Consider your course and determine what you will need to continue teaching online if necessary.
In order to teach online you will need access to a computer, internet connection and possibly a microphone and webcam.
Consider the goals for your course. What tools will you use during your time online? You may consider your needs and readiness in the following areas:
Your UD eLearning Team is here to support you. We will be offering training sessions throughout the semester as well as the week of Spring Break (March 16-20). You can sign up for one of those sessions on our Google Calendar.
As you plan for the rest of the semester, communicate your plan with your students.
Continue communicating with your students regularly. As uncertainty continues, stay in regular communication with your students so that they are aware of course activities, class meetings, and assessments.
Create a Communication Plan and post it in a prominent location within your course and syllabus. A Communication Plan should include:
Tools for Communicating:
Consider how you disseminate your remaining course materials.
Articles, websites, and electronic resources are a great way for students to learn. Can you find equivalent materials online?
Have you checked with our UD Library to see what they have available electronically? Contact the UD Library at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how they can help with material and student activities that may require research assistance.
Use Brightspace to upload PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, Instructor notes, and more for secure, easy to access information.
Pre-Recorded or Synchronous lectures can ensure learners receive teaching directly from the source.
Screencast-O-Matic is a great tool to record your lectures and post them to your Brightspace course using YouTube.
Virtual Classroom through Brightspace can allow you to have synchronous lectures with your students attending virtually. This will allow you the opportunity to interact with your students and record the lecture for students to review again in the future.
Consider the following when hosting online lectures:
What remaining assignments and assessments will students need to complete?
Students can continue to turn in work for grading through the Brightspace system. Math problems, research papers, and even recorded video can be used to compensate for in-class activities.
Learn more about Assignments in Brightspace
Continue to have Class Discussions in Brightspace as well
Brightspace also offers a robust option for quizzes and exams
There are many resources available to support you. Contact areas are outlined here