Making the best possible back up plan if you, or some of your students, are unable to continue face-to-face classes might include several small moves, many of which you may already be familiar with from last year’s online teaching. Here are some easy-to-implement strategies to make sure your plan is ready to go:
To maintain course quality in temporary online instruction, our advice is to keep it simple. Focus on the key components for your course during this time period and use familiar technology tools that are supported at UD. For key strategies for maintaining a quality learning experience, read the Guide to Shifting Modes.
- Record class sessions to share with students.There are various options for recording class and sharing recordings with students. For a guide to recording options at UD, visit our guide to Classroom Recordings for Students Excused from Attending Class.
- Look ahead to your major assessments and think about how to deliver them. For assistance using Canvas to build assessments, visit IT-ATS staff in the Virtual Welcome Bar (M-F, 8:30-4:30, no appointment required) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use Zoom to stay connected to students who have extended absences through Student Hours (or Office Hours), group work, or check-ins as necessary.
- Ensure that your students have access to their course materials by checking in with your subject specialist librarian to ensure that your online course readings will be accessible to students.
- Use Poll Everywhere to keep students engaged whether they are attending in-person or participating asynchronously. Read more about how to engage students using Poll Everywhere.
Looking for more resources on online teaching? The Faculty Commons Teaching Online pages may have what you are looking for.