Student Academic Services

Videos and Digital Resources for Students, Advisors, and more!


    Part 1 for Advisors

    Part 1 for Students

    Part 2 (Advisors/Students)

    Part 3 (Advisors/Students)

    How to Add/Drop a Course in DegreeWorks


    General Overview for Undergraduates (includes Educational Studies Minors and some Educational Studies Majors)

    General Overview for Graduate Students (this does not include Educational Studies Minors)

    Deep Dive on Testing Requirement (includes Educational Studies Minors and some Educational Studies Majors)

    Deep Dive on Disposition Reflection (all applicants)

    Directions for Completing Application

    Posters and Graphics

    When Undergraduates Apply (PDF - 140 KB) (includes Educational Studies Minors and some Educational Studies Majors)

    When MAT Students Apply (PDF - 100 KB)

    Disposition Overview (PDF - 8 MB)

    Directions for Advisors

    Directions for Students

    Directions for Accessing OneDrive (PDF- 360 KB)

    OneDrive Overview for PCS

    Signing on and Accessing Synced Folders in OneDrive

    Teams is very similar to Zoom without the issues of needing an account. This is part of Office 365 and extremely easy to use. Downloading the application onto your device if possible allows for more functions.


    Logging in and establishing a meeting

    Joining a Meeting from Outlook

    Joining a Meeting from E-mail

    Tips for using for advising or virtual office hours (making calls)


    IMPORTANT Student Tip: When establishing your Teams application account do not include the "mailbox." in your e-mail. So something like:

    Video for all full-time faculty that joined Winthrop in fall 2021 or that started a tenure track position in fall 2021.

    Video for all probationary and non-tenure track faculty that have completed an annual report in F180 prior to fall 2021.

    Video for all tenured faculty that have completed an annual report in F180 prior to fall 2021.

    Explore the revised items on the annual report beginning for the 2020 annual report.

    Video demonstration for submitting annual report (with a brief discussion of acknowledgment of chair evaluation and dean evaluation).


    Note a new section of the Annual Report was added beginning in 2021. There is now the ability to submit an optional COVID Impact Statement. This is not reflected in the videos above, but the directions in F180 provide information on purpose and length.

    New Registration Procedures

    Virtual Advising Resources Home

    WOOL Continuity of Instruction Home

    Tips for Students (PDF - 132 KB)

        1. Rigor doesn't mean massive volumes of work. Many first time online teachers add too much content and too many activities. Focus on your learning outcomes. Avoid the temptation to over build.
        2. All teaching, regardless of how it is delivered is basically: present content, provide practice and feedback, assess learning. Sure, there is more, but focus on that.
        3. Use tools you know. If you have video skills, great. Use them. If you have other media production skills, use them. Great. But you could do an entire online class with a word processor and e-mail if you had to.
        4. Research in technology and learning shows that people can learn from anything. Video. Text. Audio. If you need to make a video, make it. Don't worry so much about production values. When the student is ready the teacher appears.
        5. Put your online teaching on your calendar. Schedule times to do the work. Just like a face-to-face class.
        6. Focus on your students. Encourage them. Tell them jokes. Accept assignments late. Be understanding while you hold them to high standards. These are scary times for all of us. But you’re the AIC (Adult In Charge). It will matter how you respond to them in a time of uncertainty. We have a responsibility to make sure our students are the focus.
        7. Don't be a push over, but be nice. Help your students have a good day. Never underestimate the power of a good day.
        8. Don't over think it. You’re a teacher. Just teach. You're going to be fine.

        eLearning and instructional design experts are offering free short term help to K-12 and higher ed faculty who are teaching online. This wouldn't replace our office of online learning, but if you have immediate short term needs this might help you.

        You can follow the Instructional Designers Emergency Network on Twitter (@id_erNet). They have built a website to connect instructional designers to people who need help quickly. You can sign up with a description of what you need.  

        I would also add that there are a number of Winthrop employees who are enrolled in our M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology. They work in the WOOL, the Provost's Office, Dacus Library, and in academic colleges as well. They have experience in skills sets such as multimedia production, including audio and video editing and production, and instructional design. These people could help as well. 

      TeacherTube - Educational and demonstration videos on a variety of P-12 topics.

      TIM Videos - The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning. Targeted TIM videos of classroom practice is also available.

      CPALMS - CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions.

      PBS Learning Media - Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards. Includes PD videos for teachers that may have topics you include in methods.

