Items for Action
- All who If you are teaching online in the fall will need to have completed an appropriate training. You can find training from TIDES to support online learning success and further resources in the Online/Blended Course Planning Commons.
Seeking something more? Submit ideas to be included in these trainings by emailing email@example.comBegin preparing your Canvas presence for fall courses. Templates will be available in mid-July. In the meantime visit this page, which includes a schedule of workshops and information about one-on-one consultations.in person, familiarize yourself with what to do if a student is not complying with the face mask requirement.
- Follow all syllabus guidance for Fall 2020.
UT Online Education Task Force has a Canvas page for the sharing of ideas and best practices relating to online teaching.
There is also a Canvas course that provides faculty the basics and TIDES has resources on a page about Preparing for Fall.
- The College's Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) has assembled resources and a list of contact people in CNS who can support faculty teaching online. You can also request a consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org. These and other planning resources for faculty who teach are here.
- TIDES has a checklist for faculty teaching online courses.
- The Provost's Office has posted FAQs specific to Fall teaching at the FAQ site related to COVID-19 for faculty.
- The Faculty Innovation Center has a new Online/Blended Course Planning Commons, as well as resources especially for grad student instructors and TAs.
Accommodations for Instructors and for Students
- Faculty can reach out to their dean or department chair to obtain a clear mask if needed for instructors working with students or colleagues who require lipreading.
- Instructors at high risk can make requests for accommodations. Additionally, those who do not wish to teach in person because they have members of their household who are at high risk can may request a flexible teaching arrangement.
- Online instruction may require additional accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure their equitable access.
- Faculty with students in the military in their classes need to be familiar with the University’s policy on military absences and policy on withdrawal for military service. Students who are veterans may be deployed and require accommodations. Learn more here.
- Many students are coping with extra challenges at home or in their mental health. Learn more about supporting them here.
Zoom and Panopto
- Access Zoom at UT: https://utexas.zoom.us
- Read "How to Use Zoom to Hold Class and/or Office Hours" by MBS Professor Janice Fischer.
- View short, recorded webinars from Zoom support.
- Learn about teaching synchronously with Zoom.
- See a Panopto how-to from the iSchool.
- Provide a first-run Zoom checklist for students.