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Teaching Remotely

We’ve curated a variety of useful information and resources, courtesy of UNG’s Division of Distance Education and Technology Integration (DETI), to help make your transition to teaching remotely as seamless as possible.

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How You Can Help Your Students

  • Minimize use of video or other activities that require a lot of bandwidth; keep technology mobile-friendly.
  • Keep instruction asynchronous.
  • Minimize or eliminate proctored activities. If necessary, try to use Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor (login required), rather than Proctor U. Please note - The Respondus Monitor and Lockdown Browser do not work on mobile technologies and Chromebooks. We are concerned about the ability of Proctor U to meet the demand across the nation, and they charge students a fee. With Respondus, there is no charge. Also, note the requirement for a proctored activity in UNG Online and eCore courses has been waived for this semester, and there is no requirement for proctoring for courses that were transitioned to remote delivery.
  • Temper your expectations. Be flexible with due dates and group project requirements, recognizing that they may have access issues and are likely dealing with additional family stresses and responsibilities at home, just as many of you are.
  • You are now the key touchpoint for your students. Encourage them to have a growth mindset, to give themselves a little time to adjust to the new environment, and to practice self-care.  Consider reaching out for a general wellness check. We are all in this together.

Tips for Effectively Working from Home

  • Find a workspace and claim it, preferably one that is relatively free of distractions
  • Continue to commute each day—go for a brief walk, or create some ritual that signals “going in to work.”
  • Try to maintain a routine and schedule
  • Take regular breaks. Take time at lunch for some social interaction, so you feel less isolated.
  • Know that you will get distracted, so be kind to yourself.
  • Set a time to stop each day, including establishing response times to your students. For example: "I will respond to emails within 24 hours." You can’t be "on" 24/7.
How should I handle final exams?
  • As always, exams should only be given during the final exam week. Exam times are included in our calculation for SACSCOC instructional hours.
  • Minimize proctored activities to include final exams and consider using Respondus Lockdown Browser & Monitor as an alternative to ProctorU if you must.
  • Consider using timed, but asynchronous testing with an extended open window for testing. This provides the greatest flexibility for our students who may be juggling a number of new demands on their time.
  • If synchronous testing is deemed necessary, you must schedule it during your regularly scheduled exam time.  Any departure from this schedule may cause conflicts with other exams.
Does the Library have any suggestions for resources I can use in my remote teaching?

Library Databases with Video Content to Supplement your Courses

  • Academic Video Online - has a ton of content including full episodes of PBS's NOVA & Sony's Picture ClassicsYou can browse by channel to see if anything looks relevant to your coursework.
    • To access the free content in Academic Video Online, follow the link and choose "University of North Georgia" as your institution.
    • You will be redirected to the DUO SSO page to login to your university account.
    • Once verified you will be redirected to the Academic Video Online catalog with full access to the content.
  • Films on Demand - they've added a ton of good new content.
  • More video/music databases you can look through too.

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