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Faculty & Instructors Support Site – Response to COVID-19

Summer term courses at Huston-Tillotson University are taught online and in remote modalities. The information below is helpful to faculty and instructors developing content for distance instruction.  The Center for Academic Innovation and Transformation is here to assist everyone prepare thoughtfully and thoroughly so that we can continue to provide an excellent learning experience for our students.


Faculty and instructors will agree that building a quality course takes time and effort.  That effort doubled, if not tripled when instruction is facilitated online, or remotely.  The following videos and tutorials will serve as a springboard as you prepare to teach at a distance.

For additional training support, faculty and instructors are encouraged to participate in our new CANVAS SOS! Sessions.

Ready..Set…GOOOO!  Take the Readiness Check to determine if you are ready for remote and online instruction.  This guide will certainly get you to the finish line.

Visit this LINK for noteworthy On Demand and Live presentations geared toward preparing the most novice instructor for online instruction.


Classroom instruction will continue online through Instructure Canvas LMS. We are able to provide 24/7 Support through Phone and Online Chat.

Canvas Support Hotline
1 (833) 544 3021

Canvas Live Support Chat for Instructors

Ways to Access Canvas LMS
Mobile – Download the Canvas Instructors Mobile App for the App Store or Google Play Store.
Web – Accessible

Huston-Tillotson University is committed to making this transition to distance learning a smooth process. Academic success and safety is our top priorities. For assistance with internet access, computer resources and other technical questions, please contact Information Technology contacting Information Technology help desk is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ever wonder what are the differences between remote and online learning?  Learn more by listening in to Dr. Bethany Simunich, Director of Research and Innovation for Quality Matters, as she explains how the Higher Ed. checklist can assist instructors as a job aid when moving to remote instruction in an emergency. Taking the student perspective is the cornerstone of creating a learning environment to support student success when changing modalities during a crisis.

Fast Track to Transitioning Course Content at HTU

How Faculty Can Help Students Throughout Coronavirus Pandemic

QM Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist

Adding Content Online in a Hurry (source:  Vanderbilt University)

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption (source:  Stanford University)

Moving Online  research guide (source: The Chronicle)

Tips for Creating an Effective Learning Environment in an Online Course (Jones & Bartlett Learning)