Online and Hybrid Teaching Frequently Asked Questions
Brandeis’s distinctive leadership role in higher education requires that we apply the principles of access and social justice upon which Brandeis was founded in contexts that are face-to-face, hybrid and online. Because equity gaps are more pronounced in an online educational environment (Gavassa et al. 2019, Howard et al. 2019, Verschelden 2017, Xu et al. 2014), the Brandeis teaching community can provide a high-quality Brandeisian education by intentionally adopting evidence-based practices that reduce equity gaps in partially or completely online educational contexts. (See Nine Evidence-based Teaching Practices That Combat Systemic Inequities in a Partially or Completely Online Setting and Leading Practices for Equity in Online and Hybrid Teaching.)
All class materials must be accessible to all students.
The Academic Technologies sitee contains information about academic technology software for which Brandeis now has licenses. Faculty may benefit from using Gradescope when administering and grading assessments.
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.
- Hybrid Classroom Technology
- Emergency line: 781-736-4632
- More classroom technology info
- Technology access, installation, troubleshooting: email@example.com, 791-736-4357
- How to use teaching technologies (i.e., LATTE, VoiceThread, H5P, Perusall, Twine, Voyant, etc): firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulse Secure, the Brandeis virtual private network (VPN), 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.