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.

Upcoming Ed Tech Open Labs & Workshops

Check the calendar below for upcoming drop-in and workshop opportunities related to instructional continuity. Feel free to click any of these events and add them to your own calendar! You can do so by clicking on an event title and then clicking "copy to my calendar."

Ed Tech Open Labs

Meet with Hege Library & Learning Technologies staff, and other expert colleagues, during virtual appointment to ask all your specific questions  about moving course materials and activities online, and using tech tools like Canvas, Google Hangouts, and more. 

You can sign up for an appointment with one of us at http://bit.ly/3d497KC.

Several of us are holding appointment slots throughout the week - our names are listed in the appointment slot titles. Click the appointment slot you want, then click save - an email will be sent to both parties, and the appointment will be added to both of your calendars. 

Workshops

Consult the calendar below for upcoming workshop opportunities related to instructional continuity, online teaching, Zoom, and more: Faculty Development, Hege Library & Learning Technologies, and other expert colleagues across campus are holding regular workshops to support instructors during this time of upheaval.

Scroll down past the calendar of events for more information on past workshops, including links to slides and recordings, when available.

Calendar of Events

Past Workshops

Maintaining Instructional Continuity During Disruptions

This workshop focuses on strategies and tools for maintaining instructional continuity during disruptions, and touches upon topics like communicating with students, conducting class activities (discussions, lectures...), accessibility online, reconsidering assessment (assignments, quizzes, and the like), and resources for modifying labs and performance-based courses, using tools available institutionally or online for free. 

Our workshop slides are available at http://bit.ly/3aTU7xo. You can view a recording of the original face-to-face "Maintaining Instructional Continuity" workshop from March 13, 2020 (Guilford Google log-in required) - many thanks to Joe Jowers for his expert videography and editing. This workshop was facilitated by Maria Rosales, Denise Cowardin, and Tierney Steelberg.

Maintaining Instructional Continuity, Part II: Creative Digital Assignments & Library Resources

This workshop showcases various options and tools for creative digital assignments - giving you time to discuss your experiences and tips with colleagues! - and finishes with an overview of library resources available to support you.

Our workshop slides are available at https://bit.ly/3bZ3xbs. This workshop was facilitated by Denise Cowardin and Tierney Steelberg.

Strategies for Teaching 3-Week Courses Online

This workshop helps you consider how to teach a 3-week course online, from beginning (building trust and community, communicating with students) to end (grading assignments and providing feedback), and topics in between, like student engagement in online courses, accessibility & UDL, and experiential & community-engaged learning.

Our workshop slides are available at https://bit.ly/2V6eKRN. You can view a recording of this virtual "Strategies for Teaching 3-Week Courses Online" workshop from April 16, 2020. (Guilford Google log-in required) This workshop was facilitated by Sonalini Sapra, Maria Rosales, Denise Cowardin, & Tierney Steelberg.

Zoom Basics

This workshop offers a step-by-step walkthrough for faculty and staff of the basics of setting up and using Zoom. See more basic information about Zoom in the library's guide to Zoom, available at https://library.guilford.edu/zoom.

You can view a recording of this virtual "Zoom Basics" workshop from March 31, 2020 (Guilford Google log-in required). This workshop was facilitated by Denise Cowardin and Tierney Steelberg.

Zoom Pedagogy

This workshop showcases more advanced features of Zoom, and how you might integrate them into your classes.

Our workshop slides are available at https://bit.ly/2UB1owp. You can view a recording of this virtual "Zoom Pedagogy" workshop from April 3, 2020 (Guilford Google log-in required). This workshop was facilitated by Maria Rosales, Denise Cowardin, and Tierney Steelberg.