GC Keeps Teaching

Fall 2020 Return to GC

Beginning in Fall, 2020, Georgia College is anticipating holding classes on campus with appropriate social distancing.  The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are Georgia College’s highest priorities.  Georgia College also recognizes the importance of the community developed by attending classes in a face-to-face environment.  In order to conduct classes in a safe and healthy manner, Georgia College will be adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Face-to-face classes will be held in classrooms at no more than 50% capacity and maintenance of at least six feet of distance between one student and the next. 
  • Students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to wear masks during class.
  • Some courses may be offered in an online or blended format to further accommodate social distancing requirements. 
  • In some cases, technologies will be provided to allow for the broadcast and recording of each class session. Half of the students will participate in the classroom while the other half of the class will attend virtually.  
  • For most courses, course materials will be made available in class and virtually, through GeorgiaVIEW or some other means.  

The Center for Teaching and Learning supports faculty, staff, and students in the use of D2L/GeorgiaVIEW through webinars, resources, and one-on-one support.  Additional resources and support will be provided as you prepare for the start of Fall 2020. More information will be posted on www.gcsu.edu/gckeepslearning

A Quick Guide to Teaching in GeorgiaVIEW

Create Modules
  1. Develop a communication plan and share with your students.
  2. Create a plan for each module.
  3. Add Quizzes, Discussions, and Assignments into each module.
  4. Keep your course simple.
  5. Stay in weekly contact with your students.
  6. Use the Grade Book in LMS to track student grades.
Explore Video
  1. Develop a communication plan and share with your students.
  2. Set up your Grade Book in LMS.
  3. Select a video conferencing tool and email students instructions on how to set up and access it.
  4. Send weekly e-mails to students with specific instructions for weekly activities. Provide students with details on how to join the virtual meeting.
Keep it Simple
  1. Develop a communication plan and share with your students.
  2. Choose a secure Grade Book option.
  3. Set up reading and writing assignments for a decent level of Internet access.
  4. Build connections with students for all levels of access.

CTL Presents: Online Learning Community

Given our interesting times, the Center for Teaching and Learning would like to put together a faculty learning community led by our very own Cynthia Alby. Whether you’ve never taught online or teach online regularly, this online faculty learning community will offer support for faculty navigating teaching online. In this community we will share what is working and help figure out solutions to issues as they arise. The FLC will meet remotely and can start meeting face-to-face as the concern over COVID-19 subsides.  If you are interested in being a part of this learning community, please complete the following Doodle Poll.

Zoom Conferencing Now Available for Georgia College

Zoom offers a stable conferencing system that is easy to use.  Its ease of use opens it up to several security vulnerabilities. To mitigate these issues, IT has created a set of tips to protect you and your conference attendees. If you are using a personal version of Zoom instead of a GC licensed version, please request your GC license by completing the Zoom Account Request Form. Please also familiarize yourself with the list of tips to create a secure conference found on the IT intranet under the Zoom section.

Ways to Contact the Center for Teaching and Learning

Jim Berger, Director
Phone: 478-445-2520
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Simeco Vinson, Instructional Design Specialist
Phone: 478-445-1253
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Jaclyn Queen, Instructional Designer
Phone: 478-445-1276
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Katie Smith, Office Admin
Phone: 478-445-2520
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