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In the event of an emergency situation, it may be become necessary to teach remotely. Perhaps the closure lasts longer than expected or widespread illness makes in-person instruction challenging.  The goal is to maintain the delivery of quality instruction as much as possible to minimize the disruption of student progress toward degree completion.

In the event of an extended campus closure, the University of Missouri – St. Louis expects faculty to adapt face-to-face and blended instructional activities for online delivery. This will ensure continuity of instruction. The links below provide both technical and pedagogical advice to faculty to keep teaching. 

Resources for Pivoting - Fall 2020

Highlighted below are a number of resources that will help you finish out the semester strong as we pivot to remote learning.

Resilient Course Design Plan

Re-envisioning Classroom Activities for Online and Socially Distanced Classrooms

Planning for Testing and Finals

Using Canvas for Online Exams

Converting Exams into Take-Home Exams

Alternative Assessment Options

Using Testing Center (by appointment only)

Help and Support for Shifting to Online Email from the CTL


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The resources listed here provide multiple options for keeping your class running. In order to make the class run smoothly during this time, focus on the most basic elements you need to put in place to meet your short-term instructional objectives. If the situation continues, you can add more activities back in, finding ways to accomplish them online as well. 

Getting Ready

Getting Help

Communicating with Students

Zoom: Meeting Online in Real Time

Canvas: Delivering Course Content and Interaction

Adapting Seminar and Discussion-Based Courses Online

Adapting Lecture-Based Courses Online

Adapting Labs Online

Online Assessments and Exams

Just-in-Time Remote Teaching in the Disciplines

Blended and Online Syllabus Templates and Sample Syllabus Statements



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This content was modified with permission from similar pages at New York Institute of Technology, Indiana University and Dartmouth University.