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.


Online Learning: Faculty and Student Perspectives

Virtual ‘Mindful Mondays’ offer support to UIC student-athletes

Student-athletes take part in a program called “Mindful Mondays” that provides them an hour every week to gather virtually to discuss issues that may be on their minds

Online learning
helped English language instructor explore new ways of teaching

UIC Tutorium in Intensive English in the Office of Global Engagement, helps students learn English to achieve their academic, professional and personal goals

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

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.

Students in virtual course delve into archives to analyze role of women in politics in 20th century Chicago

The UIC course, Women and Politics in 20th Century Chicago, is being presented during the spring semester by David Greenstein.

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

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 

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

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

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

Technology Solutions (formerly 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