A message from Linda Adler-Kassner, Faculty Director, Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL)
March 9, 2020
Instructional Development (ID), Collaborate, and the Center for Innovative Teaching, Research, and Learning (CITRAL) can assist with instructional continuity, in the event that the campus needs to suspend in-person classes and/or exams, or if key personnel or students are ill. This message provides information about online resources; opportunities for consultation in person or via email, Zoom, or phone; and workshops.
*This web site includes information on how to prepare for instructional continuity. The site includes detailed information about:
- Creating a plan for instruction
- Asynchronous and synchronous lecture replacement
- Alternative assessment tools (for assignments, quizzes, finals, etc.)
- Communicating with students
- Workshops available to support instructors and TAs teaching remotely
*The most effective way to communicate with all of your students is via GauchoSpace. You can set up a GauchoSpace site quickly and easily following these instructions. It is strongly recommended that every instructor has an active GauchoSpace site for every class.
*Information about using Proctor U top administer a proctored exam online is on this page (scroll to the bottom of the page). Please review the material and complete the form linked there. Students will not need to pay to use Proctor U.
*Instructional Development, Collaborate, and CITRAL offer in-person consulting, workshops, and training sessions on specific technologies and on instructional continuity: GauchoSpace, GauchoCast (Panopto), Zoom, Write-Learn/Eli Review, and Nectir.
In-person and drop-in consulting:
Collaborate One-to-One Consultation (GauchoSpace; Zoom): Drop-in hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Kerr Hall 1110
Staff from Instructional Development and Letters and Science IT are also available (for instructors in any college) at email@example.com to answer questions and schedule online or in-person consultations.
If you have questions about resources for instructional continuity but are not sure where to route them, contact Linda Adler-Kassner, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that such arrangements will not be necessary, but we want everyone to be as prepared as possible.