The Incident Management Team along with the support of deans and a faculty union representative for WWCC has established the following plan for the continuity of instruction during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak. This plan follows CDC recommendations and the Governor’s mandate to increase social distancing while continuing normal campus operations as much as possible.
- Faculty are back to work April 1 in a remote capacity preparing for the April 6th start date for students. During that time, faculty (including adjuncts) will make modifications to their curriculum to convert face-to-face courses to online instruction. This is paid contractual time for all faculty.
- At this time, Workforce and Science Labs that cannot be converted online will begin on April 7th if the Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive is lifted as scheduled. These classes will practice extreme social distancing in the physical space and good health hygiene (e.g., stay home if you are feeling ill, wash hands frequently, etc.). Students in these classes will be notified of specific course protocols by their instructors. Each department should work those protocols out collaboratively and make sure they are clearly communicated to students on both the syllabus and in Canvas.
- Once the Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive is lifted, the campus may have open computer labs available for students lacking Internet capabilities or access to technology. These labs will be monitored and sanitized frequently with social distancing enforced.
Canvas course shells for Spring Quarter will not be accessible for students until the morning of April 6th to allow instructors time to prepare content. Students will be added to the rosters in Canvas on 3/24/20 – but they will not have access until 4/6/20. Please PUBLISH your courses as soon as you have Week One ready. eLearning will control student access for you. Canvas Login Directions
- Faculty will be teaching from home. The campus is currently unavailable until further notice.
- Designated, experienced online/hybrid instructors in each department will be asked to serve as temporary eLearning Support personnel. Departments should prioritize sharing of content for courses already created where possible (without changing textbooks), using Export/Import capabilities in Canvas.
- The eLearning team is available for regular and remote support.
- Online tutoring is available through the TLC for your students. Information is given below.
- Students needing accommodations will have those needs addressed as always.
- Workshops will be held for Canvas Conferences (live lecture, office hours, etc.) and Panopto (recorded lectures over PowerPoint) throughout the quarter. These schedules will be shared via email and on the eLearning website soon. Faculty Training and Resources page is now available– New!
- Faculty should prioritize building full content for the first two weeks of the quarter and getting up to speed on any technology they may not yet know how to use.
- IT has a limited number of webcams available for checkout. Please see the equipment checkout page for details. – New!
- Faculty Training and Resources – Frequently Updated
- Canvas and available resources – Frequently Updated
- Online tutoring through the TLC – Click on the guides in the “How it Works” module for instructions on tutoring. Available tutor sessions will listed in the conferences tab on the left side of the screen.
- Library 24/7 – Ask a Librarian
- Remote Proctoring of Exams Using Panopto – students will need a webcam (built in or added on)