UMBC faculty began teaching all classes online on March 23, 2020. Summer session 2020 classes are entirely online. Most fall semester classes will continue to be fully online, with about ten percent of courses meeting either in person or in a hybrid format with some in person meetings and online delivery.
Guidance on Remote Instruction
The Provost’s Office has issued guidance on remote instruction, which recommends best practices for remote instruction. We also ask that all faculty consider challenges and barriers to access students may be facing with respect to remote instruction due to differences in time zones, limited access to a computer or the internet, familial duties, military duties, or disabilities.
The Division of Information Technology is standing by to help. DoIT has created several resources and guides to assist faculty and staff regarding internet access, online coursework, and more.
- See the Academic Continuity page for tips on teaching online, from student engagement to assessment, to the range of tools available for faculty to use.
- Review the Academic Continuity Essentials quick guide.
Encountering a technical issue? Submit a ticket via RT for one-on-one support.
Faculty Development Center
The Faculty Development Center offers additional resources, including for labs and studios going online, accessibility in online learning, and other core topics. See Keep on Teaching for more information.