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In order to prepare to teach your course remotely, consider the following steps.

Plan Ahead

Make sure your syllabus and as much course content as possible are available to students via Canvas. Set expectations with students about how the course will proceed remotely.

Familiarize yourself with Emory's Tools and Technologies

Make sure that you are familiar with the tools available to continue teaching synchronously and asynchronously. This site provides an overview of many of these tools. If you need help understanding these tools, set up a one-on-one consultation, attend workshops, and watch tutorials now.

Begin practicing using these tools before your course continues in the remote teaching environment. Make sure that you have headphones with a microphone (the ones that came with your mobile phone will work, or you could order something like this) and a webcam (the built-in webcam on your laptop will suffice).

Access Emory Information about Potential Instructional Disruptions

Check the Emory University COVID-19 website for the latest updates.

Follow the Lead of your Department

Departments and Programs may have specific models or approaches that they would like all courses to follow when teaching remotely. Relevant departments will instruct faculty about how to handle experiential components of courses, such as labs. The College and your department will issue relevant information addressing exams, if needed.

Communicate with Students Early and Often

Set expectations with your students about when and how you will be communicating (Emory email, Canvas, etc.). Please remind students to set their notifications to automatically receive Canvas announcements in their Emory email inbox.

Review your Course to Determine Realistic Priorities and the Best Mode of Delivery

In a remote learning format, your course activities and assignments may need to be adjusted. Consider the priorities of your course and whether the planned activities need to be postponed or adjusted in order to best accomplish your learning objectives. Determine how to best cover your course material remotely and how assignments need to be modified or changed for remote delivery. You will likely need to adjust the expectations you have for your students in order to accommodate any difficulties they may encounter during the closure (illness, caring for family members, internet connectivity, time zone changes etc.).