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Online Course Design Institute

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The Center for Teaching invites Vanderbilt faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to apply to its new Online Course Design Institute, a two-week online experience intended to help participants prepare to teach an online course. The Online Course Design Institute will be offered multiple times this summer with the first offerings running May 4-15 and May 18-29 (extended registration throughout the summer). Those serving as instructors of record for summer courses are especially encouraged to apply.

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Online Dissertation Presentation Resources

For tips on presenting a digital dissertation defense, check out this student-compiled resource or this list of best practices.

Zoom Security

Finding and using Open Educational Resources for Online teaching

Copyright & OER Office Hours

Thursday, March 26th –  2:00-3:30 pm

Friday, March 27th –  9:00-10:30 am

Zoom link:

Center for Teaching Workshop

Have you thought about how you might translate what you do in your face-to-face courses into an online format? In this 75 minute workshop, learn about a variety of tools available to Vanderbilt faculty including two Brightspace tools that will help you move your classes online: a screen capture tool that allows faculty to create video lectures that can easily be shared with students, as well as a video conferencing tool that enables live online meetings.


Stacey Johnson, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching

BC Hatchett, Associate Director, VUIT AV Design & Support and Media Services

For information and updates related to the broad set of actions Vanderbilt University is taking to address this public health situation, please visit

Faculty Online and Alternative Education Resources

Quick guides:

Resources from the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching – BrightSpace Site

In particular, please see these guides about creating Zoom Meetings for a live remote class meetings

Some resources from VUIT

Zoom best practices 

Telecommuting and Remote Work

Skype for Business 

If you are unable to get the answers you need from the Zoom Help Center, please call IT at 615-343-9999 or submit a help request at

VUIT’s Recommended Applications for Telecommuting

Instructions to obtain items below can be found by clicking the Service/Tool name
and reviewing the directions under the Requesting Service section.


Service / Tool Audio Call Video Call Screen Sharing Document Sharing Planning / Coordination Secure Network Access Email
AT&T Conferencing X
Skype for Business X X X X
Box Collaboration Tool X
OneDrive for Business (O365) X
OneNote (O365) X X
Microsoft Office (O365) X X X
Microsoft SharePoint(O365) X X
Microsoft Teams(O365) X X X X X
Planner (O365) X
Microsoft Whiteboard(O365) X X
VPN (Pulse) X