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SUNY Support for Remote Instruction Efforts

SUNY System is providing a variety of support to all campuses, not just SUNY Online programs, as campuses switch from face-to-face instruction to distance learning.

Here are some direct links that you might find useful:

Drop-in Sessions for Remote Teaching Support

These sessions are staffed Monday-Friday, 7:00AM to midnight, Sat 10AM to 5:00PM, and Sun 1:00pm to 9:00PM. Instructional designers on the call can provide advice on different asynchronous and synchronous activities you can use to accomplish your instructional goals, and can support both Blackboard and Moodle instructors.

Remote Learning During COVID-19

  • Teaching at a Distance: There’s a good ‘online tools and technology solutions’ section, as well as links to various SUNY resources
  • Student Resources for Remote Learning: students also need help and advice as they adjust to unexpected remote classwork, as well as dealing with whatever circumstances they find themselves in if they’ve had to quickly move off campus.
  • SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic
    • Much of the technical training deals with how to use Blackboard, but there are sessions on creating instructional videos with Explain Everything (an app that I use and recommend), and sessions on ThinkingStorm which is an online tutoring service that Purchase is bringing online.
    • There are a lot of good workshops coming up listed under the Remote Instruction Skills section: moving labs online, alternative assessments for online learning, groupwork in online asynchronous classes, best practices for academic integrity, reducing cognitive load, and others.
    • There are recordings of past webinars linked under the Remote Teaching Playlist, and slides & handouts for the sessions under Presentation Materials.

Please don’t forget about the importance of Accessibility as classes move to remote instruction.

The TLTC remains available to support your remote instruction efforts.

  • Check our Events page for upcoming workshops and webinars, including drop-in sessions that I’ve added to the schedule where we can gather to ask questions, and share tips and concerns.  I can’t offer virtual wine and cheese for the Friday afternoon drop-in session, but feel free to end out the week on your end however you choose.
  • I have a workshop scheduled for Getting Started with ePortfolios Friday morning, to go over how to use the Mahara system and how it works with Moodle. The recording is now available at our YouTube channel.
  • See our TLTC Support for Remote Instruction Efforts story which lists and provides access to our various resources.
  • See our Teaching During Campus Closure guide for a one-stop-shop of resources and help guides to support you as you transition your courses fully online.