Approaches and Technology
The University of Dayton has an extensive toolkit and support system in place to assist faculty in moving their classes online.The communication options and course activities listed below represent the recommended approaches and technologies for temporarily conducting your class in an online format.
While this list is not exhaustive, these are the most important technologies for you to continue teaching. You may find other technologies and approaches that better suit your needs, but please remember that eLearning is not staffed to support all software choices.
Communication is an important component of any course, but especially when transitioned to an online format. Communicating frequently with students helps keep them informed of schedule changes and upcoming deadlines. It’s important that you convey any changes in the delivery or expectations of the class as soon as you know them.
Many traditional classroom activities can be moved online with a little bit of work and help from technology already present at UD. It may also take some adjustment for both you and your students to become accustomed to participating in online learning activities. It won't be the same experience as in the face-to-face setting, but it'll at least keep your students engaged with the course material in a meaningful way.
Getting Started with Isidore
Isidore is a robust learning management system (LMS) with extensive tool options for full-featured online experiences. If you're new to Isidore, though, we suggest using only the features noted below to help you get up and running as fast as possible in the event of a campus closure.
Getting Started with Zoom
Zoom is a web conferencing tool for one-on-one or full class meetings. It is integrated within Isidore, but may also be used outside of Isidore. With this tool, you can host class discussions, share your screen, and set students off on group projects.