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The following web sites and documents offer a variety of suggestions and "better practices" for remote teaching. Many are specific to the schools that produced them, but all offer useful advice that can be adapted
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The following web sites and documents offer a variety of suggestions and "better practices" for remote teaching. Many are specific to the schools that produced them, but all offer useful advice that can be adapted.
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'''See also:''' [https://xula.libguides.com/libraryinfoc/resources Xavier Library's index of resources] that have been made available during the COVID-19 epidemic
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==Instructional Continuity Planning==
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An instructional continuity plan is a plan to ensure that learning can continue even when face-to-face meeting is not possible.
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* [http://cat.xula.edu/food/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Instructional_Continuity_Tips_QuickStart_Guide.pdf Quick Start Guide for Developing an Instructional Continuity Plan] (CAT Food Blog)
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* Preparing to Teach During an Interruption: Strategies for Maintaining Instructional Continuity Workshop (CAT+FD Workshop)
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** [http://cat.xula.edu/food/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Disaster-Planning-Continuity-of-Instruction-03-2020.pdf Workshop Presentation Slides]
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** [https://youtu.be/bE9mlXT25sQ Workshop Recording (8/29/2018) - 46 minutes]
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* Instructional Continuity Planning Worksheets (Washington College)
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** [https://washcoll.instructure.com/courses/2220322/files/122896975/download?wrap=1 ICP Planning Guide worksheet (pdf)]
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** [https://washcoll.instructure.com/courses/2220322/files/122896991/download?wrap=1 ICP Planning Outline worksheet (pdf)]
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* [http://instructionalcontinuity.georgetown.edu/faculty-examples/ Instruction Continuity Plan Examples] (Georgetown University)
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== Emergency Remote Teaching ==
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Remote teaching is the use of technology to allow teaching and learning to take place during a temporary emergency.
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview#heading=h.ujnzpvd0k21x Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption] (Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer, Stanford University)
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview#heading=h.ujnzpvd0k21x Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption] (Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer, Stanford University)
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NyrEU7n6IUl5rgGiflx_dK8CrdoB2bwyyl9XG-H7iw8/edit?fbclid=IwAR0QB9h7IrBV8X8M7YB9IPWx5NVfKn-3ZBAsvrAcknP0hCcl-ToHt8l_w0M#heading=h.jb9co2l7jt1p Resources for Online Meetings, Classes and Events] (Nancy White and Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group)
 
