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SHARE COURSE MATERIALS AND READINGS
You may need to provide additional course materials as you shift more instruction online. Identify other web-based materials (or have your students identify and share content appropriate to a learning objective).
When posting new course materials:
Our primary goal is to help you get up and running as quickly as possible. If you are already successful with a particular set of learning tools, please continue. If you’ve not yet explored online teaching as an option, these recommendations will help you quickly create content that will be easily accessed by our students and will provide options for captioning your audio and video, making your content more accessible for our students.
The easiest way to get started is to produce a simple, online version of your lecture. You can record your voice (with or without a webcam), your computer screen (displaying PowerPoint, Keynote, and other software program or web browser content).
If synchronous sessions are required for your course, Blackboard Collaborate allows you and your students to meet online in real-time. Students can participate using a computer or smartphone. Instructors can share presentations, their desktop or a whiteboard, as well as engage students with polling questions and breakout rooms for small group discussion. Please consider that not all students will have access to high-speed internet connections, required for a live session. Try to use recorded content where possible to accommodate as many students as you can.
RUN LAB ACTIVITIES
A major challenge of teaching during a building or campus closure is sustaining the lab components of classes. Since many labs require specific equipment, they are hard to reproduce outside of that physical space.
Considerations for short-term closures might include:
SCIENCE LAB RESOURCES
The following resources may be useful to those faculty who need to consider supplemental instruction for lab assignments:
JOVE - Provides access to lab simulations for lab courses, including nursing simulations.
PhET Lab Simulations - offers lab simulations in STEM
Humboldt University has set up an extensive Science OER list for STEM Courses: