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Instructional Continuity

Last deployed to support faculty during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, this Instructional Continuity page will be maintained by OIT's Instructional Design and Technology team for any future campus closures or significant operational adjustments (e.g., due to hurricanes).

Since the ways in which we effectively deliver instruction, promote student interactivity, and assess learning may differ in the online environment, our team of instructional designers (IDs) and instructional learning technologists (LTAs) offers several types of support for faculty and students to ensure a smooth transition from face-to-face classes to web-based instruction and learning.

Classroom Recording Equipment

The spreadsheet below outlines which UHCL classrooms have been equipped with microphones and cameras. OIT's Academic Computing team continues to equip additional classrooms as equipment becomes available to facilitate the use of web conferencing applications (Zoom) and lecture capture (Echo360). This spreadsheet will be updated by the OIT unit as more rooms are equipped.

Virtual Office Hours

Join the ID/LTA team for drop-in web conference sessions in Zoom, specifically to address faculty questions about using Canvas, Echo360, and other technologies to support online teaching and learning. Each session will be hosted by one or more members of the ID team. No reservations or appointments are required for these sessions. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 - 11 a.m.

Join Virtual Office Hours Zoom Meeting

One-on-One Appointments

Faculty are always welcome to request a personal web conference/virtual appointment with their designated instructional designer. Please contact the Support Center via email at or by telephone at 281.283.2828 to do so. A member of the Support Center staff will enter your request into our help ticketing system and your instructional designer will be in touch with you shortly to schedule your appointment.

Preparation Guidelines and Recommendations

Canvas-Specific Resources

NOTE: UHCL Faculty/Staff can access vendor-provided 24/7/365 Canvas technical support via the Help icon/menu within Canvas. 

Video Lecture/Web Conferencing/Collaborate Resources

Student Resources for Faculty


  • Instructional Design and Technology

    Phone: 281-283-2981 

    Bayou 3608
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100

    Virtual Drop-In Hours

    Zoom Meeting Link
    Monday: 10-11 a.m.
    Tuesday: 1-2 p.m.
    Wednesday: 6-7 p.m.
    Thursday: 10-11 a.m.