Academic Continuity Plan for Teaching and Learning

For the latest campus conditions, please refer to emergency.pepperdine.edu.

Academic Continuity

Overview

This faculty resource has been established to share solutions for continuing coursework if meeting with students face-to-face is not possible. As extreme weather, natural disasters, or other unexpected events can disrupt scheduled courses, the tools and strategies described here can minimize the effects of those situations.

All faculty members should prepare for the possibility of an interruption to face-to-face instruction. This includes proactively communicating detailed instructional plans, expectations, and alternative instruction strategies in their course syllabi.

Instructors may wish to consider:

  • Having electronic copies of text material readily available
  • Encouraging all students to try a web conferencing tool during the first few weeks of class
  • Setting up additional instructional materials in Courses

For additional information, please see the emergency teaching and learning resources listed below.

Table of Contents

Strategies

Live Group Online Training

Recorded Training Sessions

Tools

Additional Training

Support

 

Strategies

Best Practices for Online Teaching

As the instructor, you will have several options to continue instruction in the event of a campus closure. These can include live or synchronous class sessions, where you hold class remotely through phone or web conferencing options. You could also provide self-directed study options through asynchronous activities like readings, recorded lectures, forum discussions, or other possibilities. As the subject matter expert, you will review your learning objectives and specific teaching goals and align these with appropriate activities for academic continuity.

You may find these resources helpful:

Live Group Online Training

Date & Time Training Topic Meeting Room Dial-in(Optional) Meeting ID

Monday, August 17, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pacific)

Courses

Beginning Term Checklist

  • Managing Site Favorites
  • Hiding Sites
  • Combining Sites
  • Publishing your Site
  • Unpublishing your Site
  • Import from Site
  • Section Info

Click here to join

+1-408-638-0968

955-8091-1993

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Pacific)

Zoom

Basics and Refresher

  • Signing in
  • Facilitating a Meeting

Click here to join

+1-408-638-0968

944-4954-0678

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Courses

Advanced: Gradebook

  • Setting up
  • Tips and Tricks

Click here to join

+1-408-638-0968

921-4947-7717

Thursday, August 20, 2020

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Pacific)

Courses

Beginning Term Checklist

  • Managing Site Favorites
  • Hiding Sites
  • Combining Sites
  • Publishing your Site
  • Unpublishing your Site
  • Import from Site
  • Section Info

Click here to join

+1-408-638-0968

929-1447-6686

Note: additional time-slots will be forthcoming. 

 

Recorded Training Sessions

Topic Meeting Room

Zoom Basics

  • Signing in
  • Scheduling a Meeting
  • Recording
  • Zoom Pro

Watch the Recording

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Courses (Sakai) Basics

  • Signing in
  • Site Favorites
  • Overview Tool
  • Syllabus Tool
  • Announcements Tool
  • Messages Tool
  • Drop Box Tool
  • Resources Tool
  • Site Info
  • Time-Zone Preferences

Watch the Recording

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Courses (Sakai) Advanced

  • Assignments Tool
  • Forums Tool

Watch the Recording

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Zoom Advanced

  • Breakout Rooms
  • Polls (if time allows)

Watch the Recording

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(Note**: Recording will contain empty room gaps, due to use of Breakout Rooms. For the full benefit of learning Breakout Rooms, attend our next session!)

 

Zoom Advanced

  • Polls

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Zoom Advanced

  • Sharing Content: Best Practices and Tips

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Courses (Sakai) Advanced

  • Tests & Quizzes Tool

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Courses (Sakai) Advanced

  • Gradebook Tool

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Courses (Sakai) Advanced

  • Structured Learning: Lessons Tool and Resources

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Courses (Sakai) Advanced

  • Rubrics Tool

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Game Based Learning

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Spice Up Your PowerPoint Slides

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 

Watch the Recording 

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Tools and Resources

COMMUNICATION

Email

Purpose: Quickly contact all enrolled students through email.

Pepperdine Email

Class Distribution Email Lists

Courses Announcements

Courses Messages

WaveNet Class Roster

Live/Synchronous Discussion

Purpose: Communicate in real-time with students remotely.

Zoom (up to 300 participants with phone conferencing)

Google Meet (up to 100 participants with phone conferencing)

Courses Chat (text-based instant messaging with a class)

Google Chat (text-based instant messaging with any Pepperdine community member; instructors can create a "room" and add all students into the room for Slack-like communication)

Freeconferencecall.com (up to 1000 participants by phone)

Self-Directed/Asynchronous

Purpose: Provide self-directed discussion activities.

Courses Forums (facilitate class discussion)

Courses Blogs (facilitate student reflection and class comments)

Courses Lessons Student Pages (facilitate student reflection and class comments)

Courses Lessons Comments (facilitate class discussion about lesson content)

Courses Wiki (facilitate collaborative content creation)

COURSE MATERIALS

Lectures or Readings

Purpose: Provide self-directed learning content.

Courses Lessons (create structured learning content, embed videos, and link to activities)

Courses Resources (post files and web links, such as PowerPoint or PDF files)

Google Drive (post files, such as PowerPoint or PDF files)

Library Reserves

Library Resources

PowerPoint Recording (record a lecture and post to Courses or Google Drive)

Quicktime Screen Recording for Mac (record a lecture, courtesy of Dr. Christopher Heard)

Web Conference Recording (use Zoom and then share link or post MP4 to Google Drive; be sure to include the transcriptions and closed-captions for all videos)

NEW OPTION: Extended trial of TechSmith SnagIt screen capture software. Try this free trial that expires June 30, 2020.

ASSESSMENT

Papers, Quizzes, or Tests

Purpose: Assess student learning.

Courses Assignments (Assign, receive, and grade student papers; option for Turnitin)

Courses Tests & Quizzes (Schedule and grade online exams or quizzes)

Courses Gradebook (Share grades and feedback on student performance)

  

 Additional Training

CONSULTATIONS

Schedule a Consultation

Technology and Learning Team (All schools for Courses, Turnitin, Zoom, and more)

GSEP Support (Qualtrics and other GSEP resources)

LawTech Team (ExamSoft, TWEN, other Law School resources)

PGBS Support (VoiceThread, Qualtrics, Yammer, Camtasia Relay, other PGBS resources)

PGBS eLearning (other PGBS resources)

Seaver Support

DOCUMENTATION

Faculty Guides

Courses

Google Drive

Google Meet

Zoom

Freeconferencecall.com

Turnitin

WEBINARS

Webinar Offerings

View a Schedule of Webinars

Don't Cancel Class!

Tools for Academic Continuity

Watch the Recording

Standardizing Course Design:

Improve the Student Experience

Watch the Recording

 

Pepperdine Help App on Courses (Sakai)

Step-by-step guidance for specific tools is available within Courses (courses.pepperdine.edu) and can be accessed through the "Pepperdine Help" App at the bottom right corner. 

Sakai Pepperdine Help Tab Image

 

 

Support

STUDENT SUPPORT

 All Students

Purpose: Technical Support for all University Students

https://community.pepperdine.edu/it/students/

FACULTY SUPPORT

Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP)

Email: gseptech@pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310.568.5600

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School (PGBS)

Email: pgbshelp@pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310.568.5644

 

Email: eLearning@pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310.568.5574

Caruso School of Law (CSOL)

Email: support@law.pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310.506.7425

School of Public Policy (SPP)

Email: tyler.luedke@pepperdine.edu

Phone: 310.506.4936

Seaver College

Email: TechLiaisons@pepperdine.edu

Team Info: Seaver Technology Liaisons