Remote Teaching & Learning
CRC is available to meet virtually with faculty from March 18-24. Please sign up for an upcoming slot.
Bates offers and supports a variety of tools that enable courses to continue when students are unable to attend class for an extended period of time or in the event that classes are cancelled unexpectedly. Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) provides guidance in the event that you need to move your classes online due to unforeseen circumstances.
Note: This page is rapidly being updated in response to COVID-19.
Getting Started with Remote Teaching
Plan. Adapt. Communicate. Strategies from Bowdoin College.
Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Advice to Those About to Teach Online Because of the Corona-virus, Online Learning and Distance Education Resources
Please Do a Bad Job of Putting Your Courses Online, Rebecca Barrett-Fox
Use Lyceum as a Central Meeting Point
Lyceum is Bates’ learning management system (LMS). Based on the Moodle LMS 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, or try out the new Lyceum Messaging service.
- 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