Using this Toolkit:

This toolkit was created to provide a dashboard for faculty resources and information that will be helpful as you plan your instruction for online access.

Faculty Training:

  • Identifying Your Level of Experience Using D2L

    This document will provide information to gauge your current experience level using D2L and will help you determine which level of training is required. Review it before registering for training.

  • D2L Quick Start

    Review this brief introduction to the most commonly used and important tools in D2L. Understanding how these tools work, the role they play in instruction, and how to utilize them effectively in the online environment will be critical for transitioning on-ground instruction to the online environment.

  • Workshop Schedule

    During this time of transition, take advantage of the myriad of on-ground and online trainings being offered by the Office of Online Learning. Understanding how to optimize your use of the tools in D2L will ease the migration from on-ground to online teaching.

  • Web conferencing - Zoom

    Faculty can virtually broadcast live lectures to students through the free software Zoom. This link contains some suggestions for using Zoom and provides links to Zoom tutorials.

  • Web conferencing - Live Classroom by Bongo (limited access)

    Faculty can virtually broadcast live lectures to students through D2L's basic level Live Classroom. This link contains some suggestions for using Virtual Classroom and provides links to Virtual Classroom tutorials.

  • Where to Find Captioned Media

    Need help finding already captioned videos for your course? This website lists several resources that link instructors to already captioned materials.

Office of Online Learning Resources:

  • Master Ground Template for D2L

    Import this course package to your D2L Shell for ground courses. It contains important accessibility information and student resources. For instructions on how to this ground template package, see the Importing Course Package resource.

  • NSCC Classroom Continuity

    Follow these guidelines for how to conduct a class that has been migrated from an on-ground format to an online format. While the technical aspect of migrating content online is a vital part of this transition, so too is understanding and implementing different instructional strategies.

  • Accessibility at NSCC

    With on-ground courses migrating online, it will be vital to uphold and maintain accessibility standards throughout this transition. Visit this page in order to re-familiarize yourself with both what the federal requirements for ADA compliance entail and how to incorporate those principles into your online teaching. See the Accessibility Quick Guide for detailed instructions on how to maximize your course's accessibility.

  • LibGuides Resources for Faculty Moving Courses Online

    As you move your courses online, I hope you'll find this guide helpful. The videos include a variety of topics ranging from searching databases to creating thesis statements. Submitted by Emily Bush, NSCC Instruction Librarian, 615.353.3559.

TBR Instructional Resources:

  • Faculty Resources: TBR COVID-19 Guide
    "The TBR System Office wants to provide you with the most up-to-date information and resources as you transition to online teaching during this emergency situation. This is not a comprehensive list of resources, but this document will be continually updated as new resources become available."
  • Moving Your Course to an Online Format

    What do you do if the campus is closed, but the semester is expected to continue in an online format? How will you ensure that everyone has access to the course you normally deliver in a face-to-face classroom? The following guide will provide you with resources for setting up your course in a fully-online format that students may access at any time in any place.

  • Meeting with Your Students Virtually

    What do you do if classes are officially in session, but many students or faculty are unable to make it to campus? How will you ensure that everyone has access to the course you are normally delivering face to face or asynchronously? The following guide will provide you with resources for conducting a synchronous meeting virtually and creating a space for students to submit assignments in the online space.

  • Virtual Office Hours

    If your class moves online due to COVID-19, you may want to set Virtual Office Hours for your students so you can address their questions or concerns about the requirements of your course, and any changes you may implement to move your course online. This document guides you through that process.

  • TN eCampus Getting Started – Sharing Resources (shared Google Docs folder)

    This shared document has been created as a place to share resources in the response to the COVID-19 prevention measures across the TBR system. Please use the table of contents to navigate to the correct page to find or list resources.

  • Where to Find Captioned Media

    Need help finding already captioned videos for your course? This website lists several resources that link instructors to already captioned materials.

External Resources:

  • Online Learning Consortium Continuity Planning and Emergency Preparedness:

    A collection of resources and initiatives to support your efforts in moving courses to an online format when emergency situations arise.

  • How to Record a Presentation in PowerPoint:

    In migrating content for your on-ground course to the online environment, you may find yourself in need of sharing PowerPoint + lectures with students. For details on how to video record a presentation in PowerPoint, see this page. Note that this process should be followed in conjunction with a caption-generating one such as YouTube's auto caption-generator.

External Tools:

  • Speechnotes:

    Speechnotes is a powerful speech-enabled online notepad that provides professional, accurate, and free speech recognition and auto-captioning. Run this when creating a video to auto-generate your captions.

  • Youtube:

    Create your own videos, upload them to YouTube, and then share them with your students in the online environment.

  • Vocaroo:

    A free online voice recording service that will allow you to dictate and then save a file of your recording.

  • Screencast-O-Matic:

    Create screencast videos with our screen recorder. It’s fast, free and easy to use! Capture your screen, add a webcam and use narration to customize your video.

  • NVDA:

    The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone. It is a useful tool in evaluating your own documents and course content for accessibility.

  • Google Voice:

    Another way of staying in contact with your students without giving out you cell phone number. Create a Good Voice number to share. When you sign up for Google Voice, it will provide you a phone number that refers calls to your own phone, or whatever number you give them, transcribes them into text, and records voicemail. You are able totrack all of these calls online. Submitted by Yvonne Simerman, Faculty, Sociology."