Faculty Checklist for Instructional Continuity

Prepare an instructional continuity plan for your course. Your plan can include a variety of tools and pedagogical approaches.

Steps to take before a closure:

  • Consider the following questions regarding how you might adjust your face-to-face class session in the event of a university closure.¬†
    • What elements of your face-to-face class sessions can be supplemented using online content?
    • Could you record and post your lecture content for students if a class session is canceled?
    • Can interactive elements of your face-to-face sessions be translated to online activities?
    • Do you want to host a live/synchronous class meeting using Zoom in lieu of a face-to-face class meeting?
  • Review tools for instructional continuity and training materials to prepare. For upcoming workshop opportunities, visit the TCUS Canvas web page.
  • Decide which instructional continuity options you will use during a closure. Take time to explore and practice with any technologies you might use in the event of a closure. You might also consider integrating those same technologies into your regular class activities/assignments as an opportunity to familiarize yourself and your students with their usage.
  • Establish your plans for communicating with students in the event of a closure at the beginning of the term. Share those plans in-class, on your syllabi, and electronically via Canvas.

Steps to take during a closure

  • Communicate your instructional continuity plans for that day’s class session by sending an email to your students via Canvas.
  • Review just-in-time¬†training materials.

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