Keep Teaching: Overview

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Whether your teaching in-person, online or hybrid, the information in this site can help answer questions as you prepare for the Fall 2021 semester and a return to campus.

Syllabus Information for COVID-19

As we return to campus in fall, students may have questions about COVID-19 and attendance. You can find university recommended syllabus statements on attendance and mask usage in our guide on constructing a syllabus.

Moving Forward: Teaching in Uncertain Times

Explore ideas and lessons learned from other faculty with this blog on online, hybrid, and F2F teaching.

Follow This Process to Prepare Your Fall Course

Use this process to plan for future courses. Don’t forget that CETLOE is here to help. We continue to offer virtual drop-in and webinar Support Sessions. The best way to get questions answered quickly is to submit a help ticket to help@gsu.edu or call the service desk at 404-413-HELP (4357).

Step 1: COMMUNICATE TO STUDENTS & UPDATE YOUR SYLLABUS

  • Update your syllabus to reflect all changes you’ve made to your class.
  • Post the syllabus in iCollege.
  • Email a copy to your students.
  • Include any information on expected attendance and supplement with the university statement as needed.

For In-Person Classes:

  • Highlight planned engagement strategies.

For Hybrid Classes:

  • Communicate your attendance policy.
  • Communicate student technology requirements for the class, including testing technologies.

For Online Classes:

  • Inform your students as to whether your course is synchronous or asynchronous.
  • If synchronous, remind them of the course schedule and attendance expectations.
    Specifying the technologies that will be used for synchronous sessions and communicating this to your students early can help with any potential accommodation requests.
  • Communicate student technology requirements for the class, including testing technologies.

Step 2: Review engagement strategies.

Reflect on your Mastering Online Teaching Course and review the Keep Teaching website for proven student engagement strategies.

Identify in-person activities best suited to classroom time: Active Learning Activities

Step 3: Ready the course for students.

  • Make sure that all updates to your class are reflected in your syllabus and on iCollege. Ensure that your iCollege courses are available to students by setting the Start Date.
  • For Face-to-Face or hybrid classes, create a seating chart for your course once your class begins. You'll be able to find seating chart templates and upload completed charts at: https://cetl.gsu.edu/seating-charts soon.
  • Prepare a contingency plan if changes in the status of the pandemic were to require changes in your class plan.


For the latest information on the university’s COVID-19 response, visit covidinfo.gsu.edu.