      ISTE brief on using videos of teaching.

      Check out an ever-changing resource list through the Rex Center.

      Comporium is offering 60 days of free internet service to K-12 and higher education students—those who do not have internet access for the remote and/or online instruction that will be required in the upcoming days. The offer is for the primary home of the student and (a) the home must be without internet service and hasn’t had internet service with Comporium in the past 90 days and (b) the home must be located where Comporium normally provides internet service.

      If a student needs more information to pursue this option, call 888/403-2667 or chat with a customer service representative at

      The Office of Accessibility (OA) wants to provide you with a quick Q&A in regards to classroom accommodations as we move to an online classroom environment:

        A: To adjust extended time on exams, and/ or quizzes, you may follow this link from the Office of Online Learning to Add Test Exceptions to a Test.

        A: Yes! Please keep in mind the student may need these accommodations as they may experience an exacerbation of their disability- especially in this time of adjustment, heightened anxiety, and uncertainty. Also, the student and instructor need to communicate regarding the goals and expectations of the class. The student understands that they still need to complete the work and that their grade can still be impacted using this accommodation. Instructors and students can use this guideline for flexibility accommodations (PDF - 248 KB) to assist in conversations regarding the expectations of the class. OA staff can assist in conversations, as well.

        A: Yes! OA staff will be working remotely, however with the assistance of technology, we will be able to initiate conversations via e-mail, and can then explore options such as Skype, telephone, or other online options to engage in discussion and conversation. OA staff can be reached at

        A: Yes! OA staff will be able to register students via phone, Skype, or Zoom. Students will still need to submit documentation as specified on the OA website and our staff will be in touch with them to arrange a virtual intake appointment.

        A: Make sure voice-over PowerPoint presentations, YouTube clips, videos, audio clips, etc., are closed captioned or have an accompanying transcript. Winthrop’s Dacus Library offers resources to help faculty locate appropriate videos that are already captioned. The Office of Online Learning is able to assist with providing instructions on properly captioning YouTube videos that are stored on your own YouTube channel. They can also assist with items that may need to be sent out for captioning or to generate a transcript. Please communicate with the Office of Online Learning as soon as possible for assistance with this process.

        A: Winthrop’s Office of Online Learning has provided a Continuity of Instruction page to assist faculty. The Office of Online Learning also can “turn on” Blackboard Ally for your course. Blackboard Ally scans your course and indicates which documents (including PowerPoints, PDFs, Word docs, etc., have issues with accessibility, provides instructions for how to improve the accessibility, and provides alternative formats for the documents.

      Outside resources such as these below may be able to provide you with ideas and things to consider as you design your course, and as other usability needs are identified. And remember, OA staff is available to assist you as needed:

      Have more questions? Please contact us!


      Chris Keck, MA, CRC
      Program Director

      Webinar List Here

      Resource list provided by the ITC

    COVID Classroom instructions:

    1. Prop open the classroom door, so students do not have to touch the door handle to enter.
    2. Put on rubber gloves when using shared equipment or wiping down surfaces.
    3. Use spray provided to spray down marked desktops and chairs.
      1. You can use a paper towel to wipe down surfaces after TWO minutes (surfaces are sanitized after two minutes).
      2. Dispose of used paper towels in trash can (now provided in the classroom).
    4. Instruct students to take their seats choosing first available from back to front.
    5. Connect laptop to system and position for livestream.
    6. Teach while pretending everything is normal.
    7. Direct students to exit the classroom in reverse order.
    8. Instruct students to contact you virtually with any questions – DO NOT APPROACH THE PROFESSOR OR CONGREGATE IN THE FRONT OF THE CLASSROOM!
    9. Disconnect laptop (if you used the classroom desktop computer- please disinfect before leaving the classroom by spraying cleaner on a paper towel and wiping down). 
    10. Spray desk/table/lightswitch surfaces “Clean up your Campsite.”
    11. Head back to your office.
    12. Instruct students not to congregate in hallways.

      In using our new Winthrop Zoom accounts, if you ever need to take attendance for your Zoom meeting you can follow the directions below. Thanks to Dr. Fuller for sharing!

      • Note: The person who creates the meeting has to pull up the info.
      • Go to Reports on the left side.
      • Click on Usage.
      • Find the meeting you’re looking for.
      • Scroll over to the participant number and click on it. You’ll see the list of participants.
      • Click on export and you’ll get an Excel file. You’ll see multiple names if people are booted out, but they can be easily deleted!