CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Information

Please click here for information regarding Fall 2020 Semester Information.
Course Building

The Course Building Google Calendar has recently been updated. Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes was released March 26th, 2020, with a revised schedule released on June 18th, 2020, it is available on BU Brain.

All change requests that CBASM has received are in progress of being completed and room assignments are, in some cases, being shifted.  If any additional changes are needed, please email only cfchanges@ binghamton.eduNote: there is no need to email classrooms@binghamton. edu for any change requests.

Remember that you can always access the SSIAASGN (to add/remove instructors), SSARRES (to modify restrictions) and SSATEXT (to modify course descriptions) forms in Banner, even when course building is not open.

For Gen Eds, please refer to the Gen Ed website or contact Liz Abate (labate@binghamton.edu).

Training

You must sign up through the University Center for Training and Development

Course Building Training Part 1 via ZOOM
Instructor: Gina McMahon

July 21                  10:30 am & 2 pm
August 10            10:30 am & 2 pm

Course Building Training PART 1 is the foundation training for Course Building. We will cover the very basics of course building, course editing, and course inactivating. This training is part 1 of a two-part series, you must sign up for both. You must have course building banner permissions. Please bring courses with you that need building and/or editing. 

Course Building Training Part 2 via ZOOM
Instructor: Gina McMahon

July 22                  10:30 am & 2 pm
August 11            10:30 am & 2 pm

Course Building Training PART 2 is the in-depth training for Course Building. We will cover cross-listing, linking courses, and common errors. This training is part 2 of a two-part series, you must sign up for both. You must have course building banner permissions. Please bring courses with you that need cross-listing or linking.

Message Regarding Future Events and B There Room Requests

A decision will be made regarding fall facility reservations as protocols are established. Once a date is determined it will be announced on Dateline and posted here. Please check back for updates.

Scheduling in General Purpose Classrooms 


Room reservations for all previously scheduled classes, final exams, meetings and events in general purpose classrooms through May 17, 2020 are canceled.

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, a limited number of general purpose classrooms will be available for:

  • