In July 2014, the University introduced a new policy on instructional continuity. The purpose of the policy is to support the continuation of instructional activities through synchronous distance instruction when unforeseen disruptions cause delayed openings or campus closure. The full policy, which applies to all campuses, is located under Section IX. Other University and Main Campus Policies on the University's Graduate School website.
IST is committed to maintaining alignment with the University policy and supporting administrative and instructional continuity on the Law Center campus in the event of planned changes or unplanned University closure. IST provides faculty, staff and students with the software resources needed to connect to classes, people and technology from remote locations.
To this end, the Law Center strongly encourages the use of teleconferencing and web conferencing tools to allow classes to meet remotely. The Law Center uses Zoom as the web conferencing option that faculty members can use to hold a virtual class meeting. All Georgetown faculty, including adjunct faculty, and staff are provided with an individual Zoom account. IST has produced a short video tutorial on how to use Zoom. To get started using Zoom, click here for step-by-step instructions on how to configure your Zoom account and to hold your first Zoom session.
Students can quickly join a Zoom session by logging in from Georgetown’s Zoom Portal and entering the Meeting ID # provided by your instructor. You may also dial into a Zoom meeting by calling (646) 568-7788 and entering the Meeting ID # provided by your instructor. Students and instructors who use Canvas can also access Zoom by logging into Canvas and clicking on Zoom Conferencing from your specific Course menu in Canvas.
Specific details and instructions regarding additional tools such as virtual private network (VPN), file access, remote desktop, telephone services, teleconferencing services, instant messaging services, learning management system (LMS) and lecture capture are documented in IST’s Administrative and Instructional Continuity guide.
The Technology Service Desk is available via email, telephone (202-662-9284) or in-person (McD 152) to answer any questions you may have regarding administrative and instructional continuity at the Law Center.