What about coursework that is due while classes are suspended?
Due dates should be adjusted so that nothing is due while classes are suspended. It’s best to think of the suspended class period of time as one extended spring break. Nothing is due during the break, but faculty may assign coursework now – reading, writing papers, take-home exams – that could be due on March 30, the day instruction resumes online.
Will the semester end on time?
The intention is to complete the semester as scheduled and, at this point, the academic calendar is unchanged, except for the extended spring break.
Are internships, co-ops, student teaching assignments and similar activities continuing?
Yes. Internships, clinical placements, co-ops, field experiences and many such off-campus activities continue as usual unless prohibited by the host site.
Education AYA and middle-level social studies students: Pursuant to Gov. Mike DeWine's order that the public schools close for three weeks beginning March 16, all student teaching and field experiences are suspended. Please notify and work with your assigned teacher(s) to begin this transition.
Are labs and lab classes canceled as well?
Yes, laboratory courses are canceled, as the close proximity required of students working in the labs do not permit adequate social distancing. Students working with faculty members on individual research or studio projects should contact the chair/director of the department/school for guidance.
How does the class cancellation affect students in studio courses that use University equipment (i.e. photo, printmaking, etc.)?
Students should contact the respective department chair for guidance.
Is Computer Based Testing and Evaluation open?
At this moment, we don't expect it to reopen before April 20, though the center is exploring options. If you have exams scheduled through CBT this semester, you will need to adjust your plans so students can complete their coursework online.
Do faculty have to use Brightspace?
Yes. In order to provide a consistent experience for students, all faculty must use the University’s course management system when instruction resumes on March 30.
I have been using Respondus for exams in my online class. Can I continue to use this technology?
You can, but you will need to make accommodations for students without access to the required technology. Even students who had access previously may not have access now. You would have to allow these students to take the exam through Brightspace testing without Respondus.
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