Flu-Proofing Your Course: Planning Your Course to Anticipate Student Absences
Because there is a possibility that either you or many of your students may be absent from your course during the semester due to flu-related illness, it is important to develop contingency plans so that the course can continue and the students can complete essential components of the course. These contingencies can be reflected in your syllabus in areas of assignments, alternative in-class participation requirements, attendance and make up requirements, course calendar, and communication arrangements.
Flu-Proofing Your Course: Student Presentations
If flu strikes, there are several options that will allow your students to give presentations, either to you or to everyone in the class.
Flu-Proofing Your Course: Lecture Sessions
If you're unable to present your lecture in class due to the flu, there are several solutions for presenting and/or recording your lectures. Some of these solutions include using Elluminate Live!, free video services, or Rich Media. As an alternative, you can contact the NCSU Libraries and set up a list of additional readings or media viewings for your students.
Flu-Proof Your Course: Assignments
An assignment is due in your course, but a student is ill and unable to attend your class to submit it. What are you (and your student) to do? One obvious solution is to use email. You could direct your […]
Flu-Proof Your Course: Discussions
Coursework in a university depends on a constant dialogue among students and faculty. Your class depends on the interaction and engagement of your students, and getting students involved in class discussions is important. But, if illness makes it impossible for […]
“Flu-Proofing” a Course: Where do you start?
As stories related to H1N1 continue to appear in places as varied as our own Technician and in Inside Higher Education, the possibility of social distancing(at worst) or students (or you) missing more class than usual due to the flu […]