Steps for Maintaining Instructional Continuity

These are steps to follow when an emergency prevents access to campus. See Using Instructional Technologies for Traditional Classroom Contingency Planning for more details, training, and rationale. 

Course Setup

Communication

Lecture with D2L

  • Upload and publish content in D2L. Use the Content tool  to make course files, such as your syllabus or course notes, available to students.  
    • Create Modules.         
    • Add content to Modules to create Topics.
  • Create electronic copies of materials and upload them for easy retrieval.
  • Record lectures using TechSmith Relay.  Instructors can use a headset and computer to easily record audio on top of their PowerPoint slides and store them in TechSmith's "My Library."

D2L Gradebook

Assignments & Exam Alternatives

  • Create assignments for students to submit papers and projects.   
  • Create quizzes
  • Create discussions to facilitate discussion on a variety of topics.  

Get More Training

  • Go to myWorkshops through myLoneStar for more information about ongoing training sessions or go to vtac.lonestar.edu to discover resources available for faculty.
  • Direct students to vlac.lonestar.edu to discover resources available for students.