Online and Hybrid Teaching Frequently Asked Questions
All class materials must be accessible to all students.
Recorded lectures and other videos require captions. Learn how to edit and enable closed captions with Echo360.
Five Tips for ADA Compliant, Inclusive Design, Inside Higher Ed
Contact Sonia Jurado via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (781-736-4802) with questions about ADA requirements around closed captions on videos and screen-reader-accessible course materials.
New accommodations to address students’ emerging needs can be reviewed with Academic Services, email@example.com, 781-736-3470
Brandeis Office of General Counsel explains it is permissible to use a vendor that stores student info (such as Zoom) as long as the vendor complies with FERPA. Brandeis doesn't’t contract with vendors that do not comply with FERPA. Requiring a vendor to attest that it is FERPA compliant is done when we enter into a contract with that vendor. If faculty want to use a vendor to provide some services, they should speak with their Dean about having the university contract with that vendor.
While faculty will adjust the rhythm of class meetings to suit the content and the students’ needs, consider this possible sequence for a 90-180 minute class meeting.
The COVID-19 Task Force allocated funds to provide incoming new students with necessary equipment to participate effectively in online and hybrid courses.
ITS and the Library purchased and loaned out equipment to existing students.
New accommodations to address students’ emerging needs can be reviewed with Academic Services (firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-3470).
Nine Evidence-Based Teaching Practices to Reduce Systemic Inequities in a Partially Online Context, along with an annotated bibliography.
Two instructional technologists to support faculty directly were hired.
Contact email@example.com to learn how to add closed captions to recordings in LATTE.
Engagement Tools in LATTE (6-minute video by Esther Brandon)
More LATTE tutorials:
The Brandeis virtual private network (VPN), called Pulse Secure, is available to all members of the Brandeis community. For users located in countries with government restrictions, they can submit a request to the Technology Help Desk to enable full-tunnel mode to access all of Brandeis University’s online teaching and learning resources, including LATTE, Library Onesearch, Google, Zoom and other resources. See FAQs on the ITS website for more information.
Palmer Student-Centered Syllabus Rubric (page 16, appendix B) (pdf)
Request a one-on-one meeting to help you practice with friendly CTL Scholars
Privacy for students in a recorded class meeting: Overview of Technology Resources for Faculty Teaching Remote and Hybrid Courses (subheading “Privacy Concerns")
Which of the apps for engaging students online or grading students’ work or communicating with students provide protection of students’ privacy?
Requiring a vendor to attest that it is FERPA compliant is done when we enter into a contract with that vendor. If faculty want to use a vendor to provide some services, they should speak with their Dean about having the University contract with that vendor.