Teaching by the fireside?

When I lived in Oklahoma, I heard people say: “If you don’t like the weather here, wait a minute.” (Quote attributed to Mark Twain or Will Rogers). I found that West Texas is not immune to such whimsical weather conditions.   When snow and ice prevent you from going to the campus, technology can prevent people from waking up in ditches.

Here are some ways to use Canvas (or some other tools) to make up for instructional time that might otherwise be lost:

  1. Post your lecture notes online;
  2. Use “conference” to conduct a virtual class;
  3. Ask students to discuss a topic using the discussion board;
  4. Post a quiz online;
  5. Record a video/audio lecture and post it in your course so that students can watch or listen to them by fireside.

Got some other ideas, please share with us!

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