Over the last week or so, we have been asked questions about how to deal with remote teaching and tools that might help us in these uncertain times. Here are our top tips to make the next few weeks a little bit easier.

  1. Be realistic

    Be realistic about what you can deliver. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at times like these, so take a moment to pause and think about what will work best for you right now.

  2. Practise using Microsoft Teams

    Take this opportunity to learn about Teams and keep using it to talk to colleagues.

  3. Set up a Teams site

    Use it for socialising and sharing your learning with colleagues.

  4. Hold daily stand ups and meetings via Teams

    Take time to ask other people what they are doing, how they are coping, how they are feeling, what is blocking their work.

  5. Arrange times for your students to connect with you

    Set your times and expectations out clearly. If you are using Microsoft Teams decide how you want to set your notifications.

  6. Take a look at our meeting checklist

    Get the most out of your meetings. Remember, if you are invited to virtual meetings in Teams, mute your mic unless you are presenting (and remind your students to do the same).

  7. Check your Blackboard content

    Is it up to date and ready to go? If not, read our information about continuity in BlackBoard.

  8. Attend the DLConnect webinars

    These are hosted in the Digital Learning Connect Teams site. Use the join code ioy70vy or connect directly

  9. Keep an eye on the CHEP SharePoint site

    You’ll find the lastest updates and guidance on their pages.

  10. Contact ServiceLine for technical support

    Be sure to check out the Office 365 Support pages first.

We hope you found these tips useful – for more information and tips join our community here: https://tiny.cc/joinconnect

10 things you can do now to make the next few weeks easier

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