Teaching resources | Preparing for fall

July 20, 2020

The UM Office of eLearning professionals are ready to assist you in planning for fall, whatever the semester may bring. We offer quick learning opportunities on topics like online proctoring, Zoom, Canvas and Voice Thread.

We're available to answer specific questions by email, phone or chat. In addition, Zoom office hours will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. For a more in-depth experience, register now for an upcoming online teaching seminar or workshop:

Teaching centers at each campus also have full schedules of seminars and workshops through the summer and early fall.

Proctoring options

Giving students advance notice of proctored exams is mandatory; it is required by the HLC and the Code of Federal Regulations in instances where there may be proctoring fees passed on to the student. If you plan to offer proctored exams for your fall classes, please work with your course schedulers to ensure that your class notes/attributes are updated appropriately.

Proctoring options

Note: UMKC-Respondus Monitor is being used in a limited capacity at UMKC, but is not widely available.

Visit proctoring options for more insight on the technical issues students might have with remote online proctoring as well as details about the online and in-person options at your campus.

Video privacy policies

Please review updated video privacy guidelines as you prepare your fall classes. Of particular note, you should:

  • Give students advance notice. Communicate requirements or expectations regarding video in the course clearly and in advance. This notice should be included in the syllabus if part of the course design (i.e., for a fully online course), or through an announcement via Canvas, email, etc. (i.e., for a face-to-face course flipped to remote learning).
  • Protect confidential student information. Faculty and instructors using video/audio recording systems (i.e., Zoom, Proctorio, Respondus) for routine instructional activities or proctoring may be exposed to confidential student information. Faculty are expected to protect information pursuant to the requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). All faculty and instructors are required to complete UM System’s standard FERPA training.
  • Please familiarize yourself with FERPA compliance options and related situations concerning the recording of classes.  

Hybrid teaching resources

With shifting instruction modes facing many courses, it’s important to know your options regarding hybrid course development. Resources available include tips for learning activities and assessments, group work and how to prepare students for new experiences.

How can we help you?

The Office of eLearning is here to help you with the many challenges facing all of us as we prepare for teaching in person and online this fall. Let us know what assistance you need.

Matthew Gunkel, Chief eLearning Officer

Stephanie McClelland, Senior Director for eLearning, Instructional Design

Danna Wren, Senior Director for eLearning, Academic Technology

Heather Hunt, Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri - Columbia

Amber Reinhart, Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri - St. Louis