Online Class Preparation Timeline

12-15 Weeks Before the Semester Begins

  • Complete your class syllabus using the required SCPS Syllabus/Class Overview Template.
  • Receive approval on your finalized syllabus from your program director.
  • If your course will include any required synchronous meetings, the time and dates must be determined in advance and listed in the course catalog. Students cannot be required to attend any synchronous meetings that are not listed in the course catalog.

The following items will only apply if you plan on holding live online meetings:

7-8 Weeks Before the Semester Begins

  • Create your class site in UVA Collab using the SCPS template.
  • Copy/Move materials from your old class site to the new one.
  • Upload Class Syllabus & Overview to new class site.

5-6 Weeks Before the Semester Begins

  • Update any documents or resources containing old dates or information.
  • Begin to digitize and add new resources/activities to your class site.

3-4 Weeks Before the Semester Begins

  • Check-in with the SCPS IDT Team with any questions and/or to request a class site review.

2 Weeks Before the Semester Begins

1 Week Before the Semester Begins

  • Post the first announcement to your class. When creating the announcement, select the option to include an email notification set to High – All Participants.