Updated academic protocol guidance (effective September 9, 2021) allows instructors to temporarily move classes online for up to 2 weeks if the number of students who are unable to attend class in-person negatively affects student learning. 

Before any change in course modality, instructors must inform the department chair and notify the Registrar’s Office by completing the Temporary Instructional Mode Change Notification form

Our advice for shifting modes: keep it simple.

Focus on the key components for your course during this time period and use familiar technology tools that are supported at UD. The pandemic taught us to think differently about location and time: your Canvas site can be an effective central meeting place, ensuring that all students have equitable access to your course content and activities.  

This guide will help you identify key strategies for maintaining a quality learning experience for you and your students when shifting instructional delivery modes:

  1. Optimize your Canvas site.
  2. Meet your students in Zoom
  3. Make good use of learning videos.
  4. Get help.

Planning to teach from campus and letting students choose whether to join in person or remotely? See our guide to running a concurrent classroom. Note: Concurrent classrooms require orchestration and practice, and not all courses and classrooms are suitable. Consider engaging an instructional designer by using our Consultation Request form.

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We transform your teaching by following systematic, research-backed processes to turn your teaching ideas into reality. We bring our teaching experience and instructional design skills to deliver on our commitment to your teaching success. We embrace a team-based approach with Faculty Commons partners along with support professionals from around campus. Most of all, we help you build great Canvas courses.