Remote Teaching & Learning
Bates offers and supports a variety of technology tools that enable courses to be held in-person, remotely, or in a mixed modality environment.
Use Lyceum as a Central Meeting Point
Lyceum is Bates’ learning management system (LMS). Based on the Moodle platform, it provides many services and tools to faculty and students, including discussion forums, assignment submission, text chat, and a quizzing tool. It is an easy means of posting files and linking to other resources at Bates and beyond. Getting started with Lyceum is simple, and CRC is here to help.
For most, Lyceum is a good choice for a central meeting point.
Record Lectures and Lessons to Share with Students
Creating a Video Recording with Quicktime (macOS devices only)
Screen Recording with Quicktime (macOS devices only)
Encouraging Asynchronous Interaction and Communication
There are multiple ways to facilitate communication with your students:
- Use a threaded discussion board on Lyceum. Consider creating a discussion board where you post course announcements and students can reply with questions
- Communicate regularly with your students to ensure that they are making appropriate progress. You can email your students using Quickmail in Lyceum or course mailing lists in Google Groups.
- Update materials on Lyceum to reflect changes in the syllabus, assignments or other class requirements
- Hold office hours via web video meetings, chat, or provide options for students to reach you by phone
Lyceum forums allow for robust student discussions. Students can use forums to post reflections on course content or assignments, comment on posts from other students, and/or ask questions.
Assessing Student Learning
Equitable and Inclusive Pedagogical Practices
Inclusion, Equity, and Access While Teaching Remotely, Rice University