Instructional Continuity - Face-to-Face to Online
Extended campus closures and course cancellations can occur as a result of inclement weather, widespread illness, unexpected events, etc. In the event of a campus closure, instructors may be required to temporarily move their face-to-face courses online.
Is my face-to face course available in Canvas?
Yes. A Canvas course shell is automatically provided for all UW-Parkside courses, regardless of their format (i.e. face-to-face, hybrid, online).
How do I find my course shells in Canvas?
Click on the Canvas login button and log in using your UW-Parkside NetID and Password.
Do students have access to course shells?
No. By default, all courses are brought into Canvas in an unpublished state. This allows the instructor to develop/add content to the course before students have access to it.
How do I grant student access once I've added content to the course?
Where do I begin?
In order to add content to your course, the first thing you'll want to do is add a module. See (How do I add a module?)
How do I add a file to my course?
Tips to help you be well-prepared to move your course online in the event of a campus closure
It is a good idea to make plans now for what you will do with your course when you have an emergency. Practice using the tools ahead of time.
- Use a web conferencing tool such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom to hold live class sessions or for one-on-one meetings with individual students.
- Use Canvas Announcements to post important information for your students.
- Take connectivity into consideration. Students who are not on campus may have poor internet connectivity and may not be able to participate in real time.
- Communication is key! Tell students how often you will communicate with them and what your turn-around time is for returning messages. This sets reasonable expectations.
These additions to your course routine will mean that you and your students will be well-prepared to take your course temporarily online if needed.
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