In times of significant disruption, the key goal is to help students get the support they need to meet core course objectives. The tips and strategies below will help you to continue teaching your face-to-face course in the case of a temporary disruption of campus operations.
  • Keep in mind that students have differing levels of access to technology and internet connectivity, and that the availability of personal computers, computer labs, libraries, or other public access points may be limited. Alternate assignments or accommodations may be necessary on a case by case basis.
  • Keep in contact with students and encourage them to communicate with each other. Ongoing communication will help students stay engaged and feel connected.

What to Start Doing in Advance of a Disruption

To be prepared in case of a temporary disruption, take the following actions now:
  • Make sure that you can log into all the HCCS websites that you might need from your home computer and other devices.
    These systems may include email, (My Hunter), Powerschool, and Turnitin. Make sure that you know the password for each of these systems and that all your operating systems are up-to-date and compatible with any software you might use.
  • Make sure you can access your materials from home.
    Save any course teaching materials from your office computer to a place that you can access outside the office. Options include your work Drive, a personal Dropbox account or a portable drive.
  • Make sure you can change your voicemail message and access your office voicemail from home.
    Practice changing your office voicemail message. If you do not currently receive your voicemail message via email, contact the ICIT department help you set this up.
  • Make sure your students know the best way to reach you.
    In the event of a disruption of Campus Schools operations, you may opt to communicate with students via email, voice mail, personal phone, or other tools.
  • Let students know how you plan to communicate with them in the event of a temporary disruption.
    Students need to know how they can expect to hear from you and should make sure that they can access the email address that will be used for communication.
  • Make basic information about your class available on your class pages.
    At a minimum, post your syllabus and create an announcement or text box on your class Bulletin Board with information about how students can contact you. If you plan to use another tools for course activities, link to it from your class pages.
  • Make a plan for continuing to teach your course.
    In the event of a disruption of campus operations, you will need a plan for accomplishing normal course activities, such as sharing course materials, communicating with students, collecting assignments, and giving exams. You can use this worksheet to think through your plan.
  • Communicate your plan to your students.
    Let students know how the course will continue ahead of any disruption so they know what to expect and can plan for continuing to participate.

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  • Share materials with students

    Option 1: Use your class pages to create announcements, downlods and links.
    Option 2: Provide, downloads or links from within an assignment.
    Option 3: You can organize class materials by unit, topic or day from witin the Topics area of your class pages.
    Option 4: You can organize your material within Drive, which is part of the G Suite. Login now or Learn more...
  • Ways to collect assignments from students

    Option 1: Students can submit their assignments using the Online Submission tool within your class assignments.
    Option 2:  Students can submit their assignments by sharing their work from Drive
    Option 3: Students email their work. They can email you a file (e.g., Word document, PDF, G Docs) containing their assignment.
    Option 4: Students submit their work using Turnitin.
  • Assignments, Assessments and Discussions

    Option 1: Use your class assignment, assessment or discussion tools from your class page.
    Option 2: Google Docs: Use Forms to create quizzes or other assessments.
    Option 3: Use a Zoom meeting to have live discussions or lessons with your students. 
  • Ways to communicate with students

    Option 1: You can use your class pages to communicate with your students. When you create an announcement or assignments within, students are usually notified in their school email.
    Option 2: Email students. You can find student email from your class roster. You'll also be able to collect all of their emails in bulk from there.
    Option 3: Communicate in real time with audio, video or chat using Zoom.

Library Resources

Overdrive, our Ebook and Audiobook library, is available. To access, go here: You will need your username and password, which for students is the same as their HunterNet wifi username and password. For faculty, your email username and password should provide access.