Academic Continuity - Coastal Carolina University
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Academic Continuity

Academic Continuity (AC) is the process of maintaining continuity of learning in the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster or the capability to quickly resume teaching given such an event. It is the extent to which operations can be sustained that enable affected students and faculty to continue academic activities during the response and recovery phases despite the disruption caused by the emergency or disaster. Read more about Emergency Preparedness at CCU.

Coastal Carolina University strives to maintain academic continuity when normal academic activities are disrupted. While natural disruptions may encroach on a faculty’s ability to teach, the Coastal Office of Online Learning has provided digital solutions to assist with class restructuring and make-up activities. This site will provide you with instructional guidance and resources for assisting you with academic continuity or academic recovery where needed. This resource page includes downloadable templates and guides, as well as tutorials that will assist you with preparing your digital learning instructional materials. For more information on Academic Continuity, please see the Academic Continuity Guide (downloadable).


CCU Digital Learning Resources

Resources for Faculty

Eduroam - Eduroam is the campus WiFi Network available for all students, faculty, and staff at CCU. Additionally, visitors from other eduroam participating campuses can easily access this network using the same credentials they use at their participating institution. Read more about Eduroam here

Resources for Students


Digital Learning and Technology Tools 

Below is a list of instructional technology tools that integrate with the campus' Learning Management System (LMS), Moodle. For questions about Moodle or any of the tools listed below, please contact the Coastal Office of Online Learning (coastalonline@coastal.edu). Faculty, if you are need of a laptop, please complete the Kimbel Laptop Request. Form. 

 Technology Tools  Description  Utilization of Tool 
 Academic Integrity Tools  Tools available to prevent cheating and
plagiarism.

Turnitin

Personal/Lecture Capture
(recording) 

Allows for live classroom lectures to be 
recorded and gives faculty the ability to
perform personal captures from their 
computers and/or mobile devices. Personal
capture includes voice over Power Points,
videos of themselves, and recording of
your device screen. 
YuJa
Learning Management
System
The campus' learning management system
is used to help faculty create effective
online course materials such as quizzes,
discussion forums, assignments, etc.
 
Streaming Videos Online video collection of movies, 
documentaries, educational films, etc. Read
more on Streaming Videos at CCU.

Kanopy
Films on Demand

Remind Text App Free, safe text app that allows you to
communicate with students. See tutorial on how to utilize Remind.

Remind 

Web Conferencing/Live Streaming An online tool that allows you to hold 
live meetings, presentations, virtual
office hours, etc. 
Zoom
Microsoft Teams

How to Operate Offline (without internet)

In an academic continuity situation in which some faculty or students may lose electricity, or access to internet temporarily, finding a means for communicating with students and building and posting content is still critical for us as faculty. Some tips:

  • Students and faculty can access Moodle offline via the Moodle Mobile App on their mobile devices.
  • There are several tools that can be used offline to create lectures and other instructional materials. Tools such as YuJa can be used offline to record lectures and personal captures and PowerPoint can be used to create presentations and record screencasts and may be uploaded once the internet connection is restored to Moodle, YuJa, YouTube, or your preferred hosting platform.  
  • The Remind texting app is also a straightforward, FERPA-compliant means for communicating with students who may have inconsistent access to the internet.