Learning, Teaching, and Working Remotely

Student using her computer

Even if on-campus activities are suspended due to COVID-19 precautions, learning never ends at Miami University. Use this page to access remote resources and stay connected to our community.

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Helpful Links

Tips for Remote Learning

Some of you may be new to remote learning, and below are tips to help you navigate this new territory.  

  • First, make sure to check your Canvas sites regularly. Review all parts of the site to ensure you are fully aware of course expectations.
  • Maintain a regular schedule. Set aside time to engage with course material daily and keep a normal sleep schedule. Significant changes to sleep schedules negatively impact acquisition of new knowledge and ability to recall learned information.
  • Maintain communication with faculty and peers in class. There are multiple ways to connect with instructors and classmates. If you are confused or concerned, ask questions and get clarification.
  • Read the Guide to Remote Learning.

Rinella Learning Specialists are available to meet with you to help you prepare for upcoming exams and to develop strategies for learning through the new remote format. Set up an appointment with a learning specialist by calling 513-529-8741.

Rinella now has remote tutoring appointments available. 

Internships, Clinicals, Student Teaching, and other Off-Campus Experiential Learning Opportunities

We expect that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and are planning accordingly. Toward that end, we have developed guidelines to assist you and your instructor or faculty mentor in making the best decisions relating to off-campus learning opportunities (e.g., internships, co-ops, fieldwork, clinicals, student teaching, service learning, etc.) during the semesters to come. It is critical that you review the Guidelines for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities carefully, and follow the guideline recommendations so that you can make informed decisions relating to off-campus experiential learning opportunities.

Technology Access

The University Libraries are delivering services remotely, with all physical locations closed effective 9 p.m. Monday, March 16. More information is available on the Libraries website.

The Student Success Center also has laptops available through their F5 Laptop Program (for undergrads).  

Academic Support

We are working on remote delivery of academic support services through Rinella Learning Center. Howe Writing Center appointments are now online. Faculty will continue holding office hours, though those may happen via WebEx, phone call, email or chat.  

Additional Support Services

  • The H.O.P.E. line is available 24/7 for students to call for immediate support, crisis intervention, and stabilization from a licensed mental health counselor. 855-249-5649.
  • For a more self-directed approach, Sanvello is offering free, premium access to everyone. Sanvello is an app that provides clinically validated techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • EdLogics is a gamified health education platform free to all Miami students. Learn about health topics while earning points for actual prizes. 

Helpful Links

Internships, Clinicals, Student Teaching, and other Off-Campus Experiential Learning Activities

We expect that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and are planning accordingly. Toward that end, we have developed the Guidelines for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities to assist you and your students in making the best decisions relating to off-campus learning opportunities (e.g., internships, fieldwork, clinicals, student teaching, service learning, co-ops, etc.) during the semesters to come. It is critical that you review the guidelines carefully and use them in your work with students so that students can make informed decisions relating to off-campus experiential learning opportunities

Helpful Links


Submitting Learning Opportunities while working remotely

For Classified Staff who are participating in Job Enrichment, we now have two ways for you to submit your completed learning opportunities.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires public employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. More information as to how this Act applies specifically to Miami will be made available soon.

Because the majority of our employees are working remotely, the required legal poster from the US Department of Labor is being made available.

Current Students

Helpful Links

Tips for Remote Learning

Some of you may be new to remote learning, and below are tips to help you navigate this new territory.  

  • First, make sure to check your Canvas sites regularly. Review all parts of the site to ensure you are fully aware of course expectations.
  • Maintain a regular schedule. Set aside time to engage with course material daily and keep a normal sleep schedule. Significant changes to sleep schedules negatively impact acquisition of new knowledge and ability to recall learned information.
  • Maintain communication with faculty and peers in class. There are multiple ways to connect with instructors and classmates. If you are confused or concerned, ask questions and get clarification.
  • Read the Guide to Remote Learning.

Rinella Learning Specialists are available to meet with you to help you prepare for upcoming exams and to develop strategies for learning through the new remote format. Set up an appointment with a learning specialist by calling 513-529-8741.

Rinella now has remote tutoring appointments available. 

Internships, Clinicals, Student Teaching, and other Off-Campus Experiential Learning Opportunities

We expect that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and are planning accordingly. Toward that end, we have developed guidelines to assist you and your instructor or faculty mentor in making the best decisions relating to off-campus learning opportunities (e.g., internships, co-ops, fieldwork, clinicals, student teaching, service learning, etc.) during the semesters to come. It is critical that you review the Guidelines for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities carefully, and follow the guideline recommendations so that you can make informed decisions relating to off-campus experiential learning opportunities.

Technology Access

The University Libraries are delivering services remotely, with all physical locations closed effective 9 p.m. Monday, March 16. More information is available on the Libraries website.

The Student Success Center also has laptops available through their F5 Laptop Program (for undergrads).  

Academic Support

We are working on remote delivery of academic support services through Rinella Learning Center. Howe Writing Center appointments are now online. Faculty will continue holding office hours, though those may happen via WebEx, phone call, email or chat.  

Additional Support Services

  • The H.O.P.E. line is available 24/7 for students to call for immediate support, crisis intervention, and stabilization from a licensed mental health counselor. 855-249-5649.
  • For a more self-directed approach, Sanvello is offering free, premium access to everyone. Sanvello is an app that provides clinically validated techniques for dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • EdLogics is a gamified health education platform free to all Miami students. Learn about health topics while earning points for actual prizes. 

Faculty

Helpful Links

Internships, Clinicals, Student Teaching, and other Off-Campus Experiential Learning Activities

We expect that COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future and are planning accordingly. Toward that end, we have developed the Guidelines for Off-Campus Learning Opportunities to assist you and your students in making the best decisions relating to off-campus learning opportunities (e.g., internships, fieldwork, clinicals, student teaching, service learning, co-ops, etc.) during the semesters to come. It is critical that you review the guidelines carefully and use them in your work with students so that students can make informed decisions relating to off-campus experiential learning opportunities

Staff

Helpful Links


Submitting Learning Opportunities while working remotely

For Classified Staff who are participating in Job Enrichment, we now have two ways for you to submit your completed learning opportunities.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires public employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. More information as to how this Act applies specifically to Miami will be made available soon.

Because the majority of our employees are working remotely, the required legal poster from the US Department of Labor is being made available.