For Faculty

For Faculty

Where Faculty Can Find Help Transitioning to Remote Learning

The university is harnessing substantial resources and tools for faculty and students to facilitate online teaching, learning and collaboration as it continues to respond to COVID-19. The tools and resources will provide academic continuity and guidance for UMass Amherst faculty and researchers.

Instructional Design, Engagement and Support (IDEAS)

Contact the IDEAS group if you need assistance with moving the remaining weeks of your course into Moodle or Blackboard for remote and online instruction as well as other training and support with technology-enhanced pedagogies or instructional tools (Zoom, Echo360, etc.)

Email us at or drop in to our daily Zoom sessions open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more resources and a list of our daily webinars, visit the IDEAS website at

Information Technologies (IT)

The staff at Information Technology stands read to assist with your technology needs – whether it's Zoom, Desktop support, or how to stay safe online. To find out more, visit Disruption Resilience: Teaching, Communication & Collaboration Tools for Students, Faculty & Staff.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The center offers individual consultations and online resources to support faculty and instructors in their remote teaching on a variety of topics. These include prioritizing course learning goals; fostering student participation; building rapport with students; assessing learning; teaching inclusively; ensuring academic honesty; designing exams and projects; reflecting systematically on teaching; and teaching with compassion and empathy.

Updated June 29, 2020