Click for Highlands coronavirus updates

Click for Highlands coronavirus updates

Faculty Help

* Updates: April 3, 2020 *

Class plan due dates:

Faculty: the Class Action Plan – COVID – 19  form ( ) due dates are:

  • Faculty send completed form to chair by April 2nd
  • Chairs send form to dean by April 3rd
  • Deans forward form to VPAA office by April 6th

Please remember that if you are not changing your course in any way there is no need to complete the form.

As announced by Dr. Minner, New Mexico Highlands University will be transitioning to online and distance teaching: ‘Face-to-face courses will be transitioned to alternative delivery March 30. Further details will be sent to faculty and students this week.’

The Center for Teaching Excellence will be continuing to offer trainings and seminars for faculty and students as they transition to distance and alternative learning. Check NMHU global emails for upcoming events.

Please contact Veronica Black at to brainstorm other method of distance teaching for those classes that aren’t as easy to get online.

A list of internet resources for students, faculty and staff is online at

Faculty Help

Highlands has engaged Aspect Consulting to provide instructional design support during our transition to alternative delivery modes. To request assistance please email:

Brightspace and Zoom

Moving Online Now: How to keep teaching during the Coronavirus; The Chronicle of Higher Education

Continuing Education training on Telehealth through the APA.

All faculty member is automatically enrolled in Brightspace Faculty Orientation. This course is designed to give you access to Brightspace and Zoom tutorials. Additional Subscription Training Registration how to video can be found here.

Zoombombing Resources

What is Zoombombing? A new form of trolling in which a participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes. How to Prevent Zoombombing

For Mobile Devices

For mobile device check out the Zoom Mobile App.


Come Together to Learn Together initiative. This webinar series offers insights from the Brightspace Community on experiences with the diverse ways that you can teach and interact with your learners online.

D2L Resources for Faculty:

Video Notes: LINK

Quality Matters (QM) Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist  

The QM ERI Checklist is organized into three columns to first provide instructors with recommended actions: Link to Document

Students with Disability for Online Course

Here is link to Brightspace accessibility page. LINK
There is also a blog on Brightspace for faculty: LINK
Adding captions to Zoom: LINK

Donnelly Library

Library Services: LINK

  • Databasesto all digital resources
  • Kanopy: is also offering free access to the Great Courses series

ITS Support

ITS Work Orders: LINK

Office Phone Instruction

CISCO Quick Reference Guide: Document

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Not receiving email? It may be in your junk folder.

An increasing amount of email is being delivered to the junk folder, rather than to the inbox. Be sure to check your junk folder and clutter folder on a regular basis. You can mark senders and domains as “Safe.” If you continue to have issues after marking senders and domains as “Safe,” contact ITS for technical assistance.