RECAST | Moving to remote teaching and services through spring quarter

From: Drake, Jennifer <>
Date: Mar 25, 2020, 3:35 PM -0700
To: All Faculty <>

Hi all,

This afternoon, President George Bridges will announce that we will provide our curriculum remotely for the duration of spring quarter. This means we will need to accommodate remote learning for our students for all of spring quarter, even if conditions allow us to start doing some in-person instruction later in the quarter.  More information will follow if the conditions change.

I want to advise you of this decision and let you know that a communication to staff and studentsLinks to an external site. is also underway, and Evergreen’s COVID-19 websiteLinks to an external site. will feature this decision as well. A press release is also forthcoming.

You have all been working hard to prepare to teach remotely.  The Keep Teaching sessions have been very well-attended, and the collegial conversations lively. I trust that this preparation has begun to equip you to teach remotely for the duration of spring quarter. We are certainly being called upon to embody the value we place on brave lifelong learning.

The deans and I know that many of you will have specific questions and concerns, and we will reach out with more information soon.  I am also including a message from Julia Metzker below for information on how the Learning and Teaching Commons is continuing to support your work.

With deep appreciation,



Hello Faculty,

We wanted to send a quick update on additional small group sessions available to faculty over the next few weeks. As we mentioned before, we will have the following themed sessions:

  • Thursday, March 26, 9:30 – 10:30am – Open Topics – Bring Your Teaching Puzzle
  • Thursday, March 26, 11am – 12pm  – Alternatives to Lab- & Studio-Based Instruction
  • Friday, March 27, 11am – 12pm  – Community Based Learning and Remote Teaching
  • Friday, March 27, 1 – 2pm – Conducting Seminar While Teaching Remotely

Additionally, we are now also offering the following

  • Thursday, March 26, 1pm – 2pm – Teaching Remotely with Canvas
  • Thursday, March 26, 3pm – 4 pm – Teaching Remotely with WordPress
  • Friday, March 27, 10am – 11am – Teaching Remotely with Canvas
  • Friday, March 27, 2pm – 3pm – Teaching Remotely with WordPress

In order to attend any of these sessions, please RSVP on the Keep Teaching Canvas Course.

Not on the Keep Teaching Canvas Course yet?
You can enroll in the course here:

After enrolling, you need to make the Keep Teaching’s Canvas calendar visible in your main Canvas Calendar, and then you can sign up.

At your Canvas Calendar:
Go to the CALENDARS list at right
Scroll through the list of Canvas sites to locate “Keep Teaching!”
Check the box next to “Keep Teaching!”

click the “Find Appointment” button (at right)
select the course
click the desired appt slot and reserve
then it will appear in your main Canvas Calendar

How do I sign up for a Scheduler appointment in the Calendar? (Links to an external site.)

In community,

JuliA Metzker (on behalf of the Keep Teaching Team)

The Keep Teaching (and Learning) Team is composed of

Ahniwa Ferrari, Associate Dean for Library Operations
Emily Gray, Special Assistant to the Provost for New Academic Program Development
Amy Greene, Manager of Curricular Technologies
Rachel Homchick, Program Coordinator, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education
Bridget Irish, Curricular Technology Support Specialist
JuliA Metzker, Director, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education
Vito Valera, Associate Director of Media Services
Elizabeth Williamson, Dean of Faculty Hiring and Development

This work wouldn’t be possible without the adept support of many additional staff in Academic Technologies and Library and Media Services!

The Evergreen Learning and Teaching Commons
~ a project of the Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education to an external site. | @wacenterTESC (Links to an external site.) | 360-867-6611

You may also like...