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.
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
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.
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
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.
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)