TC Academic Continuity Planning

This site is a collaboration between the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), Academic Technology Services , the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) to ensure our teaching community is prepared to offer classroom-based courses online. This is meant to be a dynamic and interactive resource, and we will be regularly updating the content. Please bookmark this site for easy reference.

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Sharing files, creating assignments or discussions

Canvas is the central place to share information with your students. Learn about ways you can add resources and activities in Canvas, as well as best practices for organizing your course.

Conducting class sessions online

Zoom is TC's video conferencing tool. It can be used to host your classes online. Your can meet with your students and lead discussions, break students up into groups, or even have students lead presentations.

Recording lecturing videos or my voice over slides

If you are able to prepare your lecture materials in advance, this is certainly a viable alternative to lecturing live via Zoom. Recorded lectures can be really helpful to students because they can watch and rewind the lectures at their own pace.

Teaching and facilitating effective online learning

It's not just about the technology. How do you engage with students from a distance? How do you facilitate meaningful discussions? How do you create an online learning experience that is engaging and effective?

Have you completed the Academic Continuity Questionnaire?

If not, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. This helps us get information about the needs individual faculty have. If you have an immediate need, please contact academiccontinuity@tc.columbia.edu.

Do you need assistance or have questions or concerns?

Please check out FAQs or contact academiccontinuity@tc.columbia.edu. The Academic Continuity Support Team was formed to offer rapid response to inquiries from the TC instructional community who need assistance in preparing their classes for online delivery in the event of school closure. Team members are available Mondays - Fridays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Disability-Related Accommodations

For students or faculty in need of disability-related accommodations to attend the class remotely or to conduct the class remotely (such as interpreting services, alternative text documents, captioning, or note-taking to name a few), please contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) at oasid@tc.edu, or 212-678-3689, or (646) 755-3144 video phone as early as possible. For faculty members in need of assistance to prepare their course work and conduct the class to meet student accommodation needs, OASID is available to provide guidance and may be contacted via the information above.