Keeping course continuity in the event of prolonged campus closure

RESOURCES:

THINGS
TO DO:

  1. Make sure your class is visible to students on Moodle.
  2. Make sure your syllabus is posted to Moodle.
  3. Make sure your students have your contact info.
  4. Contact the students using the Course Announcements forum in Moodle.
  5. Be prepared to upload assignments and lecture documents to Moodle.

COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR STUDENTS

  • Decide on the way you will communicate with students and let them know. Keep it consistent.
  • Don’t wait until you have all the details. Keeping your students up-to-date and engaged will help build continuity in your teaching.

Use the Moodle Announcements Forum, which automatically emails your entire course.

SET REALISTIC GOALS

  • Is your timeline still realistic? What due dates need to be adjusted?
  • What needs to be updated or changed in terms of types of assignments or tools you are using?
  • Make sure your learning outcomes are achievable.
  • Flexibility is key!

DELIVER YOUR CONTENT

  • Think about how you want to deliver your content.
  • What will work best for you and your students?
  • Options include written lectures, video lectures, discussion groups, the textbook, and links to outside sources.

The best approach is often a mix of content types!

ADAPT ASSIGNMENTS

  • What kind of assignments and assessments do you use in-person?
  • Which ones of those will have to be adjusted?
  • Be flexible with deadlines and attendance.
  • Think about what works best for you, your course, and your students

WITH MOODLE, YOU CAN:

  • Keep all of your course information in one location
  • Email your entire class
  • Post written or recorded lectures
  • Create discussions
  • Administer and grade quizzes, exams, and assignments
  • Keep teaching, your way!

MAKE MOODLE YOUR BEST FRIEND