Free Online Education Services in Response to COVID19

Online Learning Consortium 

The OLC has responded to the many needs of institutions for professional development and instructional design support in order to quickly move face-to-face classes online.  Learn more about the free resources and shared expertise the OLC has to offer your institution and faculty.

The Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist is a tiered list of considerations, tips, and actionable strategies to enact during an institutional move to temporary remote instruction of classroom-based courses.

USDLA is providing free webinars and updates to help institution and organizations respond to the COVID19 pandemic migrate to effective and efficient distance learning.

As higher education leaders rapidly plan for migrating education online, they can benefit from using UPCEA's free Hallmarks for Excellence in Online Leadership.   The seven (7) principles provide practical, expert advice to educational leaders facing the challenges of scaling and sustaining quality online education within their institution. UPCEA has also put together a free resource page to support higher ed's response to COVID19

WCET provides free resources for institutions to address issues that arise due to the outbreak. The resources include: Promising Practices Showcase, Instruction and Teaching with Technology Resources, Assessment and Evaluation, Student Services Resources, Technology and Infrastructure, Policy and Regulations, Institutional Preparedness and updates on COVID19.


EDUCAUSE is providing a free resource page to help higher education institutions plan for campus disruptions by COVID-19. 

The American Association for Community Colleges (AACC) is providing a free resource page to help higher education institutions plan for campus disruptions by COVID-19. 

The Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU) is providing a free, comprehensive resource list of universities' communications on COVID19, APLU member COVID19 research initiatives, COVID19 impact on teaching & learning, U.S. government executive and legislative actions, and Canada, Mexico, & NGO guidance on COVID19.

The William+Flora Hewlett Foundation continues to be a leader in supporting OER and  is providing a free curated list of distance learning resources from many of its grantees for educators and students.


Keep up to date with a collection of social media feeds from a variety of organizations and government agencies providing online education support services in response to COVID19.