What is Academic Continuity?

Academic Continuity refers to the continuation of academic services at Utah Valley University. Faculty, students, and staff can find information regarding online technologies during the University’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 here.

Online Delivery of Courses

Canvas supports synchronous and asynchronous learning activities. Microsoft Teams can be used for synchronous video conference lectures and discussions. Canvas features also support asynchronous learning activities, grading, and communication. Online proctoring of quizzes and exams is provided via Proctorio. Login to my.UVU to access Canvas. Contact the Office of Teaching and Learning for training.

Microsoft Teams is UVU's standard for video conferencing.

A virtual desktop solution via Citrix allows access to Canvas, Teams, and other applications while reducing the need for a high-speed internet connection. 

Important Information for Faculty

Letter from Provost Vaught

Facial Coverings Guide

De-escalation Techniques

Stay Informed

Find out about UVU COVID-19 updates at COVID-19 Information.

Opt in to emergency alerts via the Campus Safety Webpage

Check Frequently Asked Questions for information relevant to employees and teaching.

Still have questions? Email academiccontinuity@uvu.edu


Teaching & Learning

Online learning modalities differ in several ways from a face-to-face course. Here are some resources to help faculty and students engage successfully in online learning at UVU:


All faculty and students have access to Instructure's 24/7 Tier One support for Canvas. You can call 385-204-4930, access Live Help on the Navigation menu in Canvas, or email support@instructure.com.

Find links for Canvas mobile apps and other information on UVU's Canvas website.

The Service Desk can assist with other applications supported by UVU.

More Information

Specialized Software or Labs

Faculty whose courses use software other than the Microsoft Suite or Adobe, you must work with IT to make sure it is available via the Citrix virtual desktop. Please enter a Service Desk request to begin this process. Faculty should discuss plans for lab courses that cannot be delivered online with their department chair.

Laptop Checkout

A limited number of laptops are available for checkout by current students. To check out a laptop, you must provide your UVU ID and be an undergraduate or graduate student currently taking classes. Only the student signing a check out agreement is allowed to pick up one laptop or tablet. Devices are subject to availability. Use this Laptop Form to request a laptop or tablet.

Limited Internet Access?

Some faculty and students may not have internet access, or may have bandwidth issues that prevent them from fully engaging in the teaching and learning experience, even with the various options provided. Faculty who wish to use other methods to provide content and engage with their students should work with their department chair to determine the best course of action. Approval from the chair and dean must be received prior to implementing alternative options.



Faculty should contact their department chair if they have questions about UVU's Academic Continuity plan. Students who experience issues related to academic continuity should e-mail academiccontinuity@uvu.edu.