There are many ways to convert a face-to-face class to an on-line class. I know that in this and future emergency situations, you will strive to implement best practices for on-line classes but that it may be challenging to provide quality instruction through Blackboard. May I suggest that the goal is to deliver instruction so that students are not negatively impacted with respect to earning credits or delaying graduation.
Therefore, we have created the Keep Teaching webpage to give ideas on how to modify your course. Beginning Friday, March 13, there will be live training sessions offered for faculty to learn how to take their course on-line quickly. Details about the training sessions and videos will be available at go.sc.edu/keepteaching.
Though the goal is to get as close to 100% of on-line or distance learning for our current Spring 2020 course offerings as possible, we know that will not be entirely achievable. If you cannot offer your class on-line, please let the Chair/Director/Dean of your academic unit know immediately.
We have had full closings before and the UofSC faculty have always been wonderfully supportive of our students and our mission. It is time once again for us to work together and re-double our commitment to this unique situation.