Data is indicating that we will see a surge in COVID-19 cases in January 2022. Because of this projection coinciding with the start of the next SGPP term on January 3, 2022, the first four weeks of that term will be held online. This is also defined as “Emergency Remote Learning,” as previously outlined here. So, from January 3, 2022, through January 30, 2022, all courses on our Twin Cities and Rochester campuses will be held virtually. In certain cases, exceptions may be made for classes that cannot be offered online. These will be handled on a case-by-case basis with approval from Academic Affairs.
The CELT website has a variety of resources prepped and ready to support you during this shift. For training sessions on Canvas, Panopto, Zoom, and more, please check out the Recorded Trainings linked here. In addition, resources on the CardinalFlex model are designed to guide your shift to teaching fully online.
Additionally, the Remote Teaching Guidelines have been updated to ensure best practices, tools, and support systems are easily available for you. Also, the Remote Learning Guidelines pages have also been updated and are recommended to share with your students.
If at any point you would like to have a dedicated session to review your course content, practice using a tool, or discuss how best to engage your students when fully online, please click here to schedule a consultation with a member of Instructional Technology. They will be available the week of December 27th through December 30th to ensure a smooth start to your semester. They will be able to guide you through using various tools (Canvas, Zoom, Panopto, etc..) and provide support in shifting course activities to best suit the online environment.
If you have any questions please contact: