Employee Work, Travel, and Scheduling FAQs

In addition to the following course modalities available to students in the upcoming term, Broward College also offers Remote Learning with on-campus testing, labs and studios.  Please read the course notes while registering.

On-Campus

  • Students registering for this class are required to attend all class meetings on campus in the building and room as noted at the listed time.

On-Campus Blended 

  • This is a blended class that requires on-campus meetings with online learning activities.
  • Students are required to attend classes on-campus at the scheduled time and place and required to participate in an online-learning activities in D2L.

On-Campus with Remote Option

  • Students registering for this class are required to attend all class meetings on campus in the building and room as noted at the listed time; and meet live in Zoom at the scheduled days and times.
  • Students should have a reliable internet connection, webcam and microphone to participate in this class.

Remote Learning

  • This class meets live in Zoom at the scheduled days and times.
  • Students will engage in live structured classroom activities in a remote setting via Zoom.
  • There are no on-campus meeting for this course.
  • Students should have a reliable internet connection, webcam and microphone to participate in this class.

Remote Learning Blended

  • Remote Learning class that will be delivered using D2L and Zoom and will combine real-time instruction and online learning activities.
  • There are no on-campus meeting for this course.
  • Students are expected to participate in live sessions via Zoom during the scheduled days and times as well as complete activities online in D2L

Fully Online

  • This is a fully online course that has no on-campus meetings.
  • Students are required to log in to D2L and complete an activity as specified in the syllabus within 48 hours of the start of the term.

Remote Learning is a general term to describe when the learner and instructor are separated by distance and, therefore, cannot meet in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Examples of Remote Learning include the learning that occurs using tools like D2L, Zoom, or Skype to deliver course materials, broadcast a lecture, or hold a discussion. Even a conference call to discuss a reading and upcoming assignments could be considered a type of Remote Learning. 

Broward College, like other higher education institutions, intentionally chose this phrase as it recognizes the wide variety of mechanisms for facilitating learning from afar. It provided faculty the freedom to apply a diversity of pedagogical approaches to actualize distance learning.

BC Remote Learning includes user-friendly online tools to make your learning experience very similar to what you would receive in an actual on-campus classroom.  You will watch live videos and participate in online activities (homework) to meet the course’s learning outcomes.

Classes will meet remotely at the specific time listed on the course schedule.  This is why these courses are described as ‘Remote Learning.’  Faculty will be available to meet with you in a virtual setting during office hours outlined in the course syllabus.  The syllabus, grading policy, and other course materials will be available in the D2L learning management system.  

When searching for classes, you should carefully review the class notes to understand course requirements and other important information.  To review class notes, click on the icon that looks like a magnifying glass below the reference number as you are creating your class schedule.

Faculty should be online, making themselves readily available to students during their normally scheduled class times. Faculty can be working synchronously or asynchronously to deliver remote instruction during the times for which they have been assigned. For example, if a faculty member is assigned to teach on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, the faculty member should make themselves readily available online at this time. This may mean that they are delivering synchronous or asynchronous remote instruction Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM, or, that they are just accessible online to students during this time frame.

Importantly, these class times are the times during which both the students and faculty have already agreed to meet and should remain as assigned. This agreement is a key component of maintaining Academic Continuity and ensuring that additional conflicts are not unintentionally occurring during this time. Students need to know that they can engage faculty, whether through D2L, Blackboard Collaborate, email, phone, or some other mechanism during the time for which they were originally assigned. In response to COVID-19, the College has shifted the place of instruction and learning, not the time.

Importantly, faculty are also required to hold regularly scheduled student office hours. Like the remote instruction times, remote office hours should be published on the syllabus and be consistently held as they would under normal operations. Of course, faculty and students may engage remotely beyond those times, as appropriate to maximize learning.

The employee will be placed on an authorized leave with pay as “Authorized unable to work” or “Authorized to work remotely”

Workday will be utilized to tag and track these individuals.

Refer to the self-isolation protocols at Broward.edu/Coronavirus.

Please see Broward.edu/coronavirus for criteria.

Yes, you will be paid your regular hours if you are placed on leave. Please monitor the website for any updates on the requirements for self-isolation.

Faculty and staff who need laptops should submit a HelpDesk ticket.

https://helpdesk.broward.edu/TDClient/1880/Portal/Home/

The College is currently operating most buildings between the hours of 10:30 am to 4 pm to control the humidity of each building during the closure.  For the buildings still occupied, such as building 17, South Regional, and North Regional libraries, the air conditioning is running from 7:30 am to 6 pm.

Academics, Scheduling, and General Information FAQs

No, all Broward College employees should practice social distancing.  Please see broward.edu/coronoavirus.

Every effort is being made to accommodate students.  For more information on resources that are available to students, please visit Student Resources.

Yes, we will exercise every possible way to share information.

Desire 2 Learn (D2L), the College’s online learning management system is certainly an option for facilitating remote learning. Available within D2L is Blackboard Collaborate a virtual classroom conferencing tool. Additionally, the College will collaborate with faculty to identify other available technologies to support remote learning appropriate to these courses. At the same time, the College aims to limit the number of methods of remote learning to provide some level of consistency of experiences for students.  We will continue to work with all available technologies, but we also do not want to employ multiple platforms as we want to maintain some consistency in the delivery of courses. We will be working all these details out in the coming weeks.

Faculty can contact Librarians by Pathway.

Faculty can also schedule an information literacy session by visiting the BC library page at Request for U/CL Information Literacy Session.

There is a Library Research Menu that can be added as a module to any D2L course shell. This menu facilitates access to the library as closely as we can into the actual course content.  Anyone with admin access to a course shell can import it following the steps identified below.

  1. Go to the Library Sandbox course you're enrolled in D2L. 
  2. Find Tools from the menu bar. 
  3. Select Course Admin from the drop down. 
  4. Select Import/ Export Contents to Export Components from this course.

If you have selected Blackboard Collaborate as your preferred method for facilitating remote learning, contact your associate dean to locate an appropriate venue that supports this technology.

Currently, we do not know. We continue to assess and monitor the situation and developments and will communicate decisions that are in the best interest of the College.  Updates will be communicated whenever there is a decision or change. You should also check the website updates.

The collegiate academy leadership has been notified about all college plans and continue to be updated throughout this process.

Yes, at this time, the Vision Clinic remains open. The Dental Clinic will not be seeing community patients at this time.

Yes, the call center will continue to operate at this time.  Students can direct inquiries to: 954-201-7350.