Contingency Planning

Keeping your class running in the event of a snow cancellation, pandemic, or other emergency.

In the event of class cancellation,  ATG can assist with any training that you or your teaching staff may need to prepare your plan.

Below are some ways to conduct Web Conferencing/Virtual Meetings:


Best for...

# of students

More info, Video Tutorials, Documentation

Where to find

Recording Narration into your Powerpoint

Quick and easy distribution


How to record audio narration in Powerpoint

How to record audio narration in Keynote

How to Upload your file into Canvas


Conference tool in Canvas:

Big Blue Button

Full web conferencing, with screen sharing, whiteboard, voice

no limit

How to Guide

How to Video

Go to your class site

Click on the Conference page on the left menu

Google Hangouts

Video or Chat Conference


9 if you are all using video ( info: )

ATG how-to video on setting up a Google Hangout

All Harvard College students already have Google accounts that they can use.

With Google Hangouts, you can also share your screen, collaborate on homework in Google Docs, or watch YouTube videos together. (faculty and staff) (students)


Video or Chat conferences

25, all will need Skype accounts

ATG video on setting up and using Skype for your class

Record Video directly onto Canvas page or Announcement

posting asynchronous content


How to Guide - Email

How to Guide - Announcements

How to Video to Record


Reuse of past lecture videos

courses where the content for that week is the same


contact to assist


In addition, there are other ways for faculty to continue working with students when they are off campus:

Posting Course Materials

Communicating with students