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Teaching Continuity Guide

Situations may arise that might require faculty to temporarily offer some of their class online with minimal notice including a campus closure or absenteeism (faculty or a significant number of students) during illness or emergency. This guide is designed to provide a starting place for making this transition quickly if necessary and to make some recommendations in case faculty would like to anticipate a need and make advance preparations.

Instructional Design Consultation for Remote Teaching

Our team of instructional designers and course developers is available for one-on-one consultations to help you with your remote teaching questions. Use our Consultation Bookings Tool to schedule a meeting time convenient for you. Meetings are held virtually.

Mini-Lecture Recording Sessions

For those faculty who might like assistance recording a mini-lecture for an upcoming remote class section. Depending on demand, we may schedule more times and dates. 

Faculty do not need to travel to campus to have help getting a mini-lecture recorded. The sessions do require that you have access to a stable Internet connection and a desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone attached. In addition to getting the recording done, you will learn how to do it yourself whenever you wish. 

The sessions will last only 45 minutes. Please plan to make the most of the time by having a presentation or good notes prepared.

Departmental Consultation

To request consultation at the departmental level in continuity planning for the delivery of instruction online, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning at or by calling 512-245-2322.