Academic Continuity Resources for Faculty
A number of circumstances (a campus closure, increased absenteeism during a flu outbreak, inclement weather, etc.) may require faculty with short notice to temporarily migrate class online. Below are strategies and resources to help. If you would like to schedule a consultation meeting with our Instructional Technology team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to unplanned interruptions, faculty may need to adapt your course for online delivery. First, consult with your Dean and Program Director/Department Chair for policy and guidance.
1. Plan Ahead
- Begin by going over your course assignments
- Consider how you will give feedback on student progress
- Decide what virtual instruction means to you and your class
- If you need a consultation with our Instructional Technology team. Please email email@example.com
- Read over these great resources
2. Communicate with Students and Campus Partners
- Every course with the exception of independent studies, etc. has a Moodle course. Faculty can email specific individual classes directly from Moodle. If you need a Moodle course, please request one.
- Share class expectations and communication methods with students via email or on Moodle.
- Set up and share office hours when you will be available by phone and/or by Zoom.
- Keep things simple and focus on the essentials.
- Contact the Library to see what support they offer.
- Contact OAAR to see what support they offer and how best to provide accommodations.
- Contact Helpdesk so they are prepared to help students with any technical matters.
3. Shifting Your Classes to a Virtual Class
Live online class using Zoom
To request a Zoom Pro account, which gives faculty unlimited Zoom sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Read over the follow resources on using Zoom.
- Getting Started with Zoom
- Adding Zoom to Brightspace
- Zoom Breakout Rooms
- Zoom Breakout Rooms FAQs
- Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom
- Tips and Tricks for Teachers Educating on Zoom
- Student Tips for Participating in Online Learning
- Zoom Meetings for Education Training
- Zoom Participant Report
- Zoom Participant Email Notifications
- The Best Zoom Tips & Tricks Everyone Needs to Know | Digital Trends
- Your Zoom Background Can Do More Than Just Entertain (quotes from Chatham Staff!)
- Adjusting Zoom Profile Names in Zoom – Consider sharing with students who may want this option.
Zoom Best Practices to Avoid “Zoombombing”
- Best Practices for Securing Your Virtual Classoom: Tips from Zoom
- Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks, and Hazards
- Zoombombing Resources
- 6 Tips to Defer Zoom-bombers
Please feel free to reach out to the Instructional Technology team at email@example.com for assistance, testing, and other support.
Pre-record lectures using Zoom or Panopto
Panopto is lecture capture software. It can be added to any Moodle course or directly to http://chatham.hosted.panopto.com. Panopto can be used for faculty members to record lectures and for students to record. Below is documentation on how to add Panopto to a Moodle course
- Adding Panopto to a Moodle Course
- How to Allow Students to Create Panopto Videos in Moodle
- How to use the Panopto Recorder (Mac)
- How to use the Panopto Recorder (PC)
(activities occur at the same time)
|Asynchronous Online Plan
(activities occur independently but with specific due dates/times)
|Discussion||Zoom Breakout Rooms||Moodle discussion forum|
|Assignment distribution and collection||Zoom||Moodle assignment|
|Grades and Feedback||Zoom||Moodle gradebook
Moodle Activity Logs
- User Logs – shows logs for a combination of group, student, date, activity, actions and level,
- Activity Reports – showing the number of views for each activity and resource
- Participation Reports – generates a list of who has participated in a given activity, and how many times.
Panopto Activity Reports
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with Zoom reports.
4. Curriculum Resources
There is a growing list of curriculum resources for faculty.
Free Resources for Faculty during the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Remote Lab Activities and Experiences
- Simulations and Virtual Labs
- ASM Teaching resources for Coronavirus disruption
- COVID-19 Resources-Chamany
Resources from Other Institutions
- Arizona State University: ASU For You
- Tech & Learning: COVID-19 Resources for Universities and Colleges
Enjoy some comic relief — you will survive and so will your students!