There continue to be circumstances in which it may be difficult for individual instructors and/or students to participate in person. Provost Richard M. Locke is asking all instructors to plan for the possibility that they may be absent to deal with personal or family situations, and that students may be absent from class for a variety of health and personal reasons.
If you have already designed a remote-accessible course, then there is no need to take further action at this time. If your course is not remote-accessible or if you would like guidance on how to further enable remote access, please review the scenarios below regarding strategies for continuity of instruction.
This page offers guidance for two scenarios that may occur within this timeframe.
- Scenario 1: How to ensure that absent students are able to access course materials online (for example, through lecture capture or Zoom recordings) during the early weeks of the semester.
- Scenario 2: How to teach from home in case you need to be absent.
Digital Learning & Design (Sheridan Center) recommends instructors use this guidance to develop a plan for both scenarios before the start of class and share it with students. If you would like to ensure your entire course is remote accessible before the start of the term, then please visit our Remote Accessible Teaching Guide or sign up for a consultation with one of our learning designers.