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
adjustments you can make in Canvas to accommodate for unexpected changes to your class plan
tools for designing creative digital assignments
guides for creating online content
options for students without Internet access
recommendations for modifying labs and performance-based courses, as well as collections of resources by discipline
an introduction to accessibility in online teaching
information on academic technologies available through Guilford
a page on the pedagogy of online teaching
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? Just ask! Hege Library and Learning Technologies is here to help. Please get in touch with Garrett Collins (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.