Online Learning Resources and Support

Spring 2021



From building wearable technology to creating music and theatrical presentations, faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago have been working to provide students with opportunities for great online learning experiences.

As the academic year continues into the Spring semester you can continue to read about students and faculty engaging in cutting-edge learning and teaching experiences.

You can also access online resources for learning and student services and see what life is like on UIC’s vibrant campus.

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Online Learning: Faculty and Student Perspectives

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For the School of Theatre & Music, the show must go on, even during a pandemic

Jessica Fisch, an adjunct lecturer at UIC, worked with students and technical staff for weeks to create a filmed theatrical experience called Reverb

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Online learning experts offer tips for effective online teaching

At UIC, the Doctor of Public Health in Leadership Program, or DrPH, which has served students online for a decade, has been serving an example of how to educate remotely

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Wearable technology course expands to meet demand

As the COVID -19 pandemic continues, the need to be constantly aware of one’s own medical and fitness data has meant a rise in the demand for fitness trackers and wearable technology

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Serving students while teaching about global pandemic through e-learning

Sandra Gibbons, a lecturer in biological sciences, took advantage of the additional time before spring break to prepare to teach remotely.

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Public health instructor shifts focus to make online course relevant to pandemic

While Betsy Cliff’s 400-level Health Economics class already was taught online before COVID-19 forced all education to go virtual, she quickly realized that history was in the making and decided to take advantage of this time as an instructor

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Online learning boosts class participation

Urban Planning and Policy Assistant Professor Ning Ai found the online platform to be a success for her students

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My online learning experience at UIC: Tyra Patterson

UIC student Tyra describes her experience learning online

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First-year writing course increases belonging and retention

New research suggests a reading-and-writing exercise about social belonging is an effective strategy to help student performance at urban, broad-access universities 

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UIC lecturer creates structure through online learning

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Lecturer Karen Leick made the most of the transition to online learning

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UIC Digital Humanities Initiative supports shift to e-learning

Since classes were moved online, the initiative assisted faculty and instructors with the transition to the virtual classroom

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Nutritionist designs online curriculum to empower students in their home kitchens

By having students work in their own homes and kitchens, manager of the UIC Nutrition Garden Renea Lyles felt the new online learning reality was most applicable to students

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My online learning experience at UIC: Danielle Hull

UIC student Danielle shares her tips for online learning

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Theatre class collaborates virtually to create ensemble project

Students collaborated online to perfect their final spring performance

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Professor pivots to creative, online learning approach

Professor Baker-Doyle quickly transitioned to online learning

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Missing the UIC campus? Visit virtually through Minecraft

Kyle Chandetka, a third-year bioengineering student, has built part of the east side of campus for students who love UIC and Minecraft. 

Student Online Learning Resources

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Technology Solutions (formerly ACCC)

Get the resources and support you need to succeed in an online learning environment

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University Library

Search for resources online, download e-books, and make an appointment with a librarian

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Student troubleshooting tips

Where to look if you’re having trouble with online resources

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Online assessment resources for students with disabilities

Locate accessible UIC resources

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Collaboration tools

From Blackboard to Zoom, find your favorite way to securely connect with the UIC community

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Handshake career resource

Handshake is UIC’s new all-in-one online career resource

Other Student Resources

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Center for Student Involvement

Find in-person and virtual engagement opportunities

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Campus Housing

Everything you need to know about housing at UIC

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Student Centers

Take advantage of on-campus activities, meeting areas, and dining options

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Commuter Student Resource Center

Your home away from home at UIC

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Counseling Center

Operating remotely, call to make an appointment

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Campus Safety

Learn about safety protocols and prevention and awareness programs