Remote teaching & learning

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

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

If you're staff, refer instead to our Remote work article.

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 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 & Honorlock

Some students have accommodations that allow use of assistive technology (electronic 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&Write. This software is compatible with Canvas, but requires specific settings for use with Honorlock. 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.

Available spaces

To see what's free before visiting a spot on campus, we offer a list of buildings showing which rooms are reserved.

App status

If an application, software, or resource doesn't seem to be working correctly, this page will tell you whether we're aware of the issue.

Canvas

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

Class emails list

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

Clear cache

If any apps or web pages aren't loading or working properly, try this. It's often our first tip, and 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 and error.
  • Help setting up your YCP email on a phone or mobile device.

Google apps

Faculty pedagogy tips

Resources to transition your courses. Requires login.

Library research assistance

Microsoft Office 365 (free)

Get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more from home.

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.

Phishing

Avoid being compromised in more frequent and insidious email scams.

Phones

Retrieve your voicemail from off campus.

Remote access to campus computers

Connect to a lab computer from your personal computer or device, to access needed lab software.

Remote rooms

Select classrooms now have equipment to help students attend classes remotely.

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.

Software

Find what software is available on campus and how to access it remotely.

Visitor capacity

See if the library and dining halls are full before visiting.

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 Security, which is a default on all Windows 10 computers. If you have a PC without Security, nor any other default protection, then we suggest choosing a software with up-to-date definitions and routinely scheduled virus scans.

Make sure your YCP network account remains secure. Keep your password up to date.

Vidgrid

  • Pre-record lectures and other content.
  • Record yourself and/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 and 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.

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