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NyrEU7n6IUl5rgGiflx_dK8CrdoB2bwyyl9XG-H7iw8/edit?fbclid=IwAR0QB9h7IrBV8X8M7YB9IPWx5NVfKn-3ZBAsvrAcknP0hCcl-ToHt8l_w0M#heading=h.jb9co2l7jt1p Resources for Online Meetings, Classes and Events] (Nancy White and Facilitators for Pandemic Response Group)
* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://oaiplus.pdx.edu/blog/playlist/remote-exam-kit/&sa=D&ust=1583943845870000&usg=AFQjCNG1xxnjBjn4skuCB0iWRIXk-Ou_ag Remote Exam Kit Portland State University]
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* [https://oaiplus.pdx.edu/blog/playlist/remote-exam-kit/&sa=D&ust=1583943845870000&usg=AFQjCNG1xxnjBjn4skuCB0iWRIXk-Ou_ag Remote Exam Kit] (Office of Academic Innovation, Portland State University)
* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://community.pepperdine.edu/seaver/center-teaching-excellence/keep-on-teaching/online-tests.htm&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNGxSmbHKumSxDjI4ZJ7qcqHk2v1VA Best Practices for Online Tests at Pepperdine]
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* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://community.pepperdine.edu/seaver/center-teaching-excellence/keep-on-teaching/online-tests.htm&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNGxSmbHKumSxDjI4ZJ7qcqHk2v1VA Best Practices for Online Tests] (Center for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University)
* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/2020/03/06/putting-some-of-your-course-content-online-in-a-hurry-we-have-resources-for-you/&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNFK7tuipuCVgcZSDxrWqp1EJn6BpQ Putting some of your course content online in a hurry? We have resources for you!] (Stacey Johnson, Vanderbilt University)
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* [https://www.vanderbilt.edu/brightspace/2020/03/06/putting-some-of-your-course-content-online-in-a-hurry-we-have-resources-for-you/&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNFK7tuipuCVgcZSDxrWqp1EJn6BpQ Putting some of your course content online in a hurry? We have resources for you!] (Stacey Johnson, Vanderbilt University)
* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNEPsBat8GYS-0K2Drw6ez5E-iIRbw Going Online in a Hurry] (Michelle D. Miller, ''Chronicle of Higher Ed'')
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* [https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNEPsBat8GYS-0K2Drw6ez5E-iIRbw Going Online in a Hurry] (Michelle D. Miller, ''Chronicle of Higher Ed'')
* [https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/03/10/prepare-move-online-continuity-planning-coronavirus-and-beyond-opinion&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNHz8yfPLwyqto6QLADTVt6-0j643Q Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry)] (Nathan Greeno, ''Inside Higher Ed'')
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* [https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/03/10/prepare-move-online-continuity-planning-coronavirus-and-beyond-opinion&sa=D&ust=1583943845871000&usg=AFQjCNHz8yfPLwyqto6QLADTVt6-0j643Q Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry)] (Nathan Greeno, ''Inside Higher Ed'')
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRzSgvQZDAbu9iG3Cxnq3D2hlxiUZrzwVRj94MGPVDvY9exqxiSgOkuhKxkexPSxb12cb3QNqDTWSIc/pub QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist for Higher Ed.]: The Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction (ERI) Checklist is a tiered list of considerations, tips, and actionable strategies to enact during an institutional move to temporary remote instruction of classroom-based courses.
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==Brightspace Resources==
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Brightspace is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by Xavier and is the best pedagogical technology to start with during an emergency.
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* [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-documents/ Brightspace How-to Guides] (CAT Food Blog)
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* [https://cat.xula.edu/food/topic/brightspace/ Brightspace Tips] (CAT Food Blog)
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* [https://documentation.brightspace.com/ Brightspace Help] (D2L)
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* [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLSxTdOzKAFOCZjXav1aCRQ Brightspace YouTube Channel] (YouTube)
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* [https://community.brightspace.com/ Brightspace Community] (D2L)
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* [https://blog.citl.mun.ca/technologyresources/brightspace-how-tos/communication/choosing-the-proper-tool-for-communication/ Which Brightspace Tool should I use?] (Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Memorial University)
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* [https://wiki.millersville.edu/display/d2ldocs/Embedding+items Embed Web 2.0 Tools in your Brightspace Course] (Millersville University)
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==Resources for Technology Tools==
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Beyond Brightspace, there are a variety of technologies that can be used to provide teaching, learning, and assessment.
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* [https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/assessment-blog-wiki-or-forum-which-should-you-use Blog, Wiki or Forum - which should you use?] (University of New South Wales - Sydney)
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* [http://cat.xula.edu/food/50-web-tools/ 50 Web Tools] (CAT Food Blog)
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* [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-tip-83-be-ready-for-mother-nature-with-voicethreads-training-recap/ Be Ready for Mother Nature with VoiceThreads] (CAT Food Blog)
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* [http://suefrantz.com/ Technology for Academics] (Sue Frantz, Technology for Academics)
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* [http://blog.scientix.eu/2015/08/20/virtual-laboratories-in-teaching-and-learning-science/ Virtual Laboratories in Teaching and Learning Science] (Scientix Blog)
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* [https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/selecting-technologies Learning Outcomes/Technology Tools Matrix] (University of New South Wales - Sydney)
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==Accessibility Resources==
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When using technology to teach, try to ensure that materials are accessible to all students.
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* [https://cat.xula.edu/food/the-importance-of-accessibility-in-education/ Accessibility in Education] (CAT Food Blog)
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* Brightspace Accessibility Information
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** [https://www.d2l.com/accessibility D2L Committed to Accessibility in Education] (D2L)
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** [https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/le/content/instructor/about_accessible_courses_course_content.htm?Highlight=accessibility About Accessible Courses and Accessible Course Content] (D2L)
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** [https://documentation.brightspace.com/EN/accessibility/-/learner/accessibility_and_navigation_intro.htm Brightspace Accessibility and Navigation] (D2L)
