The first thing to consider is whether the student's ability to present is part of the assessment or if only the content of their presentation is being assessed. If only the content is being assessed, then consider removing the presentation portion, and have the students submit slides or other work through Blackboard. You can use either the Assignment tool or have them post their work in the discussion forum so they can receive feedback from other students.

If the presentation is necessary, you could use tools such as WebEx for students to present to the instructor, or to the instructor and a small group of students.

Panopto could be used for individual students to submit a video of their presentation. See this post for steps on how to do this.

Learn more: An explanation of various virtual presentation methods.
  • Now that we are asked to move to a remote structure, we are recommending take-home, open book exams in most circumstances. Colleges may have additional solutions they will be requiring for their instructors. Detailed information and supports can be found on the exams page.
  • While it is possible to administer an exam to a locked down student computer, that solution does not prevent accessing course materials on other devices or paper. For that reason, it is not our recommended approach.
Please contact GMCTL or DEU for help modifying your final to allow for remote completion whilst enabling students to demonstrate the same outcomes.

At this time, not all Colleges and Schools have access to invigilation software. DEU can assist you in discussing ways to mitigate academic misconduct, or alternative final exam options.

Please visit the Exams page for more information and ideas regarding final assessments.

No, as most campus buildings are closed and classes are not taking place face to face there will be no means for students to submit paper copies of their work. Students may have left the city, and we do not recommend giving out your address as an instructor.

Students can submit their assignments digitally through Blackboard. If you want students to submit a file (for example a .docx, .pdf. .pptx), using the Assignment tool on Blackboard is the most efficient option. It saves you time by compiling all of the submitted files in one place and provides a timestamp and student ID for every submission. You can decide to grade the files within Blackboard or download them all to be graded elsewhere.

If a paper copy is essential for some reason, USask’s Distance Education Unit (DEU) has a process for mailing content and assessments to students and receiving work back. When using this option, students would mail completed assessments back to you via DEU (students do not use your personal mailing address), or scan the paper copy using a scanner app to submit it back to you by email. Students have access to a free PDF scanner built into the OneDrive app.  Please see this USask Knowledge Base article for faculty and students regarding scanning from a phone. 

Yes, but please share the PowerPoint file in a video format such as .mp4, not just the PowerPoint file as it will not open properly on all devices. Please see this blog post for further discussion on this topic.

Yes, copyright restrictions on sharing and posting content still apply. Please see the Copyright page from the University Library for more information.

Copyright also applies to student presentations. Please see this post for more information.

You can copy your content to other course sections in Blackboard in which you are an Instructor or Course Builder. The Distance Education Unit (DEU) can assist you with the copying process if you do not know how to do this. Note that in order for you to copy to another course, you will need Instructor or Course Builder access on BOTH courses.

The Library is currently offering modified help to students remotely. Please visit the Library's continuity page to see alternatives for academic support for your students.

The University's Retail Services Bookstore is also working hard to assist instructors and students during this transition. Please visit this page for updated information on eTextbooks.