Continuity of Teaching Checklist


Teaching Practice 

Online/Remote Options 

Deliver lectures 

  1. 1. Acquaint yourself with all online teaching and course delivery tools prior to going live. 

    1. a. Should your intended course delivery tool be unavailable, have a back-up form of class delivery.

  2. 2. Ensure that your home Internet connection is reliable 

  3. 3. Ensure that you have the proper hardware: webcam, computer and charger .  Check to see that your computer meets minimum requirements.

  4.  4. Upload all content to your Moodle course. 

  5. 5. Host a live lecture using Microsoft Teams or Collaborate.

  6. 6. Use Collaborate, Screencast-O-Matic or PowerPoint to pre record lectures.
    1. a. Post pre recorded lectures to Moodle using OneDrive or MS Stream

  7. 7. Try to accommodate students who do not have reliable Internet access.

  8. 8. Ensure that students understand how to use Collaborate or Teams. 

Manage communication and class participation 

  • 1. Email students using Moodle or StFX email 

  • 2. Ensure your course outline is up-to-date on your Moodle page

  • 3. Use Moodle to contact students 

  • 4. Hold virtual office hours using Collaborate or Microsoft Teams

Design learning activities 

  • 5. Use the Moodle Discussion forum to transfer some of the in-class activities and organize class discussions 

  • 6. Post online simulations, collections or demonstrations for discussion, critique, analysis using Collaborate, Screencast-O-Matic or PowerPoint.

  • 7. Have students present using Collaborate or Microsoft Teams

  • 8. Use the Moodle quizzing feature to evaluate learning 

Group projects & group work 

  • 1. Encourage the use of Collaborate, Yammer or Microsoft Teams for student collaboration 

  • 2. Inform students of options to meet virtually (e.g. Microsoft Teams, Collaborate)

  • 3. Adjust your gradebook to reflect changes in course material and delivery 

Final exams and assessments 

  • 1. Consider shifting to a take-home exam or assignment 

  • 2. Explore Moodle quizzing, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and Respondus Monitor 

  • 3. Explore alternative assessments such as group projects, reflective writing, written or photo essays, research reports, critiques, simulations, scenarios or case studies presentations 



Last updated: 3/17/2020 


Adapted from the Checklist for Teaching Remotely by the University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning and Continuity of Teaching by Ryerson University.  


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