The following checklist provides possible solutions as well as resources useful in the event of student’s or faculty’s prolonged absence or campus closure.
TOP SOLUTION: Use the Nest as a central hub for your students since your courses already exist and students are populated in them.
NEED: Establish a mode of communication between faculty and students. Make sure students are aware you are using this communication. They will need to check their Otis Emails as College systems are automatically synced to that email.
Zoom - meet with students synchronously online
NEED: Make syllabus available digitally.
NEED: Share documents, readings, presentations, images, and other course materials.
TOP TIP: Need a quick way to digitize hard copy resources? Use your phone to snap pictures or download the free Adobe Scan app to use your phone to create PDFs.
NEED: To meet with students and actively engage with instructional content.
NEED: Capture teaching to share with students virtually.
NEED: Maintaining designated time for students to meet with you virtually.
NEED: Make sure you can review work and share coursework feedback with students.
Any communication with instructors involving students disclosing their need for accommodations will be handled by Dr. Carol D. Branch via email from email@example.com. Letters will be sent as PDF attachments as needed. If a faculty/instructor has questions, please email Dr. Carol Branch directly.
We recommend considering the following and communicating your answers to your students:
What is your attendance policy for your class?
Will we be meeting individually or in groups on Zoom?
Will we have a community online meeting place to communicate such as Slack or Discord?
What are the new expectations moving forward for the class? Ex. Assignments, coursework, projects we were previously working on.
What accommodations will be available for students who lack the resources or technology to continue moving forward with the courses?
Will there be any open conversations to students regarding the situation?
Would our class be happening in our normal class time?
Are we going into a pass/fail system? What grading system are we going to be having?