- Make sure that you can log into all the Hunter College websites that you might need from your home computer and other devices. These systems may include email, CUNY First, and Blackboard. Make sure that you know the password for each of these systems and that all your operating systems are up-to-date and compatible with any software you might use. Contact the firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance if you encounter any problems.
- Make sure you can access library materials from home. See the Log in from Home instructions from the Hunter College Library
- Save any course teaching materials from your office computer to a place that you can access outside the office. Options include your CUNY Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365, or a portable drive.
- Make sure you can change your voicemail message and access your office voicemail from home. Practice changing your office voicemail message. If you do not currently receive your voicemail message via email, contact the email@example.com to set this up.
- Make sure your students know the best way to reach you. In the event of a temporary disruption of campus operations, you may opt to communicate with students via email, voice mail, personal phone, or other tools.
- Let students know how you plan to communicate with them in the event of a temporary disruption. Students need to know how they can expect to hear from you and should make sure that they can access the email address that will be used for communication.
- Make basic information about your class available on Blackboard. At a minimum, post your syllabus and create an announcement with information about how students can contact you. If you plan to use another tool for course activities, link to it from Blackboard. Be sure to make your course available. See our Blackboard page for more information.
- Make a plan for continuing to teach your course. In the event of a temporary disruption of campus operations, you will need a plan for accomplishing normal course activities, such as sharing course materials, communicating with students, collecting assignments, and giving exams. See our tips and strategies page for suggestions.
- Communicate your plan to your students. Let students know how the course will continue ahead of any disruption so they know what to expect and can plan for continuing to participate.