Remote and Mixed Instruction
Faculty members can keep teaching and learning moving forward during times that necessitate remote and mixed instruction.
When circumstances necessitate the use of remote or mixed in-person/remote instruction, FITS can help you explore options and develop your plan.
- Have a strategy in place for course activities. Review course learning goals and provide students with directions if they or the instructor are absent for an extended period of time. Contact FITS at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in thinking through strategies for classes. Your department chair may also be a resource for innovative ideas.
- Communicate Effectively. Early and frequent communication with your students can allay anxiety and help avoid multiple individual questions.
- Plan ahead. Trying to learn new software during an emergency or illness may further complicate the situation. Choose and learn the necessary software for a class activity beforehand and make sure students are comfortable with it.
- Rethink familiar technologies while planning ahead. Attempting to learn a completely new technology in a short amount of time may not be the best strategy.
- Consult the Teaching Strategies and Technologies for Instructional Continuity page.
- Consider staff members might be absent. If there is a campus emergency, FITS members may also be absent or may be on campus with limited staffing. Planning ahead is key.
- Consult policies on class attendance and absences and incomplete grades in the Academic Handbook as well as the Student Handbook to determine if an incomplete is in the best interest of the student rather than having the student try to catch up from an absence.
- Keep Teaching At DePauw - Moodle discussion forums to sustain our faculty's pedagogical community of practice
- DePauw's Coronavirus Resources Home
- DePauw's Preparedness Website - Ongoing updates and other resources about campus preparedness
- International Student Access to DePauw Google, e-Services, etc.
- Teaching Strategies and Technologies for Instructional Continuity
- Google Meet FAQ (Questions from FITS Presentations)
- Zoom Help Center
- Information about free and interactive live training webinars for Zoom
- GLCA: GOING ONLINE FAST: Resources to help you move your instruction online
- University of Michigan: Adjusting Your Study Habits During COVID
- EDUCAUSE: Compiled resources related to online learning
- Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All
- Best Practices for Securing Zoom Meetings
- FDC Event - Exams in the Remote Learning Environment (pwd: K3#0Pl4!) (slidedeck)
Last updated: 31-July-2020