The goal is to continue instruction, not change pedagogies to a strictly online course. 

Method for Instruction

Option 1: Asynchronous/Recording Instruction 

Consider Using IF...

  •  You teach multiple sessions of the same course. Given you will be handling more questions via chat, email, and phone, this can save time.
  • Your course does not require real-time interaction between students or faculty.
  •  A percentage of your students do not have reliable internet access or unable to attend class at the normal instruction time.

Option 2: Synchronous/Live Instruction during normally scheduled class time

Consider Using IF...

  • You have courses that require real-time interaction between faculty or students
  • Your course has less than 45 students. (Greater than 45 can become challenging to manage)
  • You are familiar with the Zoom platform and feel comfortable troubleshooting minor student issues

Method for Office Hours

A variety of options are available:

  • Zoom Platform
    Zoom offers a “waiting room” option which allows the host to admit on student at a time. This is a good method for hosting office hours.
  • Discussion Forums in Canvas
  • Skype for Business Chats

TLOS has prepared information on ensuring class materials can be distributed electronically, if needed.

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