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Center for Online Learning and Teaching

COLT provides resources and services for SMSU faculty
to assist them in developing excellent, student-centered
learning experiences online and face-to-face.

Covid-19 FAQs and Information

Q: What happens if a student misses several classes?
Please be as flexible as possible while still upholding academic standards and meeting the course outcomes.

Q: How do I know if my advisees have registered? 
Link on Registration Office Page: Advising Your Advisees

Q: Is Zoom working right now? Kaltura MediaSpace?
If you are experiencing problems with these tools, check the status update from the companies..

Q: More information on Continuity of Instruction and Support for our Students?
A: Some of the resources available:

Course Elements:

As you move your teaching online, start with what you're already doing to teach your course. Keep it simple.  If you have class discussions, what technology might you use to continue that activity effectively?  If your students submit papers, what's a simple way to collect them when you're not face-to-face?  Click on the links for possible solutions.


Consultations on these topics can also be scheduled by appointment

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Center for Online Learning and Teaching

BA 500, Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Faculty Development

Summary Table: Faculty Development Opportunities, Summer 2020

Minnesota State Workshops: 
Current Schedule | Archive

COLT Updates

The Updates have been emailed to faculty as needed since mid-March.  These are arranged from newest to oldest.   They will be integrated into the COLT website as soon as possible. 
Last update: April 14, 2020 

To look for information on this document by keyword, hold down the ctrl (windows) or command (mac) key and press the F key at the same time.  It will bring up a small text box in which you can enter a keyword.  It will highlight and take you to each occurrence of any word.  (This will work on most documents and webpages.) 

Continuity of Instruction: Minnesota State Resources
Extensive resource with information about the tools and training available to you.  Includes many videos on how to use the tools.  See the Workshop Schedule for live training.  Their sessions are all recorded: go to the Workshop Video Archive to view the sessions you might have missed.

Last Modified: 4/29/20 3:40 PM