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Keep Teaching: Le Moyne College’s Academic Continuity Resources

In the event that the College dismisses students or closes campus facilities, courses will be taught at a distance. In conjunction with Academic Affairs and Information Technology, the Academic Technology office will support faculty instructional needs through services that ensure continuity, academic rigor, and faculty-student engagement. 

To prepare for a campus dismissal, faculty must determine the content, delivery techniques, and instructional needs of each course they teach, and how those course requirements can be adapted to a distance-learning environment.

If you have never published one of your courses in Canvas or elsewhere, or would appreciate a refresher on these skills, face-to-face workshops are being held as follows:

For the remainder of Spring 2020 continuing into May and Summer 2020, the Academic Technology Team is offering a variety of workshops. All are on online via Zoom. The full schedule is available here: https://sites.google.com/lemoyne.edu/remote-teaching-at-lmc/training-recordings

Additionally, online instruction via Zoom is also available. Please contact the IT Service Desk to submit a training request to Academic Technology. 

Finally, we recommend joining or organizing small groups of faculty helping faculty. Meeting via phone or Zoom to share ideas and learn skills can help even the most confident of faculty prepare a course for alternate delivery. 

If you have any questions related to Canvas, Zoom or other teaching and learning tools, please send any and all requests to the IT Service Desk.

The links below provide “self-service” instructions for steps you can take prior to a college dismissal. Use the links below to guide your design process. If you would like assistance selecting online pedagogical strategies, please contact the IT Service Desk to request “online pedagogical coaching” from the Academic Technology team or visit our collection of remote teaching resources.  

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Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Announcement is the recommended communication method; all announcements are stored in the Canvas course, avoiding the “I did not get that eMail” excuse.
  • Have a strategy for communicating changes to your schedule or syllabus.  
  • Talk with colleagues to see how others will adapt to a dismissal.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course:

Canvas

Google

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Unless it is published in Canvas, students cannot see course components such as assignments, modules, quizzes etc. 
  • Students also cannot see items inside unpublished modules.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course:

Canvas

Then, make sure to:

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Make edits to your syllabus that reflect the dismissal time and tentative length
  • Build plans spanning two week intervals

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas 

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Files is the recommended option
  • Google Drive is also viable if faculty are comfortable managing file sharing permissions
  • eMail is discouraged as a means of sharing files with students, especially if the instructor of record may become unavailable to check eMail or grade submissions

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas 

Library

 

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Assignments is the recommended option
  • See prior comment regarding eMail

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Discussion is the recommended option

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas

Google

Zoom or Google Hangouts

  • Host meetings for live discussion (see next section)

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Zoom is the recommended tool for recording lectures
  • Recording a PowerPoint is discouraged--not all students have PowerPoint ,and, the resulting file structure moves poorly from computer to computer
  • Ensure accessibility using captioning and transcripts for all documents and videos,
  • If you do not have a webcam or a headset, the IT Department recommends the following. 

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Zoom

Google Drive

Canvas

As an alternate, we recommend Google Hangouts. To learn more, find information at Google Hangouts support.

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Zoom - either phone or web conferences - is the recommended option.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Google Calendar

Zoom

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Quizzes, Discussions, or Assignment with Rubrics are the recommended options.
  • For students requiring accommodations, extend time using the Quiz settings within Canvas.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas Quizzes

 

Canvas Rubrics

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Phinfo Is the sole means of submitting final grades for a course.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

  • Stay tuned for normal communication from the Registrar’s Office regarding submission of midterm, final, incomplete, and other grade-related deadlines. 

Consider this background information as you plan: 

  • Canvas Survey is the preferred option for course surveys development and deployment. 
  • Google Forms is also a viable option. 
  • Course Evaluations, using EvaluationKit, will be delivered as planned or on an adjusted schedule. In the event that the course evaluation schedule is altered, faculty will be notified via normal communication channels.

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Canvas Surveys

Evaluation Kit

  • Coming soon! 

Consider this background information as you plan: 

Implement these recommendations to prepare your Canvas course: 

Library 

Student Success

 



*If you intend to use Respondus LockDown Browser and have students who require a screen reader as a test-taking accomodation. To determine the appropriate actions, please contact Disabilities Services at 315-445-4118, dss@lemoyne.edu, or via Zoom, Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.