The Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence works closely with the CLAS to provide support for students and staff with online learning. If you have a question or need help, please reach out to both offices and we would be happy to help you and your students.
Suffolk Course Design Resources
Suffolk's Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence has a wide range of resources to help faculty transition their face-to-face courses to a hybrid or online format, as well as improve their current hybrid/online offerings. Their Hybrid Course Design page is particularly robust and it is highly recommended that you incorporate their highlighted best practices into your courses.
Exceptional Course Design Samples
Blackboard Inc. has compiled video tours of award-winning courses that are well-designed and effective at delivering their content. View the playlist here.
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What to do with a struggling student
The CLAS depends on faculty to identify struggling students early so interventions can be implemented quickly. If you feel unable to help a student succeed, the staff at the CLAS is ready to step in.
At any point, a student can be referred to academic coaching for 1-1 support with a CLAS coach. The Early Alert process is another great way to flag a struggling student. If you believe there is a language barrier, the Developmental English and Math team can provide language support. Additionally, the Office of Disability Services has a variety of assistive technology and tools for students who are facing difficulties in their classes.