Distance Learning Instructional Support

Distance Learning Assistance – The following people have agreed to provide one on one assistance.  Please contact them via email.

For cable, zoom, or distance learning support, please call 808-984-3615 or email Deanna at dkamakee@hawaii.edu

Emails to Students from Instructors (Samples)

EQUIPMENT REQUEST: PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM. We still have tablets, laptops, headsets and webcams available!

Moving Your Courses Online Workshops 

  • Reference this document for an outline for each workshop, the various tools that we covered and supporting resources (links to relevant instructions, videos, etc.)
  • You can easily navigate within this document. Use the links in the Table of Contents or Outline.
  • Includes links to video recordings of the workshops.

Instructional Continuity for Extended Absences from UHMC

Distance and Online Learning Best Practices from UHMC

UHMC Laulima Template

  • If you are interested in using a course shell, contact Laureen Kodani at  x747 or via email at ampong@hawaii.edu for access to the UHMC Laulima Template site and for guidance to copy the template to your course site.

Teaching During an Emergency Checklist for Faculty from UH Mānoa

Preparing for Instructional Continuity from Inside Higher Ed

Pedagogy in the Time of an Epidemic – Reddit

Using Laulima Forums for Discussions by Eric Engh https://laulima.hawaii.edu/x/wsgkuA


  • Create a list of weekly course activities (or a weekly Laulima Lessons module) with clear instructions.  Here’s an example from my online course. 
  • Create Forums discussion topics in place of classroom discussion. Here’s a how-to video.
  • Schedule Zoom meetings during regular class times.  To get started, watch “How To Teach an Online Lesson with Zoom.”
  • Practice Zoom before your first meeting with the class, especially sharing your screen or specific windows on your screen with the class.  Here’s a quick how to from Zoom.
  • Record a mini-lecture using Loom and share it with students. Here’s their getting started guide. 
  • Record an audio lecture using Audacity recording software.  Here’s a five-minute video on creating your first recording.
  • Develop your strategy for providing electronic feedback on student writing.  If you use Microsoft Word Review or Commenting to insert feedback, I recommend saving as pdf to share with students so that they see what you intend when the document is opened. Otherwise, the word file may vary based on the recipient’s settings in Word.
  • Add the Drop Box tool to share graded assignments via the following navigation: Site info > Manage Tools > Select “Drop Box” > Select “Continue” > Select “Finish.” 

Zoom Cafe Virtual Meetups

  • Join us to learn, teach or hangout. The informal and collaborative approach allows us to provide personalized support for faculty at the level they need (technology, andragogy/pedagogy, course design, and more). Whether it is Zoom, Laulima, how to work remotely from home or for a good laugh, we would love to hear from you. Your success and the success of our students are a priority. If you need to schedule an appointment with me, contact me at x747 or via email at ampong@hawaii.edu.
  • Each Zoom Cafe meeting will have a unique link and password to join and will be sent via Maui Announcements prior to the scheduled Zoom Cafe date
    • Friday, 04/17/20, 9a-11a
    • Friday, 04/24/20, 1p-4p
    • Friday, 05/01/20 9a-11a


  • If you do not already have a Zoom license assigned to you, please contact Laureen Kodani (984-3747 or ampong@hawaii.edu).  Click here for more information and support for ZOOM.
  • Zoom Quickstart Guide for Students: Share this with your students who will be joining your synchronous sessions and online office hour via Zoom video conferencing.
    • Kaʻaʻike 103 – Bus/HOST
    • Kaʻaʻike 108 – Humanities
    • Kaʻaʻike 210 – CTE
    • Noiʻi 206 – STEM
    • Hale 217 – Social Science
    • Nursing Conference Room – Nursing


  • Sheltered high school classes (e.g., Early College, continuing education) will move to online delivery and should resume on Monday, March 30 unless arrangements are made.  Please make sure you are in contact with Randy Yamanuha and your high school representatives.





UH Maui College Help Desk:

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Call us: 808-984-3283
Email Us: uhmchelp@hawaii.edu

UH System Help Desk Contact Information

UH System Help Desk Phone and Email Support:
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Phone: (808) 956-8883
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Fax: (808) 956-2108
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