A Guide for Instructors
When considering the best way to conduct online meetings and deliver course content, keep in mind the following points as paraphrased from the Graduate Center's Teaching and Learning Center here:
- Students' lives will be interrupted in many different ways, and instructors should not expect students to be able to complete the same amounts and levels of work during a campus shut down.
- Instructors should primarily aim for asynchronous (i.e. not meeting at the same time) digital communication and class instruction.
- Instructors should consider creating videos of lectures, using online class discussion boards, offering online quizzes, and exploring other tools listed below.
- Students can have the chance to complete these class activities at any time within a set period as stated by the instructor (e.g. allow students five days to complete a reading and response assignment using VoiceThread).