Teach & Learn Remotely

Here are some resources we've compiled to help professors & students continue classes from off campus. We'll keep updating this page & we value your input. If you don't see what you need, or have something to add, let us know.

Please send your technology & pedagogy questions to teachremotely@ycp.edu.

If you're staff, refer instead to our Work Remotely page.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Temporarily free for all YCP students & employees.

Canvas

As a YCP member, Canvas is your learning management system. It's your tool to communicate with your class, share exams, files, & more.

Class Email List

Download your full class' emails to easily copy & paste into the sharing settings of a Google Drive folder or file, a Google Calendar event, an email, &c.

Clear Cache

If any apps or web pages aren't loading or working properly, try this. It's often our first tip, & frequently fixes such issues.

Contact Us

For computers, webcams, headsets, internet connection, or any other resources (that you don't already have) that you'll need to work from home.

Email

Use only your YCP email for work communications; this will avoid confusion & error.
It may help you to setup your YCP email on a phone or mobile device.

Google Apps

Share course files & information.
Collaborate with classmates in real-time on Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Sites, & more.

Faculty Pedagogy Tips

Resources to transition your courses. Requires login.

Library Research Assistance

Details on Library Resources from off-campus.

Network Drives

Map your drives from off campus (must have VPN access).
Or, get to your H: Drive through MyFiles.
If you work in a shared area that isn't available off campus, contact us to make it available through MyFiles.

Phones

Retrieve your voicemail from off campus.

Save as PDF (& Print at Home)

Anything that you can print, you can save as a PDF instead. So, all handouts can be done digitally.
This also allows you to print at home, from VPN or Remote Desktop.

Security

Take proper security measures on your home computer before connecting to YCP resources.
Be sure to install all of the updates for your operating system.
We recommend using Windows Defender, which is a default on all Windows 10 computers. If you have a PC without Defender, nor any other default protection, then we suggest choosing a software with up-to-date definitions & routinely scheduled virus scans.
Make sure your YCP network account remains secure. Keep your password up to date.

Student Accessibility Resources

Adequately accommodate all students' needs.

In this remote environment, we cannot forget that some of our students require accommodations to meet their academic goals. Given the parameters of this new situation, we will need to rely on you to deliver these accommodations. We understand that this may be novel to you, so we have prepared some basic guidelines to follow as you work to support our students. If you have any questions, please contact us at sas@ycp.edu. For more accessibility info, visit the SAS home page.

Testing Accommodations

We are directing students that require testing accommodations to complete the usual online test scheduling form because this generates an email that will alert you about their testing needs.

Extra Time on Tests

Our standard for extra time on tests is to allow double the amount of time given to the rest of the class. For example, if the class has 50 minutes to complete a test, students who request extra time should have 100 minutes. When testing remotely, there are three options to meet this accommodation:

  1. Add the extra time to the tests of students who request it and are eligible (i.e. have shown you their accommodation memo). Use these links to access specific instructions for providing extra time on Moodle (go to item 3.1) or Canvas. For additional assistance contact ltshelp@ycp.edu.
  2. Give an open book test without a time limit, but rather a deadline.
  3. Give the entire class generous extended time, double or triple what you would normally give in the classroom. If the test was designed to take 50 minutes, allow everyone 100 or 150 minutes to take the test.

After the test, invite feedback from students about how the process worked for them. Allow students who encountered challenges the opportunity to recover.

Use of Assistive Technology

Some students have accommodations that allow use of assistive technology (screen reader or voice-to-text technology). The email you receive when the student submits an online scheduling form will describe their assistive technology needs. The most common assistive technology our students use is Read and Write. This software is compatible with Moodle and Canvas, but not with Proctorio. If you are using Proctorio and the student needs a screen reader, the student should download the free Chrome extension called ChromeVox. Check the compatibility of any other software before the test, by contacting ltshelp@ycp.edu.

Captioning Videos

The remote environment is likely to increase the likelihood that you will rely on pre-recorded videos, and it is important to remember that the ADA requires that all pre-recorded videos, including VidGrid, Zoom, YouTube, and other published videos be captioned regardless of whether you have a student who has specifically requested this accommodation. Instructions for captioning VidGrid and Zoom are available on this page. You will need to find an alternative way to convey the information for any older videos that are not captioned. If a student requests live captioning, please contact sas@ycp.edu.

Vidgrid

Pre-record lectures & other content.
Record yourself &/or your device screen, then easily share with others.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

YCP-owned laptops will have the VPN FortiClient installed.
On your personal computer, we can help you to connect remotely to your YCP desktop computer. Your supervisor will work with you & us.

Webinars

Live webinars and links to recordings.

Zoom

Offer synchronous lectures/meetings, with recordings.
Videoconference with colleagues when face-to-face conversations are not feasible.
Connect remotely with one or more people with audio, video, and collaboration tools.

Zoom - Advising in SSN

Use Zoom to conduct your Spartan Success Network appointments over video.