This document will be updated as needed.
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- Communication Update Archives
NEW ITEMS 3/20/2020 1900 PM
- If you use Lockdown browser, in addition to posting the brochure already in the guide, please send them this URL which says step-by-step what they have to do to get this working on their end. https://web.respondus.com/respondus-lockdown-browser-the-student-experience/. This has been updated on the web as well.
- A PowerPoint with Screenshots for Building DIfferent Types of Assignments and Pages will be added to the web page on 3/21/2020
03/19/2020 NEW ITEM 4:07 PM
A new PDF version of the Faculty Guide has been posted on the web. I have not updated the web site yet but I will do that between appointments tonight. The updated info is highlighted. This now includes info on student analytics and a significant amount of info you may need. Ignore the two colors. Those are for me to know what is new an what I still need to post to the web.
Please do not delete this message on your Canvas dashboard for the duration of this event. This is very important.
A COPY OF THE FACULTY GUIDE WITH THE ADDITIONS HIGHLIGHTED IS AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO PRINT IT FROM DR HALUPA_PLEASE EMAIL HER FOR A COPY SINCE FILES CANNOT BE ATTACHED TO GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS.
I AM REQUESTING A WORD COPY ALSO BE ADDED TO THE WEB PAGE SO IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THERE. IT HAS ALSO BEEN UPDATED ON THE ONLINE LINK. I WILL BE DOING SMALL CHANGES ON THE WEB SITE(ONLINE LINK) AS I FIND SOMETHING TO ADD SO THAT WILL ALWAYS BE THE MOST CURRENT VERSION WITH THE MOST INFORMATION.
Communicating through Canvas is a real-time way for me to get live updates on the Faculty COVID-19 Guide and other important information, such as Canvas problems you need to know about if and when they occur. With internet and cloud applications being strained there have been some small glitches.
I have had to share several messages the last two days. This is the most effective mechanism I have to get real-time messages to faculty. I had not really had time to stop and think about a way to streamline this until now when I had a few brief moments.
MAINTAINING PREVIOUS MESSAGES
If you have not deleted previous messages and you want to keep them, you can copy them onto a word document for future reference and delete them. You cannot restore Global messages. The only way to do this is to contact those of us with admin access to repost which is unwieldy and results in multiple Global messages.
HOW I WILL HANDLE NEW UPDATES
I will edit this to add periodic updates on the Faculty Guide and other important information hHERE rather than sending multiple messages and clogging up your dashboards. The situation has been rapidly evolving as faculty decide how you want to handle and convert activities and assessments planned for in class to online delivery. In many cases, the information someone requests may be useful to many others.
I will add new Info to the bottom of this one message as things occur. As I can, I will delete info from this as well.
I am constantly updating the faculty guide link as I get questions (when I have a chance) so this is a living document. The one sent out earlier was my original draft from last Friday. It is mostly current, but is missing info about students who need accommodations. If you need that info it is the online version.
I will periodically attach an updated word file of this guide here for those of you who want to download and print it. I will only do this when I do major updates as I plan to do later today and I will inform at the top of the message that an update was done.
Thank you so much for looking at this guide. It really helps me exponentially. But I am here to answer any questions via appointment, email or phone. I am doing a lot of one-on-one assistance so appointments are working better than the phone right now but that should slow down. Thanks!
If you need to meet with me the appointment link is:
This is a live copy of the link for the most updated version of the faculty guide.
If you get an error Click on the Coronovirus Information on the Top Tab and search the items and you will see the guide. The picture is students in a circle praying.
- Supplementary Info for Online Teaching from Canvas
I wanted to share some additional resources about coping with this change. Nothing in this list is specific to ETBU as the other messages I have been updating are. This is supplementary info for those of you who might want to dig deeper in the future to prepare yourself should this ever happen again. There are some webinars you can sign up for as well.
One thing I want to caution you all about in reading these. Most of these resources will encourage use of additional technology. Additional technology use on the part of faculty is critical at this time (such as video creation); however, students are also operating in an unknown environment.
If you start trying to introduce a lot of technologies at this point to make up the gap (other than using online testing, discussions and online meetings or conferences) you are going to stress your students. In addition, this is likely to cause problems/additional questions for both them and you. Students are already stressed with the environmental change and learning to use these basic technology functions they may have never used before. The basic tools I listed in our faculty response guide are the easiest to use and allow you to decrease transactional distance and engage with the students. This is what students need most in online education at any time, and especially now.
8 Steps to Transition to Online Teaching
You might find this article encouraging at this time. You are not alone, faculty across the world are experiencing the same issues you are.
Online Learning Insights
This contains some good practical information.
This organization has some free webinars and a lot of other information.
Texas Success Center
This website has good general info and tips on how to cope during this transition.