Remote Teaching/Working for Faculty and Staff

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Training Courses:

Canvas 101:

Learn Zoom

Using VidGrid

Box University:
(Click the "Login With Box" button, and use your existing UNL login)

Step-by-Step Teaching Guides:

Embed a Box Folder in your Canvas course: [PDF]

Hack the Canvas Groups feature to make a Student File Upload folder: [PDF]

Record audio on your Smartphone and upload it to Box:  [Android] [iOS]

Add audio narration to your existing PowerPoint presentation: [Microsoft Support topic]

How should I record my lecture? Comparing Zoom vs. VidGrid: [PDF]

How to record using VidGrid: [Windows] [macOS]

Set up your Zoom Personal Meeting room: [PDF]

Change your Zoom Personal Meeting ID and Link Name: [PDF]

Turn your Smartphone into a Document Camera with Zoom: [Video]

How to record a Zoom Meeting: [Windows] [macOS]

How to move your recorded Zoom Meeting to a Box folder: [PDF]

Call into your Personal Meeting using only a telephone: [PDF]
(You must first configure your Zoom Personal Meeting room before you can use this method.)

Integrate Zoom into your Canvas Course: [PDF]

Step-by-Step Remote Working Guides:

Install and connect to the Nebraska VPN: [PDF]

Install Microsoft Office apps on your computer: [PDF]

Log into your Box Account the first time: [PDF]

Turn on Call Forwarding on your office phone: [PDF]

"Keep Teaching" Guide (Center for Transformative Teaching):

UNL College of Business Instructor Resources site:

Mobile Apps:

Canvas Teacher: [iOS] [Android]

Zoom Cloud Meetings: [iOS] [Android]

Security Resources

There are several ways we all can be more secure while working remotely.

ITS has developed information and resources to help people understand the importance of staying safe and how to stay safe: a resource page.

Additionally, you can find helpful resources on using technology to work from home here:
A VPN connection is only required for certain systems, you can learn more on the VPN section of the Remote Work page. See the link above for more info.

Information about how to use Zoom in a safe and secure way can be found here:

Specific information about making sure your meetings are more secure can be found here:

  1. General security information from Zoom:
  2. Using the Waiting Room for Zoom meetings:
  3. Requiring passwords for Zoom meetings:

Additional faculty and staff information is available at