This post was updated January 4, 2022
The Duke administration decided that classes will be online until January 18 in order to reduce the spread of COVID. Given that the new variant of COVID is highly transmissible, instructors should be prepared for students absences and perhaps a longer time online. To stay informed, check Duke’s Covid-19 page for the latest news.
We offer these resources so you can prepare for any teaching situation in Spring 2022:
- Preparing Your Spring Course
Adopt best practices in course design, communication with students and assessments that strengthen student learning in all learning environments.
- Keeping Class Going in Emergencies
Explore how to handle class cancellations, move quickly to online teaching and identify resources for students in crisis.
- How Can I Support Student Well-Being?
Discover methods to support students via teaching, advising and mentoring and also practice self-care.
- Using Zoom Meetings in Sakai
Schedule and record class sessions through your Sakai site.
- Zoom for Teaching
Identify strategies for teaching in Zoom effectively.
- Teaching Courses That Are Both Online and In-Person
Consider how to design a course that can handle any challenges that arise when students must be absent for extended periods.
- Teaching With a Mask
Identify strategies to overcome audio issues caused by wearing masks.
- Faculty Recommendations for Hybrid and Remote Teaching
Discover what strategies Duke faculty used to take advantage of Zoom and how they modified their assessment design to fit online teaching.
- Using a Course Backchannel
Adopt online methods for students to ask questions, answer polls and start conversations in live sessions either in the classroom or remote instruction.
Learning Innovation will have extended drop-in office hours, with your choice of meeting on Zoom or in person January 3-7. Drop in to say hello and get ideas! In addition to office hours, you may also email us at email@example.com.