Moving Courses Online Fast

As coronavirus spreads, colleges and universities are scrambling to respond to potential health-care crises, school and business closings, and other issues that are arising and evolving on a daily basis.  They each face a major challenge: How can colleges continue to offer instruction if they decide to temporarily cancel classes or transition in-person classes to online and hybrid courses? As a short-term solution, a growing number colleges have decided to move many classes online or to hybrid classrooms. 

For the Fall  2020 semester, McNeese will be offering classes in several different modalities and eLearning has compiled a collection of resources, advice guides, and opinion pieces on online learning to help faculty and staff members with the adjustment. 

A switch to online learning isn’t a perfect solution, of course: Some instructors have never taught online before, and technical issues can be a challenge. However, many colleges are briefly looking to online learning as a way to salvage students’ education in the wake of the pandemic. 

We hope this collection of articles and resources can offer some guidance during these uncertain times. 

We have included articles to help with classroom management strategies to this knowledgebase.  Also, check out recommendations for setting up your Moodle course.