Today we will be writing to all students to advise them that in light of the announcement by the government last night, we have taken the decision to suspend face-to-face teaching with immediate effect, meaning that all classes and lectures will be conducted online.
While we can provide teaching and learning support online, running practical work, such as labs and performance related activity is more of challenge. Therefore, at this time, it is necessary to suspend these activities.
We are discussing with relevant Heads of School how we can support the learning outcomes of this work. We will provide more information when it is available.
We are also in discussion with all Heads of School with regard to exams and assessments for this term, and looking ahead. For now, students should continue to prepare for these as normal.
For you to deliver classes online it is necessary for you to be equipped with Panopto and MS Teams.
Attached again is the information circulated yesterday in relation to this. If you have not equipped yourself with the ability to deliver your classes and learning support online, please do this as a matter of some urgency.
More information is included in the email attached, which includes details of the set up and support clinics.
Guidance is also provided online for remote working.
Professor Paul Layzell