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** [https://community.brightspace.com/s/article/Accessibility-and-Navigation-in-Brightspace-Learning-Environment-Learner-Guide Accessibility and Navigation in Brightspace - Learner Guide] (D2L)
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* Tips for Creating Accessible Content
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** [http://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-headings/ Headings] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [http://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-text-formatting/ Text Formatting] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [http://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-descriptive-links/ Descriptive Links] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-alt-text/ Alternative Text (Alt Text)] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-when-alt-text-is-not-enough/ Describing Complex Images] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-lists/ Lists] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [https://cat.xula.edu/food/brightspace-accessibility-tip-tables/ Tables] (CAT Food Blog)
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** [https://community.brightspace.com/s/article/Creating-Accessible-Course-Content-in-Microsoft-Word Creating Accessible Course Content In Microsoft Word] (D2L)
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** [https://community.brightspace.com/s/article/Creating-Accessible-Course-Content-in-Microsoft-PowerPoint Creating Accessible Course Content In Microsoft PowerPoint] (D2L)
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** [https://community.brightspace.com/s/article/Six-More-Tips-for-Making-Online-Courses-Accessible Six Tips For Making Online Courses Accessible] (D2L)
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* [https://www.nationaldeafcenter.org/sites/default/files/InstructorsTeachingDeafStudentsOnline.pdf Tips for Instructors: Teaching Deaf Students Online (pdf)] (National Deaf Center)
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* [https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/education/publications/teaching-chemistry-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf Teaching Chemistry to Students with Disabilities (pdf)] (American Chemical Society)
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* [http://webaim.org/intro/ Introduction to Web Accessibility] (Web Accessibility in Mind)
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* [http://oeraccess.merlot.org/ Open Education Resources (OER) and Accessibility] (Merlot)
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* [http://www.cast.org/ Universal Design for Learning] (CAST)
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* [https://www.purdue.edu/oie/Equal_Access_Opportunity/Web_Accessibility/EICT_Resources.php Web Accessibility] (Purdue University)
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* [http://www.microsoft.com/enable/training/office2010/ Microsoft Accessibility Resources] (Microsoft)
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* [http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/resources.html PDF Accessibility: Best Practices] (Adobe)
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==Corporate Freebies==
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During the COVID-19 outbreak, some telecom and software companies are offering freebies and discounts. This list may be updated.
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'''Internet access'''
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* [https://www.highspeedinternet.com/resources/internet-guide-during-coronavirus-outbreak Your Guide to Internet Service During New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak] (comprehensive listing)
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* [https://www.wkbw.com/news/national/coronavirus/spectrum-to-offer-free-broadband-and-wifi-to-students-without-it Spectrum to offer free broadband and WiFi to students without it]
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* [https://lifehacker.com/comcast-is-offering-60-days-of-free-internet-for-low-in-1842312439 Comcast Is Offering 60 Days of Free Internet for Low-Income Families Right Now]
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'''Software'''
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* [https://tophat.com/covid-19-response/ Top Hat platform free of charge for professors and students who have current, active classes] (see below for more on Top Hat)
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* [https://discover.techsmith.com/remote-techsmith/ TechSmith Snagit (screen recording tool) and TechSmith Video Review (asynchronous collaboration) free to use through June 2020]
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* [https://info.softchalk.com/extended-softchalk-cloud-trial SoftChalk offers free access to its online lesson creation and student interaction tool]
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* [https://nationbuilder.com/covid_19 NationBuilder is offering free software and services to governments, agencies, and NGOs engaged in COVID-19 direct relief and emergency response efforts]
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* [https://www.ibm.com/account/reg/us-en/signup?formid=urx-19774 IBM SPSS Statistics Trial]
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'''Top Hat tutorials'''
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* How to set up an asynchronous course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSWLk27SOp0&amp=&feature=youtu.be
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* How to set up a synchronous course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9BwIzm_aPI&amp=&feature=youtu.be
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* How to leverage Top Hat for remote lecturing in general: https://support.tophat.com/s/article/COVID-19-Teaching-Remotely-with-Top-Hat
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* Here is a link to register for webinars: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7792985879952776962
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Latest revision as of 17:16, 4 July 2020

Please note: These resources were compiled to support our quick pivot to emergency remote teaching during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in our area, in the spring of 2020. While we hope some of this content may be of continuing value, these pages are not being updated and may contain outdated information.

The following web sites and documents offer a variety of suggestions and "better practices" for remote teaching. Many are specific to the schools that produced them, but all offer useful advice that can be adapted.

See also: Xavier Library's index of resources that have been made available during the COVID-19 epidemic

Instructional Continuity Planning

An instructional continuity plan is a plan to ensure that learning can continue even when face-to-face meeting is not possible.

Emergency Remote Teaching

Remote teaching is the use of technology to allow teaching and learning to take place during a temporary emergency.

Brightspace Resources

Brightspace is the Learning Management System (LMS) used by Xavier and is the best pedagogical technology to start with during an emergency.

Resources for Technology Tools

Beyond Brightspace, there are a variety of technologies that can be used to provide teaching, learning, and assessment.

Accessibility Resources

When using technology to teach, try to ensure that materials are accessible to all students.

Corporate Freebies

During the COVID-19 outbreak, some telecom and software companies are offering freebies and discounts. This list may be updated.

Internet access

Software

Top Hat tutorials

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