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In the unprecedented time of this pandemic, please keep a few things in the forefront of your mind:

Switching your course from face-to-face to online teaching is occurring for emergency reasons.  You should do the best that you can and know it will not be a smooth learning process. This is okay!  It will be most important to maintain regular and substantive interactions with your students.  Know that your students are also stressed, concerned, and possibly unhealthy.  Be supportive, be transparent, and be someone who attempts to help the students through these new obstacles.   You are their connection to learning in a new world with significant changes.  Seek your campus resources for support.  Keep an open mind, an open heart, and embrace the new opportunity the best that you can.

Teaching Resources

Faculty Self Help & Guides:


Coffee Hour With the FCTE:
This virtual connection spot will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. for faculty to drop in for conversation.  We are not scheduling specific content, but want to be available to support folks working from home who want to see colleagues and have conversation! https://indstate.yuja.com/meetings/n82941/184338543/5


Virtual Office Hours for Yuja:
https://indstate.yuja.com/meetings/n81262/1959758739/5 - April 7, 2020 11:30am to 1:30pm (EDT) continuing weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday until 04/30/2020


Blackboard Questions:
A Blackboard discussion board is available to post a question.  Please see OTH-FCTE and then “Join a Discussion” to post, view, or respond.

Student Resources

  • Resources for Taking Online Classes
  • How to Create and Join a Class Using Skype for Business
  • Possible Resources for Free Internet Access
    Check local sources that may offer wireless internet connectivity:

    1.  At least two internet service providers (Comcast, Charter Spectrum) have announced limited-time programs for in-home internet service.  Check with your local provider to see if they have such a program for this period of time.

    2.  Individual cities and counties in Indiana may provide wireless access to the public for free.  For example, the Monroe County Public Library website has information on wireless locations provided by local providers in that county.  Terre Haute has a TerreHauteFree wireless service that can be accessed from locations near Wabash and 7th Street.

  • Testing Your Home Internet Access
    Make sure your home network is ready to go if you are working from home.
    Test your internet service by going to speedtest.net (it’s free) and select Purdue (West Lafayette or Terre Haute, IN – Joink, LLC) when running the speed test. See the full article connectivity tips on working from home here: https://indstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1851/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=1...
  • Free Adobe Suite Access for Students Available Until May 31, 2020

    Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and educators, so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device. Please follow these steps to access the software:

    1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your school credentials to sign in
    2. When prompted, select Company or School Account, then enter your MyISU credentials
    3. Follow the on-screen prompts to access and download the Adobe Creative Cloud apps

  • Loaner Laptops Available to Students
    Windows based laptop loaners will be available at the Technology Support Center (TSC) in Stalker Hall 009 (lower level) for students that have broken or malfunctioning computers. Please contact the TSC at 812-237-2910 if you would like to inquire about one.

  • SPSS software will be available for free, unlimited use on student owned computers soon. More details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Important Contact Information

Instructional Designers: 812-237-2345   ISU-IDS@mail.indstate.edu
Instructional Tools: 812-237-7000   ISU-Blackboard-Support@mail.indstate.edu
FCTE: 812-237-2688   Molly.Hare@indstate.edu
Cunningham Memorial Library:   812-237-2580   ISU-ERM@mail.indstate.edu
Technology Support Center: 812-237-2910  


Contact Us

Molly Hare, Ph.D.
FCTE Director
Cunningham Memorial Library