Contingency Plans for Teaching and Learning

Announcement

In the event of inclement weather or other emergencies that result in campus closures, faculty should prepare alternative means for delivering instruction to students remotely. Instructors must plan how to provide resources, communicate, collect student work, administer exams, and modify grading in light of changed course requirements (sequence of course topics, assignment deadlines, number of assignments, etc.). Refer to the following resources to learn more; if you have questions, please contact tltdept@matc.edu.

Contingency Plans and Resources


Training Resources – Classes and Webinars

Faculty who would like to learn more about teaching online may enroll in courses provided by the following educational companies for free!

Pivoting to Online Teaching: Research and Practitioner Perspectives

Given recent global developments related to COVID-19, colleges and universities have rapidly shifted to move teaching online.  In this FREE online course offered through EDX by the University of Texas at Arlington, participants will explore research-informed, effective practices for online teaching and learning in post-secondary institutions. For support, contact info@edx.org.

Innovative Educators – Online Teaching Series

Through the Innovative Educator’s website, faculty may take advantage of free on-demand training to review principles of online course design, teaching strategies, and online support tools.  See the Innovative Educator’s Webinar Catalog to see their schedule and register for their webinars. For questions, contact support@ieinfo.org.

Educational Technology Webinars

Faculty may attend free Remote Instruction from Basics to Advanced webinars hosted by the Blackboard company through this registration link.

Furthermore, MATC’s Department of Online Learning provides weekly Collaborate Ultra webinars on a variety of educational technology topics including Blackboard and Google Apps for teaching and learning purposes. See their schedule here. You do not need to register, just click on the session link in the schedule to join. Recordings of select sessions are listed below.


Recorded Webinars

Blackboard Basics I and II – Moving Online Quickly

Creating Assignments and Assessments in Blackboard

Teaching Remotely – Blackboard Learn Basics

Getting Started with TechSmith Knowmia – Video Recording, Captioning, and More!

Guide to Building Mobile-Friendly Content

Getting Started with Teaching a Virtual Class

Career Essentials Assessment


Additional Resources

Technology

Tips and Tools for Online Teaching

Collaborate Ultra Resources