Digital Learning Resources

Instructors in the College of Education are constantly working on new ways to incorporate digital technologies into their teaching to enhance the learning of students. This page collects resources for sharing the best practices and creative ideas in use at the college.

Remote Teaching in a Pandemic

Beginning in March 2020, everyone in higher education had to shift our teaching and learning to online, remote platforms in the midst of a pandemic. Digital learning tools have been helpful to respond to this emergency, and we are here to help with questions and challenges. Above all, take care of yourself and support your students as we adapt to this new world. 

Getting Help with Instructional Technologies

College of Education Digital Learning

Digital Learning Blog 

Digital Learning Workshop Resources

While remote, contact us at digitallearning@umass.edu or schedule a consultation via the link above.

When in person, visit us in Furcolo W106!

UMass Amherst Instructional Support 

Center for Teaching and Learning

Schedule a consultation via phone or Zoom and check out the resources on their Keep Teaching page

Instructional Media Lab 

Contact the Lab (instruct@umass.edu or 545-2823) to get help with tools such as Moodle, Zoom, and Echo360 (and is staffed by supernaturally patient consultants).

 

Remote Video Instruction 

Live Video (via Zoom and other video conferencing platforms)

Zoom is a fully functional video conferencing tool that can be used to hold live office hours and discussions. Features include creating break-out rooms within a conference, recording sessions, side text chat, live captioning, and transcriptions. 

College of Education Zoom Tip Sheets:

UMass Amherst IT Zoom Support

Zoom Documentation

Pre-Recorded Video (via Echo360 and other video posting platforms)

Using Echo360 to Record and Post Videos  

Echo360 offers more than in-class recording of lectures. Echo360 provides an easy way to post any kind of video content, as well as a “personal capture” tool that you can use to record you or your computer screen. 

Presentation Design

Presentation design resources 

Presentation Design Workshop materials - including slides, handouts and templates

* our group is also available to run live presentation design workshops for groups and classes, contact us at digitallearning@umass.edu.

Templates for Presentations (provided by College of Education Communications)

Click on each link below to access:

Each template provides wordmarks, backgrounds, icons, and master slides utilizing the UMass Brand Colors to suit various content.