Information for Faculty and Staff

College of Law Staff Available

As part of the University’s response to COVID-19, NU President Ted Carter and Chancellor Ronnie Green have asked that all staff that are able to work remotely do so beginning on Monday, March 23. Beginning Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. McCollum Hall and the Schmid Law Library will be closed to student and public access.

You will continue to have access to the building using your keycard at any time if you now have 24/7 access. You should also feel free to access your office at any time, but you should not be meeting in-person with students. Most classrooms will be closed and unavailable.

The College of Law staff and administrators will be working vigilantly to ensure that your needs are met and our students’ academic progress can continue. You should feel free to contact any member of the staff, faculty or administration by email. Staff will respond as quickly as possible.

This page combines resources from the Center for Transformative Teaching's Keep Teaching website, the College of Business's Instructor Resources center, and additional resources developed by our College of Law I.T. and A/V staff. We have compiled these in a central location to assist Law faculty and staff as we teach (or work) remotely.

Employee Assistance Programs Exams IT Support Teaching Resources Security Resources Law IT Resources 


Beware of Coronavirus Scams!

Opportunistic vendors and scammers are taking advantage of the public health crisis to trick faculty and staff into acquiring their products, logging into fake/malicious webpages, or even spreading malware. Read more at: https://its.nebraska.edu/covid-19/beware-of-coronavirus-scams


Employee Assistance Program

News regarding COVID-19 has created stress for many. For others, it has added to existing anxieties. The Employee Assistance Program is offering information to help navigate this time of uncertainty.

 

Exams

All exams will be administered as take-home exams this spring. We anticipate that all exams will be made available beginning on April 27. For all May graduates and 1L students in the 3-3 program, exams must be completed by noon on Monday, May 4. All other students have until noon on Wednesday, May 6, to complete exams. This means that students will be able to space out their exams, eliminate conflicts that would have affected them under the prior on-campus exam schedule that was posted for spring finals, and help them begin planning now about how to sequence their preparation/study strategies. Note that professors will set the length of time that students are allotted to complete their exams after they obtain the exam questions—so they must start exams early enough to leave themselves time to complete them before noon on the appropriate deadline date. To be clear, students will decide when to start a given exam, but once they download the questions their “clock” begins to run, and they will have to submit their answers in Exam4 before the time designated by the professor elapses.

Professors will also determine the exam format (essay, multiple choice, paper, etc.). If a professor instructs students to write a paper instead of assigning a final exam, the professor will give them instructions about where to email the paper for grading (e.g., to the professor directly or to the professor’s assistant).

There are other exam procedures that are still under consideration. These include procedures for students to request technical support, if needed, during an exam, and whether there will be any modifications to grading systems. So, there will be more information forthcoming about these and other exam-related procedures as we move into April.

These new procedures offer us some advantages, including especially flexibility, that will help us navigate this difficult time. But they also place a great deal of responsibility on the student.

As noted above, more information is forthcoming. But, if you have questions about the foregoing information, please contact Marc Pearce.


IT Support

Links to common services and contact information are published on the Law I.T. for Faculty & Staff web page.

To suggest other content or request instructions that we should add to this page, email Chris Evans.


Teaching Resources

Training Courses:

Canvas 101: https://canvas.unl.edu/courses/38129

Learn Zoomhttp://go.unl.edu/learnzoom

Using VidGridhttps://canvas.unl.edu/courses/28412/pages/using-vidgrid

Box University: https://box.csod.com/client/box/default.aspx
(Click the "Login With Box" button, and use your existing UNL login)

Step-by-Step Teaching Guides:

Embed a Box Folder in your Canvas course: [PDF]

Hack the Canvas Groups feature to make a Student File Upload folder: [PDF]

Record audio on your Smartphone and upload it to Box:  [Android] [iOS]

Add audio narration to your existing PowerPoint presentation: [Microsoft Support topic]

How should I record my lecture? Comparing Zoom vs. VidGrid: [PDF]

How to record using VidGrid: [Windows] [macOS]

Set up your Zoom Personal Meeting room: [PDF]

Change your Zoom Personal Meeting ID and Link Name: [PDF]

Turn your Smartphone into a Document Camera with Zoom: [Video]

How to record a Zoom Meeting: [Windows] [macOS]

How to move your recorded Zoom Meeting to a Box folder: [PDF]

Call into your Personal Meeting using only a telephone: [PDF]
(You must first configure your Zoom Personal Meeting room before you can use this method.)

Integrate Zoom into your Canvas Course: [PDF]

Step-by-Step Remote Working Guides:

Install and connect to the Nebraska VPN: [PDF]

Install Microsoft Office apps on your computer: [PDF]

Log into your Box Account the first time: [PDF]

Turn on Call Forwarding on your office phone: [PDF]

"Keep Teaching" Guide (Center for Transformative Teaching): https://teaching.unl.edu/keep-teaching/

UNL College of Business Instructor Resources site: https://canvas.unl.edu/courses/1374

Mobile Apps:

Canvas Teacher: [iOS] [Android]

Zoom Cloud Meetings: [iOS] [Android]

Security Resources

There are several ways we all can be more secure while working remotely.

ITS has developed information and resources to help people understand the importance of staying safe and how to stay safe: https://its.nebraska.edu/covid-19/beware-of-coronavirus-scams

Additionally, you can find helpful resources on using technology to work from home here: https://its.nebraska.edu/covid-19/remote-work
A VPN connection is only required for certain systems, you can learn more on the VPN section of the Remote Work page. See the link above for more info.

Information about how to use Zoom in a safe and secure way can be found here: https://its.unl.edu/services/zoom/
Specific information about making sure your meetings are more secure can be found here:


More Law IT Resources

Links to common services and contact information are published on the Law I.T. for Faculty & Staff web page.

To suggest other content or request instructions that we should add to this page, email Chris Evans. Thank you.


Additional faculty and staff information is available at https://covid19.unl.edu/faculty-staff.