The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve as we work to address and update necessary changes to the best of our ability. For those faculty and students participating in on campus activities please be aware of signage in hallways, classrooms, and office doors alerting you to COVID-19 guidelines for each of those spaces.
Use Canvas to share your syllabus, course materials, and links to video recordings. Confirm that your syllabus includes up-to-date pandemic information statements per the Provost’s Office. More information on using Canvas and WebEx are available from the CDE website at https://online.msstate.edu/online-training/ or the CTL website at https://www.ctl.msstate.edu/events/.
The Provost Office recommends that faculty include an option for students to engage weekly within their online classroom. Examples could include a weekly quiz, homework assignment, or journal entry. These do not need to allow for a large portion of the class grade.
Some students may be learning completely online this fall. Instructions have been provided for logging in to WebEx within your classroom or your remote teaching location to give online students access to your lectures. These can be scheduled within Canvas for students to access.
There are numerous ways to engage with your students online; just a few are listed below:
A great resource for faculty on making this transition is available here: https://www.msstate.edu/acfaculty.
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The University has established a detailed web page with resources for you that can be found at https://www.msstate.edu/covid19/students. This includes information about Cowbell Well and Frequently asked questions.
Face Coverings are mandatory in all classrooms.
Many offices will have guidelines for visiting or processing paperwork. Please review emails received at your MSU netid email address or signage on campus office doors for current protocol.
Students needing help locating internet access for their classes can refer to the following website with information: https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2020/03/students-limited-access-internet-services
Confirm via the master schedule at my.msstate.edu whether your classes are listed as on campus or online. Please check your schedule prior to the first day of classes to confirm where they will be located. The university has resourced non-traditional classroom space throughout campus.
Note there are larger time frames between classes to allow you to access your classes in more remote settings and also to allow for appropriate social distancing. The master schedule at my.msstate.edu also indicates your accurate class times.
Information on tutoring resources is available on the Bagley College website at https://www.bagley.msstate.edu/tutoring/.