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Otis College Instructional Continuity - Extension

Otis College Instructional Continuity

For Extension Programs


As we consider scenarios that may impact class schedules, we have options when it comes to considering how to adapt for any possible interruptions, short or long term, in our teaching.

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Course Continuity Checklist - Extension


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 Tips: Use Zoom to meet with your students as a group or one-on-one.  Organize and share your course materials on G-Drive.


NEED: Establish a mode of communication between faculty and students. Make sure students are aware of using this communication. They will need to check their Otis Emails as College systems are automatically synced to that email.

OPTIONS: Destiny - class or individual email Web-Conferencing: Zoom - meet with students synchronously online


NEED: Make the syllabus available digitally.

OPTIONS: Email as attachment Add to G-Drive and share with the class

Distribute Instructional Content

NEED: Share documents, readings, presentations, images, and other course materials.

OPTIONS: Email through Destiny Add to G-Drive and share with the class 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 a PDF.


NEED: To meet with students and actively engage with instructional content.

OPTIONS: Web-conferencing (Zoom) - allows you to meet with students live

Record Demos/Lectures

NEED: Capture teaching to share with students virtually.

OPTIONS: Web-conferencing (Zoom) - leverage the camera/microphone on your mobile device or computer to record your demo or lecture. You can also use Zoom to share your screen and record action on a computer.

Office Hours

NEED: Maintaining designated time for students to meet with you virtually

OPTIONS: Email and Web-conferencing (Zoom)


NEED: Make sure you can review work and share coursework feedback with students.

OPTIONS: Email and Upload rubrics in G-Drive

Campus Closure

NEED: All classes must continue online.

OPTIONS: At this time, we will want to activate emergency course protocols using Zoom and email as the primary communication tool.

Destiny Instructor Portal

A quick video on how to access the new Destiny Instructor Portal (0:01:15)



A quick video on how to navigate the new Destiny Instructor Portal (0:05:17)



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