COVID-19 Response

Attention: UH West O’ahu instructors who have not taught online since Spring 2014.

Special arrangements are being made to stream or record your classes for playback, while adhering to your regular class schedule. Use the button below to schedule media assistance for course recording. Please sign into your UH account before accessing the form.

Resources and tips for transitioning your course to online instruction

Reach out to your students immediately and set up reasonable expectations for emailing and correspondence, turning in assignments, and which system you plan on using. Reinforce to students the importance of checking their email. You can use Laulima’s Announcements tool and set Email Notification to “High” when sending out updates. This allows your announcements to be sent to everyone in the course through email notifications.

Be sure to focus on your course learning outcomes, even if you need to adjust the delivery method. Stay focused on keeping your students moving towards these outcomes. Prioritize learning activities that will have the most impact on learning outcomes. For guidance on different teaching formats and resources, start with Preparing to Teach Online.

Preparing to Teach Online

There are a number of tools available for communications between you and your students. Utilize the tools below to maintain a regular form of dialogue and communication with your students.

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After recording through Zoom or Google Meet, upload videos to cloud storage. See page 6 of the linked tutorial to add captions in your video in Google Drive (optional during emergency remote instruction).

There are many Laulima tools that can be used to gather submissions from students. Laulima DropBox allows students to have a personal folder into which they can upload files for an instructor to access.  The Laulima Assignments tool helps manage students’ submissions and grading. The Laulima Tests & Quizzes tool allows you to create and grade assessments. Google Forms can also be used for students to submit documents. Click on the links below to learn more about these tools:

* Mahalo to UH Online and UH Mānoa College of Education’s Technology and Distance Programs for sharing their resources.

Need assistance?

Email the UH West Oʻahu Office of Distance Learning at  or click the request form button below