National Distance Learning Week

Nov. 4 - 8, 2019

UK Events for NDLWUS Distance Learning Association Events for National Distance Learning WeekResources for Students and Faculty

Teaching, Learning, & Academic Innovation is hosting an informational session each day during National Distance Learning Week. Additionally, the National Distance Learning Association is hosting free webinars for faculty and instructors featuring a variety of best practices and hands-on activities.

UK Events

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019: James W. Stuckert Career Center

  • "The Stuckert Career Center Presents Virtual Resources"
    • Time: 1:00pm- 1:30pm ET
    • Jocelyn Gaydos, Assistant Director, Career Advising
    • Download the Slides


Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019: UK New Canvas Tool Tutorial

  • New Canvas Tutorial for Students
    *** UK Students will need to log in with their Link Blue username and password
    • This course, Passport to Canvas, provides everything you need to know about using Canvas in your classes.  Canvas helps you:
      • Keep track of the work you are assigned by your instructor, grades and feedback
      • Organize all of the learning material your instructor has created
      • Help you stay in touch with other members of your class 


Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019: UK ITS


Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019: UK Department of Communications

  • "Darkside of Interpersonal Communications"
    • Time: 9:30am-10:00am ET
    • Dr Kelly McAninch: Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies- Department of Communications


Friday, Nov. 8, 2019: UK Online Academic Coaching

  • "Virtual Online Success through Academic Coaching"
    • Time: 10:00am-10:30am ET
    • Julie Bradley: Assistant Director of Academic Coaching & Certificated Academic Life Coach
    • Download Slides


New Resources

  • UK Online:  Interested in online programs at the University of Kentucky? Visit UK Online.
  • ePortfolios:  Portfolium Network with ePortfolios is now available for all UK Canvas users at no cost. Click Account in the Global Navigation bar and then Folio in the menu to get started. Guides to building and using your ePortfolio are available. In order to take portfolios with them when they graduate, students should also set up an account on the Portfolium website after starting in Canvas.
  • Video Tools:  YuJa is a media library tool that has a variety of built-in features, including automatic captioning and video quizzing, among others. UK faculty and instructors can set it up through Canvas by enabling Yuja in the course menu. Watch a quick video overview of Yuja to learn more.
  • Lockdown Browser:  Respondus Lockdown Browser restricts use of a student’s computer while taking a test in Canvas. The instructor may allow certain types of tools or URLs, or completely lock down the student’s use to the test materials. UK instructors can set it up through Canvas by enabling Respondus in the course menu. Are you a student being asked to use Respondus Lockdown Browser / Monitor on a test? Here is some helpful information about Respondus for students. Are you an instructor trying to set up Lockdown Browser / Monitor for your class? You can find how to set it up in the Respondus Faculty Quick Start Guide. Learn more in our quick video overview of Respondus.
  • Automated Proctoring:  As a companion to its Lockdown Browser, Respondus Monitor uses the student’s video camera to monitor their environment and activities during testing, flagging suspicious or unusual changes in the environment. Set it up by using the Respondus Lockdown Browser (it is an option included with the tool). View our video for an overview from the instructor's perspective.
  • Inclusive Course Creation: Creating content that is accessible for all has never been easier. To learn more about inclusive design, check out Coursera's free course on the Basics of Inclusive Design for Online Education, offered by the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Video tours are available to preview online course design at UK and to learn how the Faculty Media Depot and the Student Media Depot support faculty and student media needs.