With spring semester now finishing online, many Virginia Tech faculty are facing new territory: how to convert a course that’s always been in the classroom to an online format.

To help instructors make the transition quickly and smoothly, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) has expanded their continuity of instruction services. These can be found on the TLOS Continuity Site:

  • Workshops for teaching via Zoom, Kaltura, and Canvas. Workshops are scheduled for March 16 through 20 in 1100 Torgersen Hall, with morning and afternoon sessions available each day. You can also attend any session via Zoom. Register here
  • Consultations with TLOS employees and volunteer Continuity Partners who are available to help their colleagues transition to online teaching. To schedule a consultation for your course, call 540-231-4826. If you would like to volunteer as a Continuity Partner for your department or college, please sign up here.
  • A new Canvas site called Move Your Course Online, which focuses on the basics of using Canvas, Zoom, and Kaltura for online teaching and includes a number of resources to help you and your students navigate online coursework.
  • The Ally tool in Canvas helps instructors make sure teaching materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

Additional help with Canvas, online instruction, and information technology issues is always available at 4Help — submit a help ticket or call 540-231-4357 for assistance. 

We know that making these changes is a challenge for everyone in the Virginia Tech community, but together, we will get through it and provide the best learning experience possible for our students. We appreciate your flexibility, patience, and hard work.

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