Mar 5, 2020

Follow up on Maintaining Educational Continuity in the Context of the Coronavirus

In preparation for potential situations in which members of our campus community become ill or under quarantine, the campus is planning for maintaining educational continuity. The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) has a number of resources to support faculty and units, including three general events and a webinar series. A follow up email will provide a detailed schedule and instructions for registration.

General Event – Conversations on Teaching and Continuity during Unplanned Events and Emergencies

This event is an opportunity to have structured conversations between faculty and the DTEI staff that will include the following topics and more:

  • Alternatives to holding class in person
  • Maintaining communication with students
  • Creating alternative assignments and exams
  • Facilitating discussions and presentations remotely


  • 10–11 a.m., Thursday, March 5 via Zoom –
  • 2–3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5, AIRB 1030
  • 2–3:30 p.m., Monday, March 9, AIRB 1030

RSVP available at:

Webinar Series

The webinar series will cover the following four topics. A detailed schedule will be sent at a later date.

  1. Teaching preparation for a campus closure or emergency situation – This webinar will focus on the main issues previously highlighted – video capture of lectures, managing files on Canvas, and utilizing EEE and Canvas gradebooks.
  2. Keep on Teaching: Five easy steps to setup a course remotely
  3. Communicating with students during disruption
  4. Training your TAs and LAs to support students’ learning remotely

Webinar URL:

Custom workshops are also available by request. Email Andrea Aebersold at for more information.

For questions, please contact Brian Sato, Associate Dean for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (

Thank you for your efforts to plan for potential disruptions, including the coronavirus, in our ability to deliver our curriculum and fulfill our educational mission.

Michael Dennin
Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education