Getting ready to teach online this fall? (Classes begin Tuesday, 9/5.) This checklist will help you prepare.
IMPORTANT If you have students who are affected by Hurricane Harvey, please make every effort to reach out and support them.
Here are some suggestions:
#1 – Review the most recent updates to the online learning system.
#2 – Get familiar with the Academy's Online Teaching Standards.
New standards were established in Spring 2017, so make sure you are familiar with the current expectations. Review the list and download the rubric to help you assess your own effectiveness as an online instructor.
#3 – Review the Workday requirements for reporting your hours (for part-time employees only).
#4 – Plan your time: Review & download the fall Online Module Calendar.
PLEASE NOTE: This semester, Module 1 is shorter than usual (ending on Sunday, September 10), while Module 15 has been extended through Monday, December 18.
The Thanksgiving Holiday is Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26.
#5 – Clarify and post your expectations.
#6 – Make your class student-ready.
#7 – Introduce yourself via video — and ask your students to do the same. Learn more: Connecting with your students via video
You might also consider tagging all your students in this initial post. Learn more: More tips for tagging
#8 – Take care of administrative tasks.
#9 – Set up an online office (optional).
#10 – Get some support.