Faculty: Teach Remotely

Learn how you can teach online, particularly in the event of unplanned, extended operational interruptions.

It can be overwhelming when you realize you have to move your class online quickly. This guided resource is intended to help ensure the smoothest possible transition for you and your students.

Find important dates.

Information on Returning to Campus

Be Prepared

Determine How You Will Deliver Your Course Online

You can choose to meet with your class through live video conferencing via WebEx Meetings or Webex Teams, or you can use our Learning Management System, Blackboard.

  • Webex

    If you choose to meet or communicate with your students using Webex, you can hold your class at its normally scheduled day and time. You can also use Webex to hold program information sessions online. For assignments and assessments, we recommend you use Blackboard for student submissions.

    There are a variety of ways to keep attendance if you plan to hold your class at its normal day and time via video conferencing, but one simple way is to take attendance similarly as you would in a face-to-face setting by marking those present for the class.

  • Blackboard

    If you use Blackboard, you do not need to have your class meet at at its normally scheduled day and time. Visit Blackboard to learn how to set up your course, add and create content, keep attendance, find support, and more. You can also integrate Webex and Panopto into Blackboard.

  • Present (and Record) Lessons Digitally With Panopto

    Visit Panopto to learn how to easily record and deliver various components of a presentation or lesson. 

Communicate with Your Students

You can communicate with students via email, Webex, or phone. Email is considered the college's primary official communication channel.

  • Establish Expectations

    • Be clear on how you will communicate with students and how often.
    • Be clear on how often you expect them to check their student email.
    • Provide a timeframe to students for how quickly you will respond to their messages.
  • Operational Disruptions

    In the event of a disruption to normal campus operations, communicate with your students early and often. Keep your students informed about possible changes to their course structure, campus access, how their course attendance will be tracked, etc. during a disruptive event, even if details or final decisions have not been made.

  • Direct Students to Online Learning Resources

    Direct students to the learning remotely page for an interactive tutorial for navigating and participating in an online course.

  • Email Templates: Teaching via Webex

    Notification

    Students,

    Beginning March 23, our class will be meeting remotely and will be held via WebEx Meetings. Though we will not be meeting in person, class will be held at its normal date and time.

    If you are using WebEx for the first time, please allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time to prepare for working online in the WebEx environment. You will need to enable your internet browser to allow a pop-up window from Cisco WebEx.

    Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time. My primary goal is to continue teaching and learning, uninterrupted. If you have any questions, please let me know.

    See you on WebEx!

    Follow Up

    Students,

    As I shared in my last email, our class, which is scheduled for DATE and TIME, will meet as scheduled via WebEx. If you are using WebEx for the first time, please allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time to prepare for working online in the WebEx environment. You will need to enable your internet browser to allow a pop-up window from Cisco WebEx.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    See you on WebEx!

  • Email Templates: Teaching via Blackboard

    Notification

    Students,

    Beginning March 23, our class will not be meeting in-person. In light of recent events, our class will be meeting remotely with lectures, announcements, and assignments delivered through Blackboard.

    Learn how to use Blackboard.

    Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this time. My primary goal is to continue teaching and learning, uninterrupted.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Follow Up

    Students,

    As I shared in my last email, our class will be meeting remotely, with lectures, announcements, and assignments delivered through BlackboardLearn how to use Blackboard.

    If you have any questions, please let me know.

Accommodations

Whether a course is delivered in a face-to-face, hybrid, or online format, it is important to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs of all students.