Instructors have a lot to think about before, during, and after each term. Be sure to accomplish these essential tasks.

Pre-Term (at least two weeks prior)

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your course prepared for the new term. Before opening your course to students, reflect on the last time you taught. Think about ways to enhance your course for the upcoming term. This guide points to articles about new teaching strategies, as well as steps you to make sure your course is active and open to students on the first day of the term.

University Deadlines to Consider

(Check the PSU Academic Calendar for specific dates.)

  • Schedule of Classes available online
  • Priority Registration begins

Weeks 1 through 3

Early and regular communication with your students is more important than ever during remote learning. This guide offers key contact points and ways to help your students get the support they need before the term even begins. If you’re new faculty, make sure to use your Gmail account at mail.pdx.edu. This is also where you can access the Google Suite of Education applications. If you’re new to remote teaching, please contact the Office of Academic Innovation as early as possible for help preparing your course.

University Deadlines to Consider

(Check the PSU Academic Calendar for specific dates.)

  • Last day to drop with 100% refund
  • Last day to add with instructor approval
  • Last day to drop without a “W” withdraw on academic record

Weeks 4 through 8

Being present in your remote course is key to keeping students engaged, leading to overall student success. This guide outlines a few things you can do to stay connected to your students and help them feel like part of your learning community.

University Deadlines to Consider

(Check the PSU Academic Calendar for specific dates.)

  • Last day to change grading option
  • Last day to withdraw from a course

Weeks 9 through 12

As the term ends, here are a few things to do before you relax and celebrate your course success! This guide highlights steps to share grades with both your students and the registrar, and helps you prepare for the next time you teach the course.

University Deadlines to Consider

(Check the PSU Academic Calendar for specific dates.)

  • Deadline for submitting final grades
  • Official grades available online

Need More Help?

We'd love to hear from you. Full-service remote support is available to all PSU instructors through the Office of Academic Innovation. Contact the virtual Faculty Support Desk, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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