Online Learning Resources and Support

Planning for Fall 2020 and Beyond

As everyone is navigating the new and current reality, we’re here to help you find your path forward for fall 2020 and beyond.

Please scroll down to learn about UIC’s fall 2020 planning for on-campus learning and activities.

You can read about students and faculty who have had great online learning experiences. You can also access online resources for learning and student services and see what life is like on UIC’s vibrant campus.

A scene of the Grove near Morgan and Taylor Streets with a person with a face mask resting on a bench.

Online Learning: Faculty and Student Perspectives

The ‘3 Rs’ of online learning: reading, reaching out, and respect

Associate Professor of Communication Zachary McDowell emphasizes reading, reaching out, and respect as helpful tools in online learning.

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. 

Computer science instructor credits course success to online learning

Associate Professor Chris Kanich used many tools and resources to teach his Computer Science class online

Singing from Balconies: COVID-19 quarantine testimonials

UIC students, faculty, staff, and alumni share their experiences during the pandemic

UIC Business kicks off guest speaker series online

The Professional Development Program Guest Speaker Series will continue online this fall with guests from around the world

Online learning boosts class participation

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

My online learning experience at UIC: Tyra Patterson

UIC student Tyra describes her experience learning online

Serving students while teaching about a global pandemic

Moving classes online has forced faculty to rethink how to best educate students

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

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

Public health instructor makes online course more relevant

Assistant Professor Betsy Cliff made her course more topical while teaching online

My online learning experience at UIC: Danielle Hull

UIC student Danielle shares her tips for online learning

Theatre class collaborates virtually to create ensemble project

Students collaborated online to perfect their final spring performance

Professor pivots to creative, online learning approach

Professor Baker-Doyle quickly transitioned to online learning

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

Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC)

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

University Library

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

Student troubleshooting tips

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

Online assessment resources for students with disabilities

Locate accessible UIC resources

Collaboration tools

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

Handshake career resource

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

Other Student Resources

Center for Student Involvement

Find in-person and virtual engagement opportunities

Campus Housing

Everything you need to know about housing at UIC

Student Centers

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

Commuter Student Resource Center

Your home away from home at UIC

Counseling Center

Operating remotely, call to make an appointment

Campus Safety

Learn about safety protocols and prevention and awareness programs