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Covid-19 Website

9 Tips To Be Productive When Working At Home During COVID-19

LSU Buildings

  • The LSU Administration and the LSU Emergency Operations Center have determined that, for the safety of the university community, all campus buildings will be locked beginning March 19, 2020. Employees who are not essential are asked not to come to campus. This will help LSU comply with federal and state guidelines related to social distancing. Essential personnel should still report to campus as normal, and beginning March 19, campus buildings should only be accessed by essential personnel while remaining locked. Any exceptions must go through the EOC and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees who are unsure if they are considered “essential” should check with their supervisors. Any requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted by the department head to lsueoc@lsu.edu. Any essential personnel who need keys should make key requests through their building coordinators.

ITS Webinars

Password and Multi-Factor Authentication Best Practices

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, May 15, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Webinar Access: https://www.lsu.edu/it_services/remote/

ITS is hosting live webinars throughout the next few weeks beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, with a focus on  IT resources for working remotely. Each training will have a primary topic of discussion led by staff from ITS as well as a Q&A session at the end of each training. To participate in the webinars, please visit the ITS website. Additional webinars have been added to the ITS website.

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
  • Security Best Practices
  • VPN

LSU Equipment

If you need to take your LSU equipment home while we work remotely, please complete the form Request for Off-Campus Equipment Form and submit it to LSU Property Management.

Using your LSU phone remotely

  • If you are interested in using your LSU number remotely (including making outgoing calls), you can install a desktop app. It’s free!
    GROK information on how to install. 
  • Works ONLY on VOIP phones, not cell phones.

Academic Affairs Guidance

Files Online from Off-Campus

University Guidance for Student Employment

Faculty Research Continuity Planning

  • Read guidance for faculty researchers and required measures to ensure research continuity 

ITS Guidelines for Working Remotely

  • ITS has provided guidelines for working remotely to assist faculty and staff with the transition.

Guidelines for making deposits intended for Accounting Services

Cash, check or money order can be dropped off 24 hours a day/7 days a week to:
Campus Federal Credit Union
Perkins Road Branch ONLY
6230 Perkins Road
Night Deposit Box – Drive Thru – Lane 1  

  • Checks intended for any division of Accounting Services can use the CFCU Night Deposit Box.  Checks should be placed in a sealed envelope with your initial or signature along the seal for tamper proofing.  The envelope should clearly and legibly have the Accounting Services department name (i.e. LSU Payroll, LSU Accounts Payable, etc.) written on the front. 

LSU Health Physician Consult

  • Lsu.khealth.ai – a free resource for a physician consult for anyone in the state of Louisiana for the month of April. We are doing this to help decrease the burden on ERs and hospitals as they face the surge.

LSU Online Teaching Resources

The resources out there are great (and are multiplying), but can be overwhelming. So, keep things simple. The principles for online teaching are simple:

Here's is LSU's Faculty Guide to Geaux Online on how to convert face-to-face classes to online. The Faculty Survey available on the Geaux Online faculty site indicated that live support was the most preferred method of help.

Daily trainings during the week for faculty at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5 p.m..  No registration is required.  There is a live link on the faculty page where they can just click right into the training.

The design team will be providing real-time support via Zoom from 10 AM – 9 PM during the week and 8 AM – 8 PM during the weekends for the next couple weeks. 

LSU Online is creating a whole series of recommendations for different subject areas as well as producing a great number of short videos. A QuickStart guide for going online has been created.  LSU Online will share resources collected through Communication Across the Curriculum. Please check the faculty website here.

CxC

Join a faculty conversation and idea exchange session on restructuring C-I teaching and assignment design for online. These CxC sessions will take place Monday, March 16 and Tuesday March 17, at 12:00 p.m., via Zoom. You are welcome to join one or both sessions. Please RSVP here

Academic Continuity Plan and Guidelines

  • Faculty Resources for Moving to Online Instruction
  • Student Resources for Moving to Online Instruction
  • Miscellaneous Questions 

Moodle Tools: 

  • Chat: enables participants to have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions
  • Choice: enables a teacher to ask a single question and offer a selection of possible responses via a poll
  • Database: enables participants to create, maintain, and search a collection of records that could be used to develop a collaborative collection of links, books, articles, etc.
  • Forum: enables participants to have asynchronous discussions
  • Kaltura Media Assignment: enables a teacher to create assignments that require students to upload and submit Kaltura videos
  • Wiki: enables participants to create web pages, which can be collaborative or individual
  • Moodle tips from faculty member for beginners.
    • Use the 'Create New Section' function to create a new tab/page in Moodle and then label it according to the week in which it matters
    • Video recording lectures via Kaltura directly on Moodle
    • Utilizing a "Forum" activity to facilitate discussion & engagement
  • Moodle suggestions from faculty member experienced in using Moodle.

Additional Online Resources:

  • Zoom: A audiovisual platform for online meetings. Zoom can also function for break out groups. Students have the capability of calling into a meeting, if their internet access is weak or inconsistent. Here's LSU’s Grok guide to Zoom.
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams is a platform that combines instant messaging, calls, file and app sharing, and virtual meetings in one online workspace.
  • tlk.io: a super easy to use platform for creating simple chat rooms. Could be a great option for instructors looking to facilitate a discussion about an assigned reading.
  • Techsmith Snagit - Screen capture software to record online lectures. Snagit is free.
  • Inside Higher Ed Teaching - So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online
  • McGraw-Hill
    • Setting up a course
    • Explore online assignments in replacement for in-class activities
    • Learn how to assign online textbook readings
    • Learn how to create virtual lab activities and assessments
    • Find additional resources or online materials
  • Hypothes.is
  • Pearson Hub - working and learning online during pandemic
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education - The Chronicle is providing free access to breaking-news updates. Explore the complete coverage of the coronavirus, including other tools and resources that might be useful:
    • A collection of our best advice on teaching online during the pandemic, downloadable for free.
    • A private Facebook discussion group where more than 5,000 campus officials share questions and advice.
    • A running tracker of the latest developments, updated daily and sent directly to your inbox
    • Tools and resources you might find useful:
      • A collection of our best advice on teaching online during the pandemic, downloadable for free.
      • A private Facebook discussion group where more than 5,000 campus officials share questions and advice.
      • A running tracker of the latest developments, updated daily and sent directly to your inbox

Other Guides: 

Faculty Member Suggestions

“There are REASONS why online courses have higher DWF (drop/withdraw/fail) rates. One huge reason is that these courses can feel impersonal. Another is a lack of feeling accountable. Anything we as instructors can do to the improve the affective element of the course is critical.” (from @Sara Webb-Sunderhaus

It may also be beneficial for you to talk with your students at some point about their anticipated needs as learners in an online classroom environment.

Baton Rouge Area Information

BRAC and the city are advocating for the support of local businesses through these tough times. View a list of keep Baton Rouge serving.