Continuity Plan Resources

A curated list of resources to assist you with specific aspects of delivering instruction.

Use the table below to determine which tools may be appropriate as you quickly adapt your content for online delivery. For more information and tips about moving your class online, visit the Get Started page, or the Technology Quick Start Guide.

Resource List
UsesToolsDescriptionSupport Resources
Setting up your online course for the first time


Canvas Template

Activating your Canvas course shell and importing a course template are important first steps.

How to Activate Your Course in eLearning

Importing and Using the Global Online Course Template

Canvas Tools and LTIs


There are several useful and engaging tools provided in Canvas. 

Canvas Groups

Portfolium ePortfolios


LTI Registry



Canvas Announcements

Google Hangouts

Use emails, or Canvas announcements to stay in touch with students.  Canvas Communication Tools
Teaching with Panopto Panopto Lectures can be pre-recorded using Panopto and/or PowerPoint. 

Teaching with Panopto

Panopto for Students

Panopto for Macs

Additional Panopto Video Tutorials

Teaching with WebEx 


You can also hold live meetings/lectures with students using Webex. Be sure to record any sessions for those who cannot attend and share recordings with the entire class.

Teaching with WebEx

Additional WebEx Video Tutorials

Maintaining Teacher / Student Connections Online

Canvas and Panopto

Instructors can create teacher and student presence in online classes using simple strategies.  Connecting Online
Share Files

Canvas Files

Google Drive

Upload and share links to your course materials using cloud storage options.  Sharing Learning Materials in Canvas 
Maintain Academic Integrity

Canvas Quizzes

Respondus Lockdown Browser

Respondus Monitor




UWF provides many options to help maintain academic integrity in the online environment. 

Canvas Quiz Settings to Maximize Security

Ways to Ensure Academic Integrity Online

Assess Your Students

Canvas Assignments

Canvas Speedgrader

Canvas Grades

Canvas Discussions

Canvas Quizzes

Canvas provides several ways to assess students with quizzes, discussions, and file submissions.

To grade student submissions and leave student feedback, utilize Speedgrader.

To simply enter or adjust student grades, use the Gradebook.

Canvas Assignments

Canvas Gradebook and Speedgrader

Canvas Discussions

Canvas Quizzes

Access UWF Resources


UWF Libraries

Online Student Support

Students can still access specialized software and library resources when they aren't physically on campus.

Provide a link to online student support resources during the sudden change in modality.

How to Use ArgoApps

Online Learners Library Guide

Keep Learning tips

Canvas Help for Students

Other Tools to help with remote work


Tools that will help faculty work remotely.

ITS Continuity Tools Page



Blackboard Ally

Canvas provides options for students who require accommodations.  

Accommodating Testing in Canvas 

Blackboard Ally for Students