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CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19

Continuity of Teaching and Learning – Summer/Fall 2020

FCC summer/fall classes will be delivered primarily online to maintain public safety. Face to face instruction and student interactions will only be conducted when it is necessary, required, and feasible to do so in a safe environment.

 

Course Options

 

Traditional Online (ONL):

Offered entirely online and do not meet at a specific time. Students enrolled in an online course will meet all expected deadlines and expectations outlined by the professor and can complete work on their own time.


  • Faculty may not offer synchronous sessions to deliver required course content
  • Optional synchronous sessions focused around extra help, exam review, etc. are acceptable provided they are recorded, captioned, and posted as appropriate
  • Students cannot be asked to participate in face-to-face or synchronous instruction or testing
  • Testing Center virtual proctoring services are available only for accommodated testing, with advance scheduling required, in coordination with the Testing Center

 

Structured Remote Learning (SR):

While still entirely online, have specific class times associated with them. Professors may use some of that time to have real-time virtual sessions. These sessions may include virtual classes, group discussions, office hours, or other class activities planned at scheduled times. The frequency of those sessions will vary from course to course. If you have signed up for a structured remote course, make sure you check the syllabus for the schedule of sessions. We understand that students may have difficulty making some of these virtual sessions. Therefore, all sessions will be recorded and made available to students unable to attend. Students will be able to watch these videos at a later time with no penalty.


  • Synchronous instruction is not required for each or any class session(s)
  • When session are offered synchronously, they must be held during the scheduled class time
  • These courses will remain remote the entire semester, even if the campus reopens
  • Notify students in the syllabus at the beginning of the term and through Blackboard which sessions will be synchronous and which ones will not
  • Students cannot be penalized for missing synchronous sessions, but they can be held accountable for the content
  • Students cannot be asked to participate in face-to-face instruction or testing
  • All synchronous sessions must be recorded and made available for students (closed captioned). FERPA guidelines should be read prior to recording (these pop up automatically in ZOOM)
  • Testing Center virtual proctoring services are available only for accommodated testing, with advance scheduling required, in coordination with the Testing Center

 

Hybrid Remote Learning (HYR):

Offered primarily online, but with required periodic on-campus or Monroe Center meetings during scheduled class times. Students enrolled in a Hybrid Remote class will be expected to come to campus or the Monroe Center for periodic class sessions that your instructor will tell you about at the start of class, or may also meet as a real-time virtual session during the scheduled class time. Virtual sessions will be recorded and made available to students unable to attend. Students will be able to watch these videos at a later time with no penalty.

There will be limited physical access to buildings, classrooms, labs, and College offices. Specific protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of students, employees, and community members. Guidelines and instructions for physical access will be provided to students and community members once they are finalized.

Comprehensive student resources remain available remotely to deliver College services to students. Click here for more information.

Course Design & Blackboard Support: If you need assistance from OLII, please submit a support request here:
https://servicedesk.frederick.edu.


  • Face to face instruction should be minimized to the level needed to meet core learning outcomes and essential hands-on activities and should focus on content that cannot be delivered online
  • There should be little or no lecturing in a face to face format
  • Face to face sessions must be preapproved by a department chair or director and AVP, who will maintain a central calendar
  • Face to face class sessions should be held during the scheduled class meeting time and communicated to students on the first day of class
  • The number of students who can attend a face to face class should be in accordance with social distancing guidelines (typically a maximum of ten people in room, including faculty and sign language interpreters, unless room capacity requires a smaller number)
  • All students and faculty will be expected to adhere to cleaning protocols, which are outlined in the document “Space Use Recommendations by Program”
  • Hybrid Remote classes do not need to meet face to face every week. While many traditional hybrid classes are 50/50, Hybrid Remote classes do not need to meet face to face for 50% of the time
  • Course content that is not taught on campus can be delivered synchronously (at the scheduled class time) or asynchronous
  • Notify students in the syllabus and through Blackboard at the beginning of the term which sessions will be synchronous remote and which will meet on campus
  • Be as flexible as possible for students who are unable to attend a synchronous remote session by sharing the recorded class
  • Note that when recording a synchronous session, faculty should close caption the recording. The FERPA statement should be read prior to all recording, This pops up automatically in ZOOM
  • Attendance can be required for on campus class sessions, though faculty should be flexible and accommodating to COVID-19 related absences
  • Should FCC return to full campus instruction, faculty may request approval from an AVP for Hybrid remote classes to optionally return to campus, based on the needs of the program
  • Testing Center virtual proctoring services are available only for accommodated testing, with advance scheduling required, in coordination with the Testing Center
  • For all classes, but especially classes longer than 1hr 15 min, consider adding in time for a brief break for students who may benefit from taking some air outside of the building while maintaining appropriate physical distance from other students. Students should be wearing masks and should reapply hand sanitizer upon re-entering the classroom.

 

Faculty Guide (course modalities, guidelines and expectations for remote teaching, physical distancing):

Faculty Guide for Summer/Fall 2020 Instruction (living document)

 


Course Design Expectations and Tips
 

Learning Technologies
 

Accessibility Guidelines
 

Faculty Links for Additional Guidance
 

Trainings and Individual Consultations
 

Student Academic and Support Resources