Distance Learning Resources

State and Federal Regulations

UH Policies and Procedures

International Online Education

While the University of Hawaiʻi is authorized by law to provide education in the State of Hawaiʻi, the University of Hawaiʻi has not sought authorization to provide education in other countries. Thus, there may be unintended tax and regulatory consequences to students in other countries as well as the University of Hawaiʻi. Until the University of Hawaiʻi is authorized to provide education in that specific country, such international online education is not encouraged. Before pursuing offering an online program or online courses to students in foreign countries, please seek assistance from Legal Counsel.

Blocked Countries

To comply with U.S. export control regulations, UH does not currently offer online programs and courses to individuals located in the following areas*:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

*This list is subject to change as sanctions change and is added over time. Therefore, this list may not be fully exhaustive and an up-to-date list may be found at the Office of Export Control's website.

Distance Learning Codes

Banner and STAR codes used for distance learning.

News and Announcements

Library Services

UH campus libraries provide various services to faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi involved in distance learning. These services include access to online resources, course reserves, and instruction. The level of support provided at each campus library varies, so plan your library needs carefully and well in advance. Reach out to the Outreach Librarian at your respective campus to discuss your library needs and special services.

Proctoring Services

Need Proctoring Services? Find out more about guidelines and procedures of the UH Proctoring Services.

Video Services

For departments not able to provide their own video recording resources, ITS offers full video production services for broadcast, live streaming, archival and web.

Student Orientation to Online Learning

Orientation to Online Learning is a free resource for students and faculty. Faculty can use this resource to prepare their students before taking an online course. This orientation provides students with a preview of an online class so that they can become familiar with distance learning through the University of Hawaiʻi. The readings, videos, and activities are all designed to explain the basics of online learning. Students will also learn about expectations, self-management strategies, features of Laulima, and connecting with campus and system resources.

Students may sign-up for the orientation by completing the UH Online Orientation Registration Form. For questions about the orientation, contact us.