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COVID-19: Novel Coronavirus: Faculty resources

This is your guide to academic resources that are free due to the virus. It also contains links to sources of up-to-date Cuesta, regional, national and global information about the pandemic.

Recommended Webinars

black minds matter

This is a 49-minute recording of the featured session from last year's Online Teaching Conference. Online Course Development  Delivery: Science Labs features four science teachers who share their approach to online lab instruction.

Click the image above for a schedule of upcoming Cuesta distance education trainings as well as recordings of previous training sessions. 

Streaming video

If you don't find the streaming video you need through Cuesta's Films on Demand database, check out the alternative resources listed below. 

Through July 11, 2020, Cuesta has a trial subscription to Alexander Street videos. The Academic Video Online collection delivers more than 62,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. 

SLO public libraries, part of the Black Gold system, are available online and offer access to thousands of streaming videos through Kanopy. Don't have a public library account? Sign up for one here

Ebsco Faculty Select

Ebsco Faculty Select

Access to OER material as well as the option to discover more than 225,000 DRM-free EBSCO eBooks™ in one place, available for faculty to use through June 30, 2020. Copy/paste links to relevant materials into Canvas or send links to the material directly to students to access.

Elsevier/ Science Direct


There are over 20,000 articles about COVID-19 that are now available free from Science Direct, an Elsevier database. 

Other Free Educational Technology Resources

This article from Campus Technology magazine links to dozens of current free offers for tutoring services, chat and videoconferencing software, and more. Resources are listed alphabetically by company name, for example Barnes and Noble or Google. 

California Academic Senate COVID-19 Resources

The statewide Academic Senate has compiled resources in several categories, including pedagogy, self-care, and professional development. Click the logo above to visit their COVID-19 website.