Hege Library & Learning Technologies

For Faculty: Instructional Continuity

This guide gives instructors a rundown of strategies that can help ensure instructional continuity during situations that might interrupt instruction such as severe weather events, campus closures, and the like.

Welcome

Unexpected events can make plans uncertain, for you and for your students: check out some digital solutions in this guide that can make things easier, or even act as a back-up if plans go awry (winter weather, campus closure, etc.).

Even when emergencies aren't on the horizon, consider ways that virtual office hours and the like can help you connect with your students in new and exciting ways.

This guide covers the following:

  • a checklist that can help you prepare for an extended emergency closure of the college

  • information on communicating with your students and holding class sessions virtually

  • tools for virtual interaction and collaboration, to use when a face-to-face meeting is not possible

  • adjustments you can make in Canvas to accommodate for unexpected changes to your class plan

  • tools for designing creative digital assignments

  • guides for creating content to use online

  • options for students without Internet access

  • recommendations for modifying labs and performance-based courses, as well as collections of resources by discipline

  • a rundown of accessibility in online teaching

  • information on academic technologies available through Guilford, and how to access them during this time of remote teaching

  • a page on the pedagogy of online teaching

  • library resources

  • information from the Intercultural Engagement Center on supporting your marginalized and vulnerable students

  • other online resources

  • upcoming drop-ins and workshops, which you can attend for support

This guide will continue to be expanded as resources are created and shared: continue to check back for more information!

Need Help?

Need help? Just ask! Hege Library and Learning Technologies is here to help. Please get in touch with Denise Cowardin (cowardinsd@guilford.edu) or Tierney Steelberg (steelbergtc@guilford.edu) if you would like assistance learning how to use any of these tools before you implement them in your classes, or if you would like to consult on other possible strategies.

For more information on the services we can provide in Spring 2020, please see Digital Pedagogy and Research Services Moving Forward.