Email is the School's official means of communication with all SCPS faculty and students. All SCPS faculty members are required to establish a UVa Gmail account, to which all official UVA correspondence will be sent. Instructors should use their UVA Gmail account to correspond with their students and SCPS staff.
Document File Formats
Instructors should plan to create and use documents in their instruction that are easily viewable by their students. Since Microsoft Office is used extensively by SCPS students, formats that are readable by Office, Open Office, Google Apps and other document readers should be used. Adobe’s PDF format is widely used, therefore documents that should only be viewed without allowing editing or revision by students should be in PDF format. Faculty planning to use unusual document file formats should provide direction to students on where they can obtain free readers to view the documents or you should convert them to formats to which students have access.
At an absolute minimum, your laptop or desktop computer should have:
Please note that at this time because of Microsoft legacy compatibility with University based systems, access to a Microsoft operating system through Bootcamp or a virtual solution such as VMWare Fusion may prove to be very valuable.
At an absolute minimum, your high speed network connection should be rated at 768 kbps download and 384 kbps upload speeds. We recommend at least1 megabit download and upload speed connections.
SCPS is committed to creating quality programs and classes that promote lifelong learning for adult learners. As you explore the opportunity to teach at SCPS, please take the time to answer the following questions to assess your readiness to teach online.
Thank you for taking the SCPS Self-Assessment for Teaching Online.