Keep Teaching! Academic + Instructional Continuity During Disruption

How to facilitate your class online in the context of COVID-19 related disruptions
 

1. General pre-disruption planning tips

In the event of an emergency situation caused by any number of factors, your ability to continue your class in the manner that you've planned may be impacted. Have a plan in place to find alternatives for these situations. 

2. Get started with your instructional continuity plan

When you realize you have to move your class online quickly, consider the following right away.

3. Strategies for moving course online

As you make plans for moving your class online during an emergency, focus on what tasks you are trying to accomplish. Bookmark the Teach Live Courses with ZoomAdding Zoom Room Link to Nexus,
and Attend Classes with Zoom (for students) quick start guides for easy reference. As ITS receives questions about Zoom, we will update the Zoom FAQ: Faculty Questions Answered page.

Technical Resources

This page provides you with information on:

  • Best Practice for Online Tests
  • Classrooms/Locations Equipped with Lecture Capture Equipment + Teach Live via Zoom
  • Loaner Equipment
  • Equipment Purchasing Recommendations
  • Quick Links to Online Resources
  • ITS Support Documentation + LinkedIn Learning Training Videos

LTE Training Sessions

The ITS Learning Technologies + Environments (LTE) group conducted training sessions through Zoom that were recorded:

  • How To Transition Your Course Online with Zoom, Nexus, and Perusall
  • Nexus Training
  • Ensemble Training
  • Perusall
  • Kialo

See full descriptions and links to recordings for trainings below. In addition, we invite you to review Union’s Instructional Design + Technology Integration Offerings from March 16–27 to help you plan out your schedule for receiving desired instructional design and learning technology support,

We encourage all faculty to watch these trainings at their earliest convenience. If this is your first experience with these technologies, we encourage you to work with LTE to test your deployment of the technology. As a reminder, every spring term course automatically has a course website created for you in Nexus with students enrolled. If you do not see a course website in Nexus you are expecting, please contact ITS LTE

Stay Updated

Stay up to date wih communications from the College about the current Coronavirus on the Union College website.

Resource Reminder!

ITS
Documentation
Request IT Help
LinkedIn Learning
Zoom
Nexus

 

Recordings of Past Trainings

Note: All workshops were held online via Zoom and will be recorded. 

How to Transition Your Course Online

Learn how to hold classes remotely in real-time using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based video conferencing application available to all Union College faculty, staff and students. With Zoom you can connect and collaborate online with anyone, anytime, anywhere. This training will also discuss how to integrate Zoom into your Nexus course website, push readings through Perusall for online, collaborative discussion, and quick tips for organizing Nexus in a thoughtful way for remote learning.

Led by: Stacie Cassat Green, Ed.M., Instructional Design Consultant for Union College

 

Recordings:
Posted in Nexusclick on this link, login to Nexus, and click on the red "Enroll Me" button.

Nexus Training

This training covers Nexus basics, providing faculty "just in time" support for getting Nexus course websites ready for spring term startup!

Led by: Kesheng Yu, ITS Senior Learning Technology Consultant

 

 

Recordings:
Posted in Nexusclick on this link, login to Nexus, and click on the red "Enroll Me" button. 

Ensemble Anthem Training

In this training, learn about how to use Ensemble Anthem, a powerful Mac and Windows solution supporting instructional lecture capture, screen capture and flipped learning needs, with your Ensemble Media Library (a platform which streams audio/video content like YouTube–without the annoying ads!).

Led by: Kevin Barhydt, ITS Senior Learning Technology Consultant

 

Recordings:
Posted in Nexusclick on this link, login to Nexus, and click on the red "Enroll Me" button.

 

Perusall Training

Perusall is a social reading platform, where students may read your course materials (articles, chapters, textbooks—anything in PDF) and annotate it. This provides them an opportunity to read together and discuss the assigned readings. This works particularly well when teaching online, as you are “flipping”  the initial discussion to make sense of the readings; you preserve your valuable class time having deeper discussions.

If you are interested in using Perusall:
Look at the Knowledge Base article, Using Perusall with Nexus.

Led by: Stacie Cassat Green, Ed.M., Instructional Design Consultant for Union College

 

Recordings:
Posted in Nexusclick on this link, login to Nexus, and click on the red "Enroll Me" button.

 

Kialo Training

Kialo is another tool you can use to “flip” some of the students' discussions outside of the live class time. Kialo is a free web-based tool that scaffolds argumentation by providing a graphical organization of a thesis, and then the claims and counter arguments for that thesis (with students able to discuss each claim and counter argument, as well as include links to evidence to support). For example, you could:

  • Put students in groups to “reverse engineer” the argument made in a key reading you are assigning. This could be done at the beginning of the week and then the live class time could be spent discussing the article in more depth.
  • Have the entire class work together to debate a controversial topic you are teaching. 
  • Create a pre-draft of a paper, graphically structuring their argument, and then peer reviewing the pre-drafts. 

If you are interested in learning more about Kialo:
Look at the Kialo Knowledge Base article.

Led by: Stacie Cassat Green, Ed.M., Instructional Design Consultant for Union College

Recordings:
Posted in Nexusclick on this link, login to Nexus, and click on the red "Enroll Me" button.

 


 

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Article ID: 99315
Created
Wed 2/26/20 2:43 PM
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Fri 3/27/20 9:37 AM