Step 4: Post Course Materials
If students are relying on you for access to course documents, readings, etc., prepare now to get those materials into a digital format.
In an online environment, instructors have multiple ways of sharing course materials with students, but the simplest approach is to upload documents, create links to web resources in Course Site, or create a Perusall assignment.
- Upload course materials, content, or add links, or create a Perusall assignment.
- Create direct links to Lehigh library resources(journals, databases, E-books, etc) or point students to https://library.lehigh.edu
- If you cannot find digital materials, you can scan using a smart phone using Adobe Scan or JotNote.
- When campus is open, scanners are available at the Fairchild-Martindale Library behind the Help Desk.
- Accessibility and Universal Design tips for scanning, creating OCR-ready PDFs, creating accessible Microsoft Word docs, etc.
A caveat: It is tempting to add additional work when moving a class online in part because it is relative easy for the instructor for the instructor to do so--it is only a matter of adding assignments--and in part because it can be difficult to gauge student workload. Double check your reading assignments and coursework to make sure it is not becoming unreasonable and set a reminder to solicit student feedback on the workload.
When you have finished, post your syllabus online, under the Announcements link at the top of your Course Site main page.
- Syllabus Template - a Google Document (downloadable as a Word document) that provides guidance to instructors who are developing syllabi
- Syllabus Planning: 10 Questions - questions to consider when planning or revising a syllabus