Starting today, all courses to be switched to distance teaching mode until the end of semester
Starting from today, all classes (including experimental, practicum, and hands-on courses) will be switched to remote-only instruction for the rest of the spring semester (110-2) due to the ongoing pandemic. If in-person classes are imperative, please fill out the application form (Applicants who already submitted the application form are exempt from reapplication.) for the Office of Academic Affairs’ approval. The five classroom buildings managed by the University, Gongtong, Putong, Xinsheng, Boya, and Zonghe Classroom Buildings, are only accessible for instructors and teaching assistants to transcribe their courses during the aforementioned spell. Students are prohibited from entering these classroom buildings to reduce the risk of cluster infection. Relevant coping measures will be adjusted flexibly according to the latest announcement of the CECC.
If it’s inevitable to run in-person experimental or hands-on courses, appropriate social distancing shall be planned and ushered in; instructors and students must wear masks properly in the laboratory. Instructors are advised to adopt distance or online teaching as much as possible. It is strongly recommended that final exams be taken online in principle. If an on-site exam is adopted, other flexible alternatives should be provided for students who can’t attend the exam, such as giving online exams and submitting reports to ensure these students’ rights and interests.
Instructors can upload their lecture videos to NTU COOL for asynchronous distance learning and online testing. Also, U-Meeting is linked to NTU COOL, allowing course members to participate in the video conference by real names for teaching and course assessment. As for the final exam, the University provides mechanisms for online testing, online oral reporting, peer assessment, and online drills. Please refer to the attached document in preparation for such eventualities.
To record the lectures, instructors can utilize video recording software such as EverCam or OBS. Instructors can also apply for the automatic recording system installed in Zonghe and Gongtong Classroom Buildings to record the lectures. Instructors can browse through the website of the Digital Learning Center if having any questions concerning teaching digitalization.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.