Resources for Continuity of Instruction

University of Kentucky Teach Anywhere microsite

Teaching, Learning and Academic Innovation virtual office hours:

Faculty can request a 1:1 consultation by sending an email to or as a message through the CELT website.

News University
News University has curated an array of resources to assist as you migrate to an online teaching/learning environment. These just-in-time supplements will enhance any virtual curriculum. Poynter faculty and staff are also available for drop-in virtual teaching. To ask about the availability of our subject matter experts, fill out this form. Or explore options in the “Journalism Fundamentals” section below. Through May 31, 2020, the following list of courses is free. If you are a college educator or student, use coupon code 20COLLEGE100 at checkout.

Online tutorials produced by UK's Student Media Depot Staff

Podcast Creation Using Garage Band:

The Media Depot will be answering students questions about multimedia via Zoom for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Contact the Media Depot M-F from 12 - 5pm on Zoom here:

For questions, contact Kirk Laird or Kevin Reifert. There are also many other great resources for students in The Hub of W.T. Young library. 
Presentation U! will offer its services online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

AEJMC Guest Lecture Exchange

Nonprofit News Experts
Here's a list of experts from across our network that have volunteered to speak about the work that they're doing or about the industry in general. These experts specialize in everything from the business of media to audience development to photojournalism to solutions journalism and so much more. Many work remotely and can speak on how to do so successfully — an increasingly-valuable skill these days.

Smart Film School

The Smart Film School is donating campus licenses from its library of mobile video production course packs to directly support distance learning for educators and their students through the end of May.

Tips for Working Remotely and Combatting Stress

Canvas : Log in to Canvas and access tutorials at 

Zoom: Log in to Zoom and access tutorials at 

Echo360: For more information about using Echo360 to record lectures, visit the Tech Help Center here

Software Downloads: Download UK software to your personal device from More information is available here

Virtual Den: Access a suite of software used at the university in a "virtualized" environment.  More information here

Office365: Access Microsoft Office tools like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. More information about those tools is available here

Microsoft Teams: Collaborate with others through chat, video conferencing, file sharing and more. More information is available here. Informational videos and tutorials are available here.  

OneDrive: Store and share files securely from the cloud. More information about OneDrive is available  here

For more information about other technologies for working remote, click here

Library Resources and Services: 

·   Reference librarians are available daily via chat (“Ask Us”) and by email at Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.

·   Our Library liason is Debbie Sharp -

·  She is available for Zoom consultations with both students and faculty.

 Because it is currently not possible for students or faculty to access the physical collection, the library has been adding electronic resources. We recently purchased a very large e-book collection (Ebook Central’s Academic Complete) that contains more than 182,000 unlimited use titles. In addition, we purchased a University Press E-book collection, which adds an additional 10,000 titles. Overall, the library provides over 1.5 million e-books to patrons, and they are available through the library catalog, Infokat Discovery.  

If there is an e-book that you would like the library to purchase, please contact me directly.   My deadline for purchases is May 1, 2020.

In addition, many vendors have made electronic resources available for free to university libraries and we have taken advantage of these generous offers. These may be of interest:

·   The EBSCO Harvard Business Review E-Book Collection has been made available to UK for free by EBSCO. This collection includes 600 titles, including over 400 monographs, seminal works, and 150 article compilations of the HBR Classics Series.  This collection is available with unlimited user access until May 30, 2020.

·   IGI Global InfoSci-Books contains over 5,300 reference books with over 100,000 chapters of emerging research. There is no embargo of content, and the research is available months in advance of print.
The Media & Communications section alone has over 42,000 books and book chapters.

Self Care Tips shared with Staff Senate April 9, 2020

CI and UK Zoom backgrounds

Canvas "Design Tool" Feature