Though a short break from classes due to emergency closures may be a nice break, it's always a good idea to have a back-up plan for facilitating your class. Perhaps the closure lasts longer than expected or maybe you have a special guest lecturer who cannot be rescheduled.
This set of recommendations provides tips and guidance in the event you need to move your classes online due to unforeseen circumstances*.
- Post an Announcement in your course notifying students of the date and time of the meeting. Let them know they can access the meeting through the BlueJeans tab in your Canvas course.
- Record the meeting for students who are not able to attend. Recording options are available both when scheduling the meeting in Canvas and during the session.
- For short, simple videos, you can use the video recorder available in the rich content editor to record a video or audio message for your students. The tool is available in several areas in Canvas and can be used when posting an Announcement.
* Please refer to the Using Canvas to Facilitate Classes During Emergency Closure page in the Canvas Learning Center for up-to-date recommendations.
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