Rearrange Existing Assignments
Consider any independent learning assignments already on the course syllabus that students can complete during the disruption and rearrange the schedule accordingly.
Students can research a refined topic that covers course material during the academic disruption or they can look into a topic that they are invested in researching and that complements course material. Because face-to-face contact with students is limited, it may be best to:
Have students complete a literature review on course content that is scheduled for the time of academic disruption, or on a topic they are interested in exploring further. Here are some recommended practices:
Instead of having students discuss class readings face-to-face, have them respond to their readings by doing a writing assignment. Instructors can either provide specific questions for the text or have students do an activity such as:
Summarize Course Content for a Particular Audience
Using course materials, students can create different creative projects such as: