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Planning & Templates for Spring 2021

This checklist will help with planning and developing your class, communicating with students, designing and improving your course for the future.

Email [email protected] for the templates for MWF or TTH classes.

Best Practices

When shifting from face-to-face or in-person learning to online learning, be sure to communicate to your students any and all changes that will take place based on the best practices.

Learn More about Best Practices

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Both recorded and upcoming training sessions for improving your online and blended teaching.

Find trainings and workshops

Supporting Students

Help students who do not have access to high-speed Internet, are caring for sick relatives, or are facing other issues during this emergency. Provide opportunities for them to complete work asynchronously.

Learn More about Supporting Students

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Online Exams & Alternative Assessment

Exams can be challenging in a remote teaching/learning situation.  However, there are ways to minimize academic integrity violations while still ensuring that the exam accurately reflects student learning.

Online Exams & Alternative Assessment Webpage

Teach Labs Online

Labs must be delivered via distance, remote and online means through the end of the spring semester. There will be no classroom instruction.
-President Waded Cruzado

See our strategies and how-tos for offering labs online.

Teach Labs Online Webpage

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Faculty Helping Faculty

MSU has assembled a team of faculty leaders in online and remote teaching to serve as peer advisors and provide general support, serve as a sounding board for your concerns and ideas, and show by example how things can be done in a triage mode.

Faculty Helping Faculty Webpage