Practices to Avoid

  • Waiting until the last minute to come up with an alternative plan or learn how to use technology tools.
  • Holding a synchronous class via WebEx, Skype or Zoom at a time and day the class does not meet.
  • Extending class beyond the time the class usually meets.
  • Increasing the amount of work students are expected to do.
  • Asking students to do the same amount and kind of work the syllabus initially expected them to do in a non-emergency situation. Focus on the most important learning outcomes.
  • Teaching via individual consultation and tutorial (unless you always do that anyway).
  • Increasing the weight of any graded assignment.
  • Extending the course so that it ends after finals week.
  • Adding a class session during finals week. ‚Äč
March 11, 2020