NMC’s plan for the Fall 2020 semester includes face-to-face and online formats with an emphasis on safety and flexibility. The existing Fall 2020 schedule has been revised. Here are the class formats:
Occur face-to-face in an on-campus classroom. Instructors use Moodle for the course syllabus and gradebook or other resources to supplement face-to-face instruction. These include courses required to meet face to face due to accreditation rules.
These are entirely online. Students are responsible for logging in to Moodle to complete assignments and activities by specific dates. Online courses may also have proctored testing that requires students to complete tests on-campus or online throughout the semester.
These blend online, face-to-face and/or livestream delivery using a video platform like Zoom. Most course activity is done online in Moodle, but there may be some required face-to-face instructional activities, such as lectures, discussions and labs.
These meet during a regularly scheduled time via a web conferencing tool like Zoom. Moodle is used to distribute materials, submit assignments, track grades and share feedback.
NMC has moved to Stage 2 of the campus reopening plan. Stage 2 allows for services by appointment only. Submitting a help desk ticket to the EMT team is the most efficient way to get assistance. Since the campus is still mostly closed and work is being completed remotely, phone calls to the EMT direct line (5-1070) or individual extensions will go unanswered. View the Keep Teaching Calendar for scheduled drop-in support and other PD opportunities.
NMC Supported Tools
NMC’s Ed Tech team provides support for many tools that will help you teach in an online, hybrid, or livestream format. The teaching@NMC website and Keep Teaching Resources webpage will direct you to basic information about NMC supported tools. Please use either resource to guide you during your class planning or delivery. In addition, please consider the following:
- Use tools that are familiar. Keep things simple for you and your students, use NMC supported tools such as Moodle, Ensemble, Google Drive, or Zoom. Explore the teaching@NMC Knowledgebase for simple step-by-step instructions for features of NMC supported tools.
- Complete the Moodle Basics for Instructors course if you need a refresher on how to use Moodle and its core features like assignments, forums, glossaries, quizzes, and the gradebook.