Distance Learning Preparedness Resources

Whether you are facing a short-term challenge or something more long-term and serious, it is possible to hold in-person classes online if necessary. We have pulled together this set of resources to help your transition to an online environment easier and quicker.

To get into Blackboard and Google applications, you will need to log in with your JCC credentials. To access the LinkedIn Learning courses, you will need to click on the LinkedIn Learning option from the MyJCC page.

In terms of technology, here are two resources you should review to ensure that you are able to work in an online environment.

The Essentials

If you are a JCC instructor, these resources will help you build out your courses. To gain access, go to MyJCC, click on the LinkedIn Learning button, and search for the course title.

Email Delivered Courses

Open SUNY Web-based Course

Requesting assistance

With the TEI request forms, you can get help with these TEI services as well as request assistance from TEI:

  • Schedule a Set of DL Rooms
  • Merging Courses
  • Copying Course Content
  • Install Blackboard Template
  • Requesting Announcement on Main Page
  • Requesting an Organization/Group
  • Drop Individual from an Organization
  • Online Course Quality Review

Other Technology Training

Here are other technologies that you may find useful or essential depending upon your needs. Searching Google and YouTube may be your best option when addressing a specific question.

  • Resources
    • Tools/Methods – A collection of learning guides on various topics.

To gain access to the LinkedIn Learning courses below, go to MyJCC, click on the LinkedIn Learning button, and search for the course title.

Special SUNY Supports to Address COVID-19-related Academic Transitions

Drop-in Instructional Design Support Sessions

SUNY has organized live, drop-in, sessions via Zoom video conference to assist faculty with remote course preparation. Staff are available, live, now to assist! Sessions will be staffed with instructional designers and online learning professionals to assist with faculty questions. We anticipate questions about how to move face-to-face activities, assignments, assessments, etc., into a manageable, online learning experience for your students. Staff are available at the days and times listed below:

  • Monday – Friday 7:00AM – 12:00AM Midnight EST
  • Saturday 10:00AM – 5:00PM EST
  • Sunday 1:00PM – 9:00PM EST

To join a live, drop-in web meeting visit: https://zoom.us/j/160815050

Register Today for Sessions in the SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic

Upcoming webinars, which begin 3/17, are organized into two categories: Technical Training and Remote Instruction Skills. The Clinic webpage has a third tab that will house recordings of each webinar if you can’t attend or miss a session.

Current offerings in Technical Training focus on the utilization of Blackboard. Offerings in Remote Instruction are more content and process based:

  • 💡Effective Online & Distance Teaching in the Visual and Performing Arts: Nicola Marae Allain
  • 💡Natural Sciences at a Distance: Making the Move and Meeting the Learning Outcomes: Audeliz Matias, Catherine Gleason, Sujatha Kadaba, & Mary Mawn
  • 💡Advising Remotely: Tips and Tricks for Advising Students from a Distance: Michele Forte and Dr. Larry Dugan
  • 💡Coping Strategies for Remote Instructors: Michele Forte
  • 💡Best Practices for Online Paper Submissions and Grading: Mary Seel

Register today! New offerings will be posted regularly. You can even make a request for a certain topic and we’ll work to find a SUNY expert, just fill out this workshop request form.

SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic, Tools & strategies that enable you to TEACH ANYWHERE

The Remote Teaching Clinic is designed to help you temporarily deliver your face-to-face instructional materials at a distance. The free webinars in this clinic will provide you with the information and skills you need to teach anywhere.

  • Technical Tools offerings focus on the Blackboard Learning Management System, synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (recorded) lecture options, and other tools that make teaching remotely efficient and effective.
  • The Remote Instruction Skills offerings focus on ways to effectively teach during times of disruption, including adapting your syllabus, adjusting learning objectives, assessment strategies for remote instruction, strategies for working remotely, and more.
  • Finally, if you can’t attend (or you’ve missed) a webinar, you can review recordings at your own pace and schedule. Recordings are located on the Remote Teaching Playlist tab.

The Remote Teaching Clinic is a dynamic series of workshops and we are adding more webinars and programming almost every day in response to campus & faculty needs/requests. We encourage you to check the site often to see if we’ve added something new that interests you.

For more information go to SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic.

Questions? Contact Open SUNY Program Manager, Jamie Heron jamie.heron@suny.edu