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Know the expectations for remote courses

Specifically, Academic Council expects that remote courses:
  • Provide live engagement during the scheduled meeting times, including at least 50% planned and structured content delivery or discussion.
  • Provide reasonable ways for students to complete make-up assignments for missed class sessions or participation points without loss of credit.
  • Use Canvas for posting materials, collecting assignments, providing alternatives to lectures/discussions for students who are absent from class, and posting grades.
  • Modify the course expectations as needed so long as learning objectives are met.
Specifically, the Accessible Education Center advises instructors to:
  • Record all synchronous course sessions (Save to Zoom cloud for auto-transcription option)
  • Design for accessibility and provide flexibility
    • in the way information is presented
    • in options for students to respond or demonstrate learning
    • in the ways students engage
  • Plan for the reality that you will have students in your class who experience disabilities or other types of barriers
  • Be aware of Canvas Accessibility issues and follow best practice guidelines on creating accessible digital content
  • Coordinate with the Accessible Education Center to facilitate required accommodations as outlined in notification letters and consult as needed

Create or modify your course plan and syllabus

Download a Customizable Welcome Module

Here is a course Welcome Module, which you can upload to your Canvas site and revise as you want.

Instructions for uploading:

  1. Select “Import Course Content” (either on the right or bottom of your window)
  2. Under “Import Content,” as the Content Type, select “Canvas Course Export Package”
  3. Choose File and navigate to the file (WelcomeModule.imscc)
  4. Select “All Content”
  5. There are no due dates yet so no need to select “Adjust events and due dates”
  6. Click Import and the module package and assignments will all load into your course as unpublished content.

Here are screenshots of the download/upload instructions.

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