Consider what aspects of your course are most essential so you can plan to refocus on those elements in the event that completing work missed due a closure becomes impossible or unreasonable.
While it may be difficult, faculty need to make an informed judgment about how to cover the student learning outcomes in an abridged timeframe – even if that means that some content may not be delivered and some student work must be removed from the course plan.
As you plan for and develop course materials, consider preparing materials in different formats and preparing submission alternatives should classes be canceled or students miss class due to illness or isolation. Start by thinking about your course outcomes. What do students need to practice/know/do in order to be ready for their summative assessment?
Every course has a Canvas shell already provided. If you haven't yet used yours, the beginning of the quarter checklist can help you get started. You can also check out the Remote Teaching Toolkit Canvas shell for directions on how to use all the tools listed below. If you want to learn the basics of Canvas, check out SBCTC’s Canvas 101. Within and outside of Canvas, you have several options for providing content and activities that you would have done in class. Some examples:
If you have any technical questions or would like assistance brainstorming ideas, eLearning will still be responding to emails sent to eLearning@lowercolumbia.edu in the event of any campus closure. There are also answers to many questions in the Canvas Instructor Guides and Canvas Video Guide.
Content was adapted from Everett Community College with a CC-By license.