Students need to clearly understand that learning will continue even when the campus is closed for any reason. To prepare students, we suggest the following:
Add your “continuity of learning” plan to your syllabus such that students understand where to get course information in the event of a closure.
Communicate with your students (via e-mail or other technologies) that you are developing a plan in the event of closure and to ensure that they can access Blackboard as this will be the medium of information exchange in the event of a closure.
Assure your students, via communication, that progress towards course completion is your goal and that all should be flexible in helping maintain a good learning environment.