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Open letter from Assistant Dean, Joe TenBarge:
This website is a step-by-step guide to moving your course online. It is based on both LAITS’s experience, and on the tools that we have learned to support.
I encourage everyone to keep their plans as simple as possible. For those of you who use PowerPoint slides in class, it may suffice to simply record an audio narration in PowerPoint and allow students to download it from Canvas. Office hours can be chat sessions open to all. For those of you who wish to try something more involved, consider having simpler fallback options – in case you experience problems or students have difficulty making things work from far-flung locations around the state. In particular, if you have coursework that you would like students to participate in simultaneously, such as Zoom meeting-style class sessions, make sure there is a follow-up, on-demand option for students who couldn’t effectively join the meeting.
Above all, remember that this is likely to be difficult for many students to manage. They may have poor technology or a noisy and crowded environment with their whole family stuck at home. They may have younger siblings or even sick family members needing care. They will be worried about their job prospects as the economy slows. Make sure you have a strong communication plan that allows students to get timely answers to questions normally asked and answered in class. And, perhaps, to new kinds of questions that we would never have anticipated before these past few weeks.
LAITS is available to help in any way we can.
Joe TenBargeAssistant Dean & Director of Liberal Arts ITS
– Updated information in Accommodations for Students to include captioning and transcription recommendations
– Added resources for faculty to share with students, including the Keep Learning site and Online Class Pre-Check Canvas Course
– Added links to recordings for departmental workshops on Additional Help page
– Added support materials for teaching language courses online
– Added support materials and language for the automated proctoring tool Proctorio