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.
To this end, the University offers Zoom web conferencing, available to all faculty, staff and students. Zoom enables you to conduct live online class presentations, conferences, and meetings. Faculty and staff can use Zoom to connect with students and with colleagues from around world with audio, video and screen sharing.
Faculty and staff who wish to get started using Zoom can click here and follow these brief instructions to get underway.
Students who wish to join a Zoom meeting can do so by going to Georgetown’s Zoom Portal and entering the Meeting ID number supplied by their instructor. You may also dial into a Zoom meeting at the following (toll) number — 1 646 568 7788 — and entering the Meeting ID number, followed by the # sign, at the prompt.
Any questions you have can be addressed to the Technology Service Desk.