In the event of a disruption to normal campus operations, classroom instruction and/or other academic functions resulting from prolonged campus or building closure, it is important to understand the options available for working, teaching and learning off-campus. In being prepared for such situations, we can help to ensure that learning and work can continue uninterrupted.
Use this webpage as a guide to online communication technologies, alternative instruction options and other resources available to assist with academic continuity at BGSU.
Register for the ITS Webinar: Using Microsoft Teams for University Business
Thursday, April 30, 2020 | 2-3 p.m.
Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends you have access to and have tested the functionality of the following equipment to ensure a quality remote experience:
- Laptop/desktop computer
- Microphone - many devices have built-in microphones and speakers, but some users may prefer to use an external device such as a USB or Bluetooth headset or microphone.
- Webcam - many laptops have cameras built in, but desktop users will likely need to use an external USB webcam for video conferencing/instruction.
Please test the functionality of these devices in advance as you are able. If you do not have equipment at home to meet these standards, please consult with your supervisor.
Remote Learning Period Expectations
Complete remote learning, teaching and working is a big change for us all. Moving to an all online learning environment is unprecedented for all universities across the country. As we transition to this new model, please review our Remote Expectations.
Remote Tools & Software
A working list of tools and software availble to support working, teaching and learning remotely.
Remote Technology Assistance
Information Technology Service (ITS) is helping to coordinate requests for assistance with technology while working, teaching and learning remotely during the COVID-19 response and preparedness efforts.
Remote Teaching Triage Sessions
BGSU is offering in-person assistance with preparing instructor course content for online delivery through Canvas. Topics coverd include communication with students, web conferencing, online assignments and sharing files.
Resources available to assist BGSU faculty and staff with conducting university business and/or teaching remotely.