While most faculty are back to teaching in person again at Peabody in Fall 2021, Peabody remains aware of the potential need to pivot to online or hybrid teaching models as necessitated by changing circumstances. One likely circumstance includes one or more of your students being quarantined after a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to someone with COVID-19. The requisite two-week quarantine will, in the vast majority of cases, be too long for students to miss classes and easily catch up when they return. Below are some guidelines for how to keep teaching in a quarantine situation.
If you would like 1-1 help with your setup in the classroom, need to balance Hyflex teaching with voice amplification in the classroom, or need to utilize the built-in classroom systems for this purpose, please contact the classroom support team for help with your particular classroom and teaching scenario.
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With only one or a small number of students quarantined at once, you should expect to continue to teach your class in person as planned. However, some small changes should allow you to provide accommodations to your quarantined students.
You should plan to utilize Zoom for your quarantined students to attend class. Since you are only using Zoom as an accommodation in this case rather than as the primary teaching environment, the process is different.
You should plan to:
You should also make arrangements for your student(s) to submit work electronically through Blackboard, and be as flexible as possible; remember that these students may be experiencing symptoms.
If a significant portion of your class is quarantined, or if you yourself are quarantined, you will need to make arrangements until fewer of your students are quarantined or your quarantine is over. This could mean either utilizing a substitute faculty member for your in-person classes or pivoting to 100% remote until you or a sufficient number of your students can return.
Please coordinate with your Chair and the Senior Associate Dean on the available options in your particular situation.
While the scenarios covered on this page deal specifically with situations in which the decisions on teaching mode are out of the hands of the students and faculty, the philosophy and implementation of the HyFlex model provides a good foundation and perspective. For more in-depth information on the HyFlex model, please refer to the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s “7 Things You Should Know About the HyFlex Course Model.”
Please visit the Learning Innovation team’s site for more information on teaching and learning support, including 1-1 consultations and open office hours.