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10 Things to Remember When Teaching In-Person Classes

Dr. Joe Horne, associate director of instructional technology services for the Office of Information Technology, compiles a list of tips to help instructors who are teaching classes on campus this fall semester.

OIT News  |  Aug 21, 2020  |  By
Person standing in front of a computer.

An instructor teaching a class on the UNLV campus. (Rakitha Perera/UNLV OIT)

If you are teaching on campus this fall, here’s a simple “top 10” list of items to remember:

  1. Clean your lectern area and learn about mic possibilities.
  2. Get assistance with classroom technology.
  3. Check out additional technology from the Lied Library. Faculty can go to the library in normal hours without an appointment and check out webcams, iPads, and other items.
  4. Get assistance with Panopto, Webex, WebCampus, or any other UNLV system. Note that students and faculty can use QLess to join a virtual waiting line to get in-person assistance at the IT Help Desk (when needed).
  5. Let your students know what spaces are available. Campus computer labs are open now, including one lab that is open until 10 p.m. Check out the Lied Library hours as well. And don’t forget to tell your students about the WiFi enabled study spaces that are ideal for participating in online classes.
  6. Make arrangements with your dean to use ProctorU, or consider using Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor for testing. 
  7. Place the student safety training in your WebCampus course, or just share the link with them.
  8. Let your students know what will happen in your class if your class goes online for a while, or for the remainder of the semester. Do you have a plan? Should you talk to the Online Education folks for some help?
  9. Students may have unique struggles or challenges this semester. Be prepared to help them navigate a crisis with campus resources.
  10. Get more teaching help from the Faculty Center.