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Teaching Continuity Guide

This guide is to help prepare faculty to teach remotely in the event the campus is closed or they are unable to come to campus.


Virtual seminars, or webinars, allow you to explore ideas further.

Respondus LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

Free webinars are being offered several times a week. Visit the Respondus site for details and to register. You may also visit the Respondus guide prepared by NNU's Instructional Design & Technology office for video tutorials.


Remote and Online Teaching: An Emergency Preparedness Pack

Sponsored by the Northwest eLearning Community and hosted by Dr. Weiwei Zhang, NWeLearn 2020 Chair

Topics and Presenters

  • Organizing Your Remote Course - Amy Spielmaker, MSEd, Western Oregon University
  • Free Tools for Synchronous Student Engagement - Emily Householder, MSEd, Intel
  • Discussions That Work - Velda Arnaud, Ph.D, Blue Mountain Community College
  • Creating Videos for Content Engagement and Effective Feedback - Greg Zobel, Ph.D, Western Oregon University
  • Alternatives to Testing - Tim Chase, MSEd, Impact Virtual Learning
  • Course Accessibility - Ana Thompson, CPACC, University of Washington


Additional Resources

Universities and associations from across the country share resources when it comes to continuity planning. View these curated resources from other institutions that may assist your work at NNU.

Ways to Support Student Assignments During Times of Disruption - Sheridan Center, Brown University

Academic Continuity Faculty Plan - Coastal Carolina University (Highly recommended checklist for faculty)

Digital Teaching Resiliency, Build Online-Ready Learning Experiences - Academic Technologies, Northeastern University

Continuity of Instruction, How to Keep Teaching When You Can't Meet In Person - Virginia Tech

Keep Teaching: Instructor Checklist for Temporary Remote Teaching - Western Washington University

Keep Learning: Student Checklist for Participating in Classes Online - Western Washington University

Instructional Continuity - University of Washington, Seattle

3 Principles for Safeguarding Student Success in the Transition to Remote Instruction - EAB

Corona Virus Article Collection - Chronicle of Higher Education 

Continuity Planning Resources - Online Learning Consortium 


For a longer list of shared Continuity Planning resources please visit this Google spreadsheet.

For the CDC's Resources for Higher Education, please visit this page.