require a password for joining meetings to add a layer of security.

Additionally, you can use the Waiting Room feature to control when and which participants join a meeting.