Keep Teaching: Week In Review
(March 27, 2020)

While no one expected this week to be perfect, we did not anticipate that this unprecedented new era would get off to such a smooth and incredible start. Though not without some predictable rapid growing pains, we’re witnessing absolutely heroic instructional work—this has been a great first week.

Nicely done, SMU faculty! 

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(March 27, 2020)

Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction

As we monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, SMU is implementing contingency plans in preparation for the possibility of disruptions. Above all, the SMU community will be vigilant and committed to preserving the learning and instructional process. We recognize the imperative to prevent or to mitigate learning interruptions for all students, and are especially mindful of the experience of those students scheduled to graduate at the conclusion of this semester. To that end, SMU will ensure that online course delivery technologies and support resources are available to all faculty for immediate use in the event that on-campus attendance is impeded at any point in the future.

As we make plans to support the scenario where in-person courses must be moved online during an emergency, several key technology systems will play critical roles in enabling instructional continuity. Continue reading Important Notice About Technical Readiness for Continued Instruction

New Canvas Gradebook Coming January 2020!

Canvas LMS LogoWe definitely have something to celebrate in 2020 – The New Canvas Gradebook! While the functions will remain close to the current version, it has been redesigned to better meet the needs of faculty. This New Gradebook will go live campus-wide on January 2, 2020.

What is “new” in the New Gradebook?

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