The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports all those who teach at the University of Oxford.
This page is a source of advice and guidance where teaching has been disrupted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
At this challenging time, the guidance on this page will support you in adapting to teaching remotely. We will be regularly updating this page with new advice and guidance so please check back here frequently.
28 April 2020
New guides are now available to help you adapt to teaching remotely. More details
14 April 2020
The service will provide support from learning technologists, education advisers and Canvas specialists who will help departments, faculties and colleges with any queries related to the delivery of remote teaching. More details
17 June 2020
We have been running a number of webinars to support staff who have been teaching remotely. The webinars have been attended by more than 500 staff.
We are currently reviewing the feedback from these webinars, and are preparing a series of new webinars for Michaelmas term. More details
Please see below for more detailed guidance on each of these tools.
Panopto (Replay): Getting started; Using Replay for remote learning
Canvas at Oxford: Using Panopto in Canvas
WebLearn: Manage your site
Adapting lectures for remote learning
Schedule a Teams meeting:
Note: an integration of Teams within Canvas is now available.
Microsoft Teams: Getting started
Nexus 365: face-to-face course (IT Learning Centre)
Microsoft Teams: help and learning portal
Canvas at Oxford: Guide for academics, Assessing students (Assignments and Quizzes)
Canvas generic: Discussions; Assignments (video); Quizzes (video)
WebLearn: Discussion forums; Assignments, Quizzes (called ‘Tests’ – detailed guide)
Canvas at Oxford: Building courses in Canvas; Guide for academics;
Canvas generic: Instructor Resources
WebLearn: Overview of important tools (video demos); Resources (short guide); Resources (detailed guide); Lessons; Assignments
Bodleian Libraries: Keeping the University reading
Download the Recommendations for teaching and learning remotely as PDF.
Contact the Teaching Remotely Service Desk if you have any other suggestions or problems.
Please contact us at
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Teaching Oxford Remotely (TOR) - a discussion mailing list for academic staff to share stories and ask questions of each other.
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