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Resources for Online Classes

When classroom instruction is interrupted due to emergencies, delivering classes using online tools (such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or Google Drive) is a way to continue classes at a distance.This resource guide provides tips and guidance.

Communicating with Students

Moodle

Even if you are not a frequent Moodle user, you may want to consider using it as the primary space where you communicate with your students and let them know your plan for remote classes. Make sure your class is visible, if you have not used it previously.

Moodle Announcement Forum:

Announcement forum is at the top of the course by default. If you post there, it will go out to all students enrolled in your course via email. This is a great way to send out timely updates so that you can be sure that all of your students are up to date.

Google Classroom

For all Google Education resources you use on campus, you will log in with your Transy email and credentials.
EXAMPLE: janedoe@transy.edu AND your Transy password

If you already use Google Classroom or wish to transition courses to this platform, you may communicate with your students and let them know your plan for remote classes. The Stream feature allows you to post announcements to the entire class. The Classwork section allows you to post individual assignments, activities, resources, etc.

Google Meet & Hangouts Chat

If you need to share files and computer screens with a group in a "face to face" setting, Google Meet is a great option. If you simply need to "chat" and don't need to see others or share computer screens, Google Hangouts Chat is the better option.

Email

You can bulk email your entire class using the class auto-group lists through TNET or Moodle. When sending emails you should stress whether students should Reply All or just to you individually.

 

Guide template and various resources copied, with permission, from E.H. Little Library, Davidson College