Due to the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of you needed to make sweeping changes to how you operate. These changes were critical in meeting the challenges you faced, ensuring where possible the continuity of teaching, learning, assessment and day-to-day business operations during the lockdown.
Many of you are now taking stock and reflecting on the steps you took in response to the crisis. We know you want to ensure the appropriateness and sustainability of these measures for the rest of this academic year and the immediate future, preparing your staff and learners for a return to campus when it is safe and appropriate to do so. This checklist is intended to provide a starting point for any such reflections.
A flexible, free template
Not all the aspects it covers, nor the criteria each contains, will be relevant for all Jisc members. There may be some aspects that are important to your specific context that aren’t represented here. That is why we have delivered this as a template which you are free to download, adapt and use as you see fit to best meet your individual needs.
If you have a central group or team that has been tasked with reviewing your response to COVID-19 or another disaster recovery situation, we hope this resource will provide a good starting point and possible vehicle for considering which areas to review and what questions you may need to ask yourself. However, its contents can also be used locally by individuals wishing to consider the effectiveness of the measures that they, or the teams they lead, have put into place.
How to use the checklist
The checklist template is structured around the following areas:
- Use of online resources for teaching and learning
- Teaching in an online environment
- Assessment and feedback
- Safeguarding and student wellbeing
- Ensuring staff wellbeing
- IT and business operations
And it includes the following columns:
- Assessment rating
- Suggested next steps
We have provided some guidance on how you may wish to use the template in the document itself, but - as with all other aspects of this resource - the intention is that you can take and adapt it as you see fit and to meet your situation and needs.
We welcome feedback on the checklist as it currently stands and will look to release updated versions based on the experience and recommendations received from our members. To give feedback or if you'd like any further information, contact email@example.com.