Support for teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic
Note: this page was created in Spring 2020. The resources that we gathered at that time are below. For more updated information about teaching in Fall 2020, please see Teaching in Fall 2020.
Spring 2020: Resources relevant to teaching at LC kindly supplied by faculty, staff, and the Provost's Office.
Please send your useful resources, or problems with links, to the CTL. Resources will be curated for those relevant to the teaching/learning experience at LC.
What comes next?
How do I Wrap up the Year?
DO YOU NEEDING HELP SOLVING ONLINE TEACHING ISSUES?
Are you Advising your students from a distance?
- Student Advising in a Remote Environment - The recording of Debra Lybyer's talk on April 30, 2020. How to give permission for students to take your class, and how to waive a pre-req, came up in the talk, and here are instructions for how to do those:
Are your students asking to take your class P/D/F?
Do you need to administer a test?
- *NEW* Online Exams Explained - A great video introduction to options for giving exams by LC Instructional Designer Carrie Kyser. This is the video of Carrie's zoom session recorded April 16, 2020.
- There are many alternatives to testing students to assess their learning. Consider open book tests, papers, presentations, etc, to determine what students have learned, instead of high stakes testing. It is ok to change your assessment approach right now, and it might be helpful to ask your students for input on deciding (and the CTL and eLearning are happy to talk through options too).
- If you decide to test through Blackboard/Canvas, here are some resources:
- Online Exams Explained - Watch this first!
- Learn about Respondus Respondus will magically upload a Word Doc of multiple choice questions into Blackboard/Canvas and format it correctly, and do a bunch of other neat test-taking things. Contact e-learning for more information.
- There is training information about Respondus available in a Blackboard course that covers Respondus LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, and Respondus 4.0. If you would like to be enrolled, please contact your instructional designer.
- If you want to give a test outside of the LMS (like sending students a test by email) then here are a few resources/ideas:
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IDEAS FOR GETTING YOUR CLASS ONLINE?
ARE YOU NEEDING TO PUT YOUR LAB AND/OR CTE CLASS ONLINE?
Are you looking for textbooks and other (now free) resources online?
Do you want examples of Documents to GUide Students to successfully move online?
DO YOU WANT TO (EVEN BETTER) SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS?
Are you thinking about Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, And Anti-Racism (IDEA) online?
Are you concerned about your students' wellbeing?
Are you finding that you have research questions that you'd like to explore? (and other research-related links)
Do you want Books and Articles that could be used in class to help students reflect on COVid-19? [Much appreciation to Eric Martin for the idea of collecting these]