A variety of situations might require instructors to temporarily teach their class remotely (online) with minimal notice: a severe weather event, increased absenteeism during a virus outbreak, a family emergency requiring your presence elsewhere, etc. This guide provides you with actions to take when making that shift quickly, and resources to support the transition.
- Remain in contact with students regularly. Whether via email or the announcements forum in Moodle, students must be kept in the loop with updates, instructions, and expectations regarding the course.
- Revise the course syllabus as needed to accommodate changes, and communicate these changes with students.
- Any synchronous sessions (such as Zoom) must be held during regularly scheduled class times.
- Students may not be asked to pay for additional fees related to course delivery. This includes proctoring service fees.
- Courses must comply with FERPA. Grades may not be shared via email and only university-approved educational technologies should be utilized.
- Use the lowest bandwidth option that meets your instructional needs. Do not use Zoom for classes of greater than 150 students. Only use Zoom for interactive discussions. Use video, audio, or text options for lecture delivery.
- If you have students needing disability accommodations, please work with DRES to ensure the accessibility of your online course.
- Remember that students may be going through additional stress. Make sure they are aware of the Student Assistance Center and refer any students that are exhibiting concerning behaviors.
- For information about Graduate Students, see our FAQ.
- If you aren't sure which technology to use for your class, see our Strategies for Online Teaching.
- If you aren't sure if you are ready to do online learning, see our Online Learning Checklists.
- If you want a live demonstration of learning technology tools, attend our Training Seminars or Office Hours.
- If you want to stay informed, visit these helpful links.
Latest Email Updates
- March 23, 2020 - FACULTY: Important Information, Resources, and Support from Graduate Student Services Office
- March 23, 2020 - Faculty & Students Reminder: College of Education in-person classes will resume in alternative format on Wednesday, March 25 from James D. Anderson, Dean
- March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Continuity: Faculty flexibility and affordances for students from Associate Deans Christopher Span and Lisa Monda-Amaya
- March 18, 2020 - ACTION REQUIRED: Course confirmation for ICES evaluations from Associate Deans Christopher Span and Lisa Monda-Amaya
- March 16, 2020 - Effective Immediately | Continuity Plan for Remote Teaching, Working, and Learning from James D. Anderson, Dean
- March 13, 2020 - Preparing for Remote Work: Training and Practice Drill on March 17 from Amanda Brown, Executive Asst. Dean for Administration
- March 13, 2020 - Additional Message to College of Education Faculty Re: COVID-19 Communications from Christopher Span, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs