How to add flexible components to a class (CL)
As in the past, faculty teaching in the classroom (CL) this spring may choose to employ supplemental methods, including recording, broadcasting, and other traditional methods for students to receive course content by way of accommodation for a student who is asked to isolate or quarantine, or is unable to attend an in-person class for an extended period of time.
For faculty who are currently scheduled to teach in-person classroom (CL) sections in Spring 2022, the addition of a flexible component as an accommodation to support student learning (through a dual audience) delivered using both face-to-face and remote formats is permitted with the condition that the instructor will continue to deliver in-person classes in the assigned classroom and on the scheduled day and time.
Depending on specific learning objectives and available technologies, faculty have options to engage impacted student(s) including live synchronous sessions, or curate/create asynchronous digital content such as presentations, multimedia, readings, and discussion boards.
Below you'll find resources for delivering class sessions to dual audiences. Explore the entire toolkit for more.
- Engaging Students in Dual Audience
- Teaching with Microsoft Teams
- Asynchronous Content Creation Tools
If you will record class sessions for use in this instance of the course using Microsoft Teams or other capture technology, this verbatim statement is required:
In this class, software will be used to record live class lectures and discussions. As a student in this class, your participation in live class discussions will be recorded. These recordings will be made available only to students enrolled in the class, to assist those who cannot attend the live session or to serve as a resource for those who would like to review content that was presented. Students who prefer to participate via audio only will be allowed to disable their video camera so only audio will be captured. Please discuss this option with your instructor.
- Be sure to go into your classroom and assess the available instructional technology to support delivery. Become familiar with the technology to ensure a better learning experience for your students.
- Sign into the classroom computer using your email address before the first day of class. It will likely take time to sync and update with the system.
- Have a regular, clear and timely communication plan in place. Your students should know exactly how you will communicate with them throughout the semester.
- Organize your course using modules in Canvas. Structure your course content in a clear, organized manner. Check out the Leveraging Canvas section of this toolkit for recommendations.
- If you plan to conduct synchronous sessions place the link to your Teams sessions on the homepage of you Canvas course so students can easily access it.