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Faculty tips

Helpful tips for keeping your remote course effective

Stay up to date

Check appropriate campus resources in the case of unexpected limitations on teaching.

Communicate and notify

Students will be looking for information from instructors about how courses will be continued. Students have been told to:

  • 1) Check Emails

    Students have been told to look in their Concordia e-mail for information from you about how their learning for a particular course will be continued.

  • 2) Check Blackboard Courses

    Students have been told to look for information on the Content page of their Blackboard course for information from you about how your teaching for that course will be continued.

If virtual learning sessions will take place during the regularly scheduled class time, you should indicate this and provide a “Web Link” at the top of the Content page to your consistent Zoom Classroom link using your Zoom Personal Meeting ID. The “Web Link” could say “Dr. Smith’s Zoom Classroom link.” Follow the instructions below to achieve this.

If learning activities through Blackboard are planned, like recorded lectures and discussion forums, you should add these to your Content page.

Review the important document in the Instructional Continuity Resources portal channel about communicating with your students, including "how students will access your Zoom classroom."

Assess and adapt

  • Assess course activity during the time that you will deliver the course remotely and determine what changes may need to be made.
  • Update instructional materials to reflect modifications (e.g., Blackboard, Zoom, assignment instructions, submission requirements, etc.) and remove items no longer relevant.
  • Determine whether and how course modifications will impact grading and assessment.
  • Implement instructional changes as necessary. If needed, contact the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching for assistance with implementing course modifications. (See Sidebar on every page for contact information)