The University has recently adopted a new policy that intends to ensure instructional continuity even when the University is closed due to inclement weather or liberal leave. The Law Center plans to use telephones and web conferencing tools for instructional continuity. Faculty are asked to plan ahead in order to be ready to teach remotely so that classes do not need to be cancelled during those times. Instituting this new policy necessitates some advance planning in order to teach from alternate locations. Faculty will always have a choice of holding a makeup class, however, we hope to move towards a practice of instructional continuity and avoid the complicated rescheduling process that often follows a closure.
An overview of the two options we have identified for remote teaching is outlined below. We highly encourage faculty to review the information before hand and decide in advance which option they prefer. Any questions you have can be addressed to the Technology Service Desk.
Remote Teaching Options:
A conference number is assigned to each classroom so that students and faculty can call in remotely. This option only requires access to a phone. There is no software installation or advanced preparation needed for this option other than dialing the provided conference number for your class and the host pin.
- Web conference
A web conference link is also assigned to each classroom. This option requires a computer with the web conferencing client installed. More information about preparing to use both audio and video over the web is provided below if you wish to use this option.
More information on both options can be found here. Again, you may choose either option—telephone conference call or web conference—for teaching your class remotely at the regularly scheduled time. If neither suits your needs, you may choose to reschedule the class at a later date.