Rowan Instructional Continuity Plan

Rowan Instructional Continuity Plan

Rowan University Instructional Continuity Plan

Do you need assistance as you begin your remote teaching?

To begin, you MUST self-enroll into the Transition to Temporary Remote Instruction Course here in Blackboard.  

  • Please click here to enroll in this course.
  • Once on Blackboard page, click "Submit" (bottom right corner)
  • On next page, click "OK" in the bottom right corner (might have to scroll down)
  • Scroll down to “My Organizations” block (right side) and click the course “Transition Training for Temporary Remote Instruction”.
  • Then Click on “Start Here” in the left-hand course menu to begin.
  • After looking through the course, click the “Request Training” link on the left course menu if you would like to book a one-on-one session.

This web page contains resources for Rowan University faculty in the event that classroom instruction is disrupted. It has been developed by The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the Division of Information, Resources and Technology and is endorsed by the President’s Office.

Possible reasons for instruction to be disrupted include:

  • Inclement weather
  • Personal illness of instructor
  • Unsafe conditions on campus
  • Pandemic illness
  • Natural disaster

Faculty members who intend to require students to meet work deadlines via electronic submission, even if such deadlines fall during periods of University closure, may want to consider stating this expectation in their syllabi.


Teaching Options ~ General Tips ~ Communication ~ Class Meetings ~ Office Hours ~ Assignment Management ~ Assignment Ideas ~ Discussion Management ~ Discussion Ideas ~ Lectures ~ Feedback & Assessment



General Resources ~ Communication ~ Class Meetings & Office ~ Hours ~ Assignments ~ Discussions ~ Lectures ~ Feedback & Assessment ~ Q&A Sessions

General Resources

  • Blackboard 
  • Google Drive (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and more)
  • Any major/program specific requirements for preparing instructional materials 
    • Look on your college website
  • If your course has an online version already built and you would like to use it
    • To check if there is a course, go to Login and click Development tab, select Course Catalog and view the current online courses
    • To make a request contact Rowan Online Support at extension 65154 from a Rowan phone, or 856-256-5154. Or log into and request support by clicking Support & Technology on the dashboard
  • Working Remotely - resources offered by IRT
  • Teaching Remotely - resources offered by IRT
  • Human Resources Guidance for Effective Telework - Office of Human Resources has compiled a list of some tips and strategies to assist employees
  • Ergonomically Working from Home - Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) would like to pass along some ergonomic tips you can use as you transition from your office workstation to your home office/telework workstation
  • General Resources Pedagogical Recommendations

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  • Using Email 
    • Rowan University Email (faculty, staff and students)
    • In some situations, for example in case of widespread power outages, you might want to ask students to respond to let you know that they are able to receive your emails.
  • Using Blackboard
  • Using Phone or Text Messaging
  • Google Voice instead of giving a personal phone number. Google Voice gives you a phone number for calling, text messaging, and voicemail. It works on smartphones and computers, and syncs across your devices so you can use the app in the office, at home, or on the go.
  • Using Google Hangouts 
    • Use for group messaging and chats
  • Communication Pedagogical Recommendations

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Class Meetings and Office Hours Virtually

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Feedback & Assessment

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If you are using other methods and tools to create content and activities please continue to do so.  The above listing includes tools that are supported by Rowan IRT.


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(revised 4/22/2020)

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Rowan Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Rowan Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.