SUNY Canton Online

Remote Teaching and Learning

Faculty Support

Remote Teaching Tools

Please note that there is a variety of tools and resources available to help you deliver your coursework remotely. Virtual support and training is also available Preparing to Teach Online: Webinar Schedule, Week of March 23 through the Center for Learning Design, Innovation and Online Instruction. To learn more about accessible instruction even when teaching remotely, you can participate in the Training Webinars on Accessibility.

All courses have an associated Blackboard (Bb) Learning Management System shell that will allow you to post materials and communicate with your students. Blackboard Learn Getting Started to get you going.

You also have access to many instructional tools (integrated with Bb) to support your teaching. These include:

Collaborate Ultra - Video-conferencing tool

Panopto - Capture your lecture

SafeAssign - Anti-Plagiarism software

Qwickly - Bb Communication tool

Grammarly - Online Proofreading Tool

ReadSpeaker - Accessibility Tool

Online Access to Many Required Course Materials

To learn how to facilitate a Collaborate Ultra session, please visit Collaborate Ultra Getting Started. You can share Collaborate Ultra: Getting Started for Students with your students to help them find your Collaborate Ultra sessions easily.

To help you think through some teaching strategies, visit Best Practices for Teaching Online.

For information on using video-conferencing carts or FLEX classrooms, please contact the HelpDesk at 315-386-7448.

You can check out iPads at the Library (we have about 30 available)

Please consider using alternative resources for your assignments, such as textbooks available through OpenStax. These resources are openly available for all, and can even be downloaded as PDF for students who don't have internet access. You may link out to specific chapters and subjects.

Alternative Resources

  • If you are interested in looking at alternative resources, the librarians can help you locate easily accessible, online materials for your students, such as eBooks and OER. Library liaisons include:

SBLA - Sarah Lane, lanes@canton.edu

CSOET - Cori Wilhelm, wilhelmc@canton.edu

Sci/Health - Jenn Whittaker, whittakerj@canton.edu

Criminal Justice - Jess Spooner, spoonerj@canton.edu

If alternative resources are not available, the Library can scan brief portions of books if necessary. To request a scan, please use the Scan Request Form.

Resources for Students

Remote Delivery Resources

Current Online Student Resources

Campus Tutoring

ThinkingStorm -
24/7 free access to online tutoring

24/7 Online reference and chat

Online library resources

eBooks, electronic databases, and electronic articles

Online Access to Many Required Course Materials

Students with documented disabilities will continue to receive academic adjustments while learning at a distance.

Connectivity

Help with Internet Access:

AT&T | Comcast

Charter Communications is offering free Spectrum internet access for 60 days to students who currently don’t use the service in regions where Spectrum is available. The offer is available to college students, and those who opt for the free access should call after the 60 days to ensure charges aren’t incurred. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Spectrum also opened up its wireless hotspots to the public.

Other Solutions:

While libraries, coffee shops, and public high schools may be closed, it may still be possible to connect from a car parked close to the building.

Mobile Hotspots:

If you currently have a cell phone with a data plan, you may be able to turn on mobile hotspot capabilities and connect your laptop. Contact your carrier support to explore options. Verizon | AT&T

Also see Information Services


Need help with using Collaborate:

Drop-in and get help

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM Midnight EST
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
  • Sunday 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

To join a live session, visit:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/73ee8680bb20494ca6181c2428e8a3f7

OR Dial in: +1-571-392-7650 PIN: 258 129 3907

A laptop and a mobile device showcase Blackboard