This toolkit's purpose is to assist CCCS college instructors and staff while they support students to achieve essential core course learning outcomes and course requirements during the COVID-19 disruption. In this toolkit, you will find remote and online instructional resources and guides, and contact information for CCCOnline technical assistance, instructional design assistance, and consulting. Whether you are navigating remote or online instruction for the first time or are a seasoned online instructor, this toolkit has resources for you.
Remote Instruction and Online Courses
This Toolkit presents two general approaches for ensuring instructional continuity: remote instruction and online courses. Colleges may elect to use remote instruction, fully online courses, or a mix of both. Some colleges and departments may centrally determine an approach, while others may elect to have instructors determine the approach that works best for their course and students.
How Do I Decide?
Remote instruction may be the most efficient way for an instructor to transition from the physical classroom in the event of a campus closure or emergency. Courses using remote instruction strategies may be synchronous and/or asynchronous. They most often involve using the D2L course shell for hosting essential course materials such as the syllabus and announcements, and grade book. Synchronous (set times when the students meet together with the instructor) tools such as WebEx can effectively be leveraged for remote instruction as well as asynchronous recorded materials.
Online Courses. Highly structured hybrid courses with ample online content may be well suited for conversion to complete online delivery with some modifications. Online courses at CCCS are delivered asynchronously, online, and through the D2L learning management system. The design and development of these courses are complete well before the teaching session begins. While some online courses may have some synchronous activities, the majority of online courses are completely asynchronous. The online asynchronous modality is the most common distance instruction style and is predominately used for distance education at CCCS. With online asynchronous instruction, there are set schedules, deadlines, and classroom engagement requirements, however, students are not required to log in at a certain time and date. Attendance is determined through regular and substantial interactions between instructors and students with graded academic activities aligned to learning outcomes.
Generally, in an online course, instructional materials such as lessons, instructions, and audio or video materials are pre-recorded; electronic announcements can be posted in the LMS; instructors and students interact in an asynchronous discussion board; assignments, quizzes, and exams are submitted and evaluated electronically; and assessment grades are recorded in an online grade book.
This work, "How to Continue Instruction When You Cannot Meet in Person", is a derivative of
"Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption, for SIS and PWR" by Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer
used under CC BY SA NC "How to Continue Instruction When You Cannot Meet in Person"
and is licensed under CC BY SA NC by CCCOnline.