Preparing a backup plan for teaching

June 1st through November 30th is hurricane season for the Atlantic and the State of Florida. Given our close proximity to the water, USFSP must prepare for emergency closings due to inclement weather including flooding, tornados, tropical storms and hurricanes. It’s imperative that as a university community, we have alternate plans to continue the teaching and learning process should the campus be closed and not able to reopen due to damage.
The Emergency Preparedness for Your Course document shares information and tutorials to enable faculty to use Canvas to teach and communicate with their students if campus is closed for an extended period of time due to an emergency.

Welcome

Keyboard with a Learning Key instead of Enter KeyHello and Welcome to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Distance Learning Blog, a resource created and maintained by Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

We are excited that you are here because that means you are interested in learning more about developing and teaching high quality online courses that have an impact on the education of students at USFSP. Our Team is passionate about Distance Learning and Instructional Design and we look forward to sharing information about:

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Events, trainings, resources, and information specific to Distance Learning at USFSP

Strategies
Tips and strategies for course design and development, specific tools and technology, and instruction.

News & Research
Information about local and national events and conferences, including recaps and resources from conferences attended by our staff.

Events
National and local news and research about Distance Learning, Technology and Instruction.

We hope you will find this to be an informative and interactive resource. Please share your thoughts and ideas as comments on the blog posts. If you have a question or topic suggestion, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you and Enjoy!