Keep Teaching, TU

Be ready to temporarily take your class online. Access resources to help you shift quickly.

A variety of circumstances might require you to temporarily take your class online with minimal notice: a campus closure, increased absenteeism during a flu outbreak, a family emergency requiring your presence elsewhere, etc. Readiness is critical. Employees looking for support information for remote work should visit


Check system status real-time:


And just like that, connecting is everything. You will need broadband internet service to teach remotely. Check your internet speed by visiting, search internet speed test, then click Run Test. If you are in the ‘low’ zone, try to tether your computer to your smartphone and/or check out this FCC page on COVID19-specific vendor options for low/no cost (


Staff with BlackBoard (HARVEY) experience have reached out in an effort to help with the transition to remote learning. You’ll still need to be able to handle the basics of building/moving courses, etc. but this additional level of community support is here to bridge the gap. If you or someone you know has Blackboard expertise and wants to join the support group, please contact

Marki Alexander
Assessment & Evaluation Specialist
Office of the Provost
Phone: 918-631-3262

Markie has extensive experience using Blackboard.  She taught in the Language Institute for 11 years where they used Blackboard.  She is available remotely to work with faculty and assist them with their courses and Blackboard needs.

Kim Mulson Hassell
Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
Office of Assessment and Continuous Improvement
Phone: 918-691-2178

Kim has experience with Blackboard and recently taught an Anthropology Block course.  The Arts and Sciences faculty know Kim and Marki well. Kim is available by cell phone or email and will also do a video chat if they prefer.

Step 1: Communicate

Communicate early and often. Let students know about changes or possible disruptions as early as possible. Early and frequent communication can ease student anxiety, and save you dealing with individual questions.

Step 2: Plan

Make sure you have a presence in Harvey for every course taught. Harvey (Blackboard), Panopto, Collaborate, proctoring services – need help? The Faculty Resource Center (FRC) is ready and waiting.


Step 3: Adapt

In addition to self-help videos and tutorials located on the FRC page in Harvey, use the contact information below to schedule time for one-on-one (or whole department) assistance.

Oxley’s remote instruction resources on the portal, very helpful for all – click here.

We are Ready to Help

Whether you need help adding your first course to Harvey or have general questions about how to keep your class running, contact the Faculty Resource Center (FRC) today.

Call: (918) 631-2056
Visit online: The Harvey org called FRC – Technology Teaching and Learning

Login to the Portal
Direct link to Harvey:

Need additional technology help? Need equipment to enhance teaching online (video camera, laptop, audio device) or Remote Desktop access to connect to your campus office computer or VPN access to get to other campus resources remotely?

Submit a ticket to as soon as possible.

IT Department website –

IT Help Desk:
Call: 918-631-3500


Remote Teaching Resources


Library Resources