COVID-19 Remote Teaching Information

For any number of reasons, SKC may be required to temporarily close campus for an undetermined amount of time. However, this does not need to call a halt on the educational process. This page is intended to point faculty towards a list of resources to ensure our student's learning process does not stop.

General Tips for Shifting Class Session Delivery Methods

  • When at all possible, opt for an asynchronous class (occurring independently but with specific due dates/times) rather than synchronous (occurring at the same time). Requiring students to meet online at a certain time will likely lead to the need to create a contingency plan for student absences due to poor internet, loss of power, or children also staying home due to inclement weather.
  • Keep videos to 6 minutes or less.
  • Use readily available course materials in your courses whenever possible. You don’t want students traveling to retrieve materials if campus is closed; so materials accessible online through Schoology, the library or other open source are preferable.
  • Caption video content for accessibility.
  • Before you use any files you find, check that resources are labeled as ‘copyright free’ and are from a trustworthy source.
  • Schoology includes "Turn it In" for ensuring academic integrity.

Examples of In-Person Class Sessions Transformed into Online Sessions

IN PERSON PLAN
SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE PLAN*
ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE PLAN**
In class lecture

Present lecture in real time using Schoology Collaborate Conferences or Lifesize. If you run in to trouble with Lifesize Google Meet will also work.

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Record lecture using Loom (contact the Help Desk to set up Loom)

Difficulty: Level 2 | Prep time: Level 1

Guest Speaker

Guest Lecutures can join a Lifesize or Google Meet Meeting

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Guests can record their lecture via Loom (contact the helpdesk to set up Loom)

Difficulty: Level 3 | Prep time: Level 2

Student Presentations

Students can present in real time using Schoology Collaborate Conferences or Google Meet.

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Students can record the presentation using Loom

Difficulty: Level 3 | Prep time: Level 2

Small Group Discussions

Small groups can be facilitated with Schoology Conferences Breakout Rooms

Difficulty: Level 2 | Prep time: Level 1

In Schoology's Course Materials group discussions can take place without having to be "real-time"

Difficulty: Level 3 | Prep time: Level 2

Exams

Exams can be given in Schoology Course Materials

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Exams can be given in Schoology Course Materials

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Peer Review Writing Session

Writing Sessions can take place in Schoology Conferences Breakout Rooms

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

Writing Sessions can take place in Schoology Course Materials

Difficulty: Level 1 | Prep time: Level 1

* Synchronous activities take place at the same time in the day as they would without a campus closure.

**Asynchronous activities are independent of the time of day but specific due dates and timelines are still in effect.

Remote Teaching Resources

The following list is intended to point you in the direction of the resources that we've discussed above.

Research and Best Practices

This section to shares lists, articles, and guides from professional associations, scholars, and other sources that aren’t affiliated with one specific institution. 

Firms Providing Short-Term Faculty Support and Course Development

The following links have not been vetted and are not necessarily endorsed by anyone who helped create this document. These are just businesses and organizations that someone felt would be helpful to highlight. 

Anecdotal Accounts