If the university experiences an emergency campus closure or you have an unexpected or unforeseen absence, and you find yourself needing to join your class remotely, you might refer to these tips for quickly moving from on-ground to an online classroom format.
- Get details about the closure or event: Campus closures or emergencies will be reported at Tulane Emergency so that is a good place to look for information, including estimates of how long you may need to teach your course online.
- Check with your school and/or department: Your instructor, school and/or department may issue more details about the situation and guidelines about their expectations for classes. Visit Schools/Colleges FAQ page for details.
- Communicate with your instructor right away: Even if you don’t yet have a plan in place, communicate with your instructor as soon as possible about any questions or concerns related to your coursework. Closely monitor your email or Canvas (Tulane’s learning management system).
- Remain calm and be flexible: As you plan to participate in online instruction, You will likely have to make changes in the way you interact with your classroom environment. Allow yourself time to join your class a few moments before it begins and find a location with few interruptions if possible.
- Review your course schedule to determine priorities: Your instructor may need to modify the syllabus and course requirements during this period. Your instructor will provide an update, so please check your course for announcements and pay close attention to revised due dates and assignments.
Using Canvas and Zoom
Tulane University provides support for using Canvas and its integrated tools to complete your coursework. Zoom is available for you to attend course sessions, as well as host your own with fellow students and colleagues. Note: Before you can use Zoom, you must install the Zoom app for your laptop or device and log in for the first time.
Office of Student Success
Transitioning to remote learning presents a new set of challenges and the Office of Student Success encourages you to tap into the available resources to continue your academic journey with Tulane. Visit the Virtual Learning Student Support page for additional information.
Goldman Center for Student Accessibility
Academic requests for accessibility accommodations will continue to be managed by the team at the Goldman Center. Please consult with your Academic Advisor or the Goldman Center if you have questions about your existing accommodation or require new accommodations as we transition to the online classroom. Visit the FAQ page for more descriptive details.
Other Tulane technologies
Tulane IT provides a variety of collaboration tools that can help support your online learning experience. For assistance using these tools, contact IT by submitting a Help request at http://support.tulane.edu.
Need something else?
Tulane IT may be able to help or direct you to the right support for Tulane technologies. You can call the IT Service Desk at 504-862-8888 or submit a Help request at http://support.tulane.edu.
Questions, Concerns, Suggestions
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