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Instructional Emergency Plan?

 An instructional Emergency Plan is used to ensure continuity of instruction in the event of an emergency necessitating College closure that disrupts 1-4 class sessions (or equivalent teaching hours).

What do students need to do?



Sign up for TC Alerts... learn how. 



Make sure your Canvas notification preferences are set to notify you when new announcements are posted and emails are sent in Canvas ... learn how. 


View your course's Emergency Plan by selecting Emergency Plan from your courses side navigation.


What do faculty need to do?



Add Emergency Plan text to your Syllabus... See the text.



Upload your syllabus to the Syllabus link in Canvas... learn how.



Decide on your Emergency plan... learn how.



Update your Emergency Plan page on Canvas... learn how.


Where can you get help?

Academic Technology (AT) staff can support you by: 

  • Working with you individually on campus or via Zoom. To schedule a time to meet with AT staff, please email:
  • Additionally, our Tech Fellows are available to assist in Macy 345, Monday - Friday 1:00-5:00 - no appointment necessary!