Instructional Continuity Plan
Tips to Help You Get Started

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Course delivery is vulnerable to unplanned events. Potential interruptions to class activities include but are not limited to natural disasters, widespread illness, acts of violence, planned or unexpected construction-related closures, severe weather conditions, and medical emergencies. Whatever the event, an instructional continuity plan will help you to be ready to continue teaching with minimal interruption. This workshop will give you tips to help you get started developing your own instructional continuity plan.

Note: We will use Bb Collaborate Web Conference for this virtual workshop. You will be able to attend this workshop from the comfort of your home or office. Alternatively, you can use one of the computers in CAT+FD computer lab (library, room 532A) to attend the workshop. If you are joining the web conference from your home or office, please run the first time users system check at least 24 hours in advance of the web conference to make sure your computer is setup and ready to go. A headset with microphone is recommended. Headsets will be provided for those who choose to attend the web conference in CAT+FD computer lab. While it is sometimes possible to use iPhone headphones that have built-in microphones on VoIP programs like Skype, these headsets can cause heavy interference in Collaborate sessions. Therefore the iPhone type headphones are not recommended.

If you are not familiar with Bb Collaborate, please view this short Online Orientation for Participants video tutorial [7:20] well in advance of joining the session.

  • Led by: Ms. Janice Florent (CAT+FD); Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT+FD/Psychology)
  • Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: Attend virtually or come to Library rm 532A
  • Sponsor: Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development (CAT+FD)

Note: Visit our website for additional Blackboard workshops or contact Janice Florent. Blackboard How-to guides and on demand videos are available. Also visit Blackboard Bits, Bytes, and Nibbles for Blackboard Tips.

To register: RSVP to to receive an email with a link to access the web conference. Also, please indicate whether you will attend the web conference in Library room 532A (CAT+FD computer lab).

Tags: Blackboard, disaster planning, instructional continuity, virtual
Format: presentation
Event ID: 01373

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