Instructional Continuity

 NOTE: The Instructional Continuity site was created in response to the UT Austin campus closure in March 2020. In addition to this content, we encourage you to visit the CTL Commons which has new content for summer and fall course planning.


In response to the changing COVID-19 situation, the University is preparing technology resources so faculty members have the ability to transition their courses online. This website is a guide for instructors to use in planning this move. Recommended tools are supported campus-wide by the Center for Teaching and Learning and Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services. Your college or department staff may support other tools available for you to use. Please move through this guide step-by-step. Pay special attention to the sections that address updating your syllabus and submitting an Instructional Continuity Plan.


This guide will be regularly and continually updated.  Please check back daily for content and resource updates.  

April 2, 2020 - New changes to enhance security have been applied to the UT Zoom configuration. Faculty, staff, and students now must use their UT Zoom account to automatically enter Zoom meetings. Consult Learn Zoom Basics to verify you are using your UT account, invite non UT-guests, and re-enable private chat. Recommendations for one-on-one office hours compared to open office hours are updated on Hold Office Hours with Zoom.

March 31, 2020 - Added language to Toolbox page about ISO approvals.

March 30, 2020 - Added Zoombombing link to sidebar. Removed "Instructional FAQ" tab from the IC pages  This Provost's Office page is the new home for this content.

March 27, 2020 - Added the Texas One Stop Keep Learning link to the right sidebar.

March 26, 2020 - Added new FAQs about FERPA, proctoring exams, final exams and more

March 17, 2020 - New layout to website

March 17, 2020 - Updated pdf of course plan for instructional continuity form

March 13, 2020 - Zoom is now a centrally supported video conferencing solution available to university faculty, staff, and students

Please consult the College/School Support page if you need additional assistance working through remote teaching plans.

Please email if you have suggestions, updates, and corrections for this website.