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SMCC Moving Instruction Online: SP20 Faculty COVID-19 Toolbox

Online Instructional Continuity Guide

When classroom instruction is interrupted due to disasters or emergencies, it may become necessary to continue the delivery of instruction remotely. This guide will assist you with moving your in person course online.

Click here for the online guide!

Prepping a Blackboard Course

Some faculty may inherit an Online Template from another faculty member. Adopted courses will need to have basic settings adjusted prior to rolling out to students. The following guide will show you how to do this.


Click here to learn how to prep a pre-built course.

New Resource!



*Please note: you WILL need to login to Kanopy with a personal ID and password to view movies - just set one up with your SMCC email address!

The Learning Commons is pleased to be including Kanopy streaming videos as part of our collection. Kanopy knows students love learning through film, and has created a unique and compelling collection of movies. Kanopy's collection includes everything from documentaries to blockbusters and indie films to cinematic classics. This service is also available via mobile, Roku, AppleTV, and more.

We think Kanopy will make a great companion resource to Films on Demand and a great addition to our collection of resources!

Teach Online Workshops

The Online Learning office will have workshops to help faculty prepare to move their face to face course to an online modality. Please click the link below to register for a workshop.

Click here to register for a workshop

Keep Teaching Online Expectations

This document will provide you with the basic college expectations with moving your in on campus class to an online format.

Click here for online expectations

Sample Online Teaching Schedule (Weekly)

Teaching online requires the faculty member to be organized and to keep a weekly schedule. Students will rely on you to keep a weekly learning schedule that is consistent and transparent. Click the link below for a sample schedule.

Sample Teacher Schedule

Video Conferencing Options

SMCC has two video conference systems available to you. These systems are Zoom and Collaborate. Both systems allow faculty to lecture in real time to students and also share their screen. Zoom licenses have to be requested via your department chair. Collaborate is embedded in Blackboard and available to use now.

Click here for quick start to ZOOM


Click here to learn how to use Collaborate