Distance Learning

School instruction and curricular plans are currently experiencing a disruption unprecedented in our lifetime, but in the Archdiocese of Hartford we are blessed with exceptional Catholic school educators who are rising to this challenge in an outstanding way. The OEEC is proud to support our fine administrators and faculty members with the following resources to facilitate distance learning, help you connect to your school communities, and enrich this new academic approach for all participants. Although the joy of being physically with your students is not possible right now, these resources will enhance your school’s ability to offer the very best virtual learning experience.

Distance Learning Links


Google Hangouts - Google has made changes in response to the concern about being able to close out a session. Giving your session a Nickname, then when the last person leaves, the session cannot be rejoined. See: Hangouts Meet improvements for remote learning

Zoom - it does not automatically record every meeting unless you set that up in the settings. Check your "advanced settings" and to find an option to set recording as a default (or not). Zoom Automatic Recording

How to Teach an Online Class with Zoom

Google Hangout Meets
How to Join Google Meet Video Conference Call
Creating a Google Meet 
Video Series: How to use Google Hangout Meets

Google Tips and Tricks 
The ABC Shortcuts of Google Apps By Christine Pinto

Google Classroom
Connecting Your Students to Google Classroom
Creating a Google Classroom
Posting a Video to Google Classroom
Posting an Assignment to Google Classroom
Posting from Google Drive to Google Classroom
Posting to your Class Stream


Google Docs

Add and Edit Images to Google Doc

Converting your doc to another format

Creating a Google Doc

Using Version History in Google Docs

Virtual Field Trips - Google Docs


Google Drive

Color Coding Folders in Google Drive

Creating a Folder in Drive (1)

Creating a Folder in Drive

Sharing in Google Drive


Google Form

Turn your Google Form Into a Quiz

Formatting a Google Form

Creating a Google Form

Changing the Confirmation Message

Adding Sections To your Google Form


Google Sheets

Creating a New Google Sheets.

Inserting Checkboxes in Google Sheets


Google Slides

Creating a New Google Slides

Insert a Video in Google Slides

Picking a Theme and Layout in Google Slides


Seesaw Tips and Tricks

Seesaw Icon Shortcuts for Activities - Google Docs

Seesaw Resources


Websites for Distance Learning

Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology - Resources


16 free resources for schools 

Resources for Distance learning - CA

Complimentary Online Resources from Sadlier

Sadlier's complimentary Academic & Religion online resources for Parents, Students and Teachers.



Websites to Support Parents and Students with Remote Learning

Remote Learning Resources to Support Parents and Students


Distance Learning Weninars from NCEA  - Great workshops on different topics! 

NCEA webinars cover trending and need-to-know topics relevant to your career in Catholic education. All participants will receive the recorded webinar and presentation files for reference and inclusion among other professional learning resources

Distance Learning Webinars from NCEA


ISTE Resources

30+ tools for diverse learners | ISTE 
10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak  | ISTE
7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students | ISTE




Faith Formation

Coronavirus Resources

Catholic Apostolate Center – Resource Guide for Families

Catholic Relief Services has outstanding resources for schools to support faith learning during this time of social distancing.
Catholic Relief Services