As the SF State campus practices remote instruction, we are also aware of additional disruptions that can occur due to power outages, wildfires, or smaller scale events that may affect an instructor's ability to access and update course materials, class sessions, or provide instructions to students. Below are some contingencies instructors can take to prepare for such occurrences:
- Create a template message for students with clear directions on how they can continue instruction in the event that you cannot access iLearn or other learning resources.
- Communicate instructions and expectations for maintaining coursework with students using your syllabus and in course materials ahead of any need for a contingency.
- Download class rosters and emails for all courses and save in a location you are likely to have access to even in an emergency, such as your mobile phone or your campus Box.com account.
- Throughout the semester, backup grading records and other key course information that is necessary for continuing instruction or completing the course.
- Document and save key department contacts including your Department Chair, Administrative Office Coordinator, or faculty colleagues who can assist if you are unavailable to access technology or provide direct communications to students.
- Prepare contact lists in Outlook Web Access (OWA - https://email.sfsu.edu/) so they can be quickly available.
- Consider a print out of contacts that can be stored in a wallet, purse, or other area that are often with you.
For additional assistance, contact the Teaching and Learning with Technology team: (415) 405-5550, firstname.lastname@example.org, LIB 240