Distribute course materials and readings
You will likely need to provide additional course materials to support your changing plans, from updated schedules to readings that allow you to shift more instruction online.
Considerations when posting new course materials:
- Make sure students know when new material is posted: If you post new materials in Canvas or cloud storage, be sure to let students know what you posted and where. You might even ask that they change their notification preferences to alert them when new materials are posted. Refer them to How do I set my Canvas notification preferences as a student?
- Keep things phone friendly: Many students may only have a phone available, so make sure you are using mobile-friendly formats, Microsoft Word being the most common. Consider saving other files (for example, PowerPoint presentations) as Word documents, which are easier to read on phones and tablets, and keep the file size small. You can also use Canvas Pages to create and share responsive course content.