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
guides for creating online content
options for students without Internet access
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.
Please note: this guide, which served as a centralized instructional continuity resource in Spring 2020, is in the process of being reverted back to a more specifically-focused instructional continuity guide. In order to support resilient teaching in Fall 2020 and beyond, a new Resilient Teaching guide has been created to centralize resources.
We have created a copy of the Spring 2020 Instructional Continuity Guide to preserve access to resources as they were, for any faculty who want to come back to them.