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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contingency Plans and Resources
- MATC Instructional Contingency Plan for Faculty
- Online Accommodations
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Blackboard Basics I and II – Moving Online Quickly
Creating Assignments and Assessments in Blackboard
Teaching Remotely – Blackboard Learn Basics
How Faculty Can Use TechSmith Knowmia
How Students Can Use TechSmith Knowmia
Guide to Building Mobile-Friendly Content
Getting Started with Teaching a Virtual Class
Career Essentials Assessment
Getting Started with SmarterProctoring
A recording of the webinar training from 1/21/21 is available here until February 2021. Additional training videos are embedded below.
Protecting a Test with SmarterProctoring
How a Student Completes a Test with SmarterProctoring
Tips and Tools for Online Teaching
- Free Technologies for Learning
- Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning
- Tips and tools for Teaching Remotely
- 9 Resources for When Coronavirus Moves Your Course Online
- Practical Advice for Moving to Online Teaching Quickly
- Faculty Focus – Five Ways to Promote Student Engagement in Online Discussions
Collaborate Ultra Resources
- First Time Faculty Guide to Collaborate Ultra
- Recording Collaborate Ultra Sessions
- Sharing and Downloading Collaborate Recordings
- Enabling Third-Party Cookies – Required for Collaborate Ultra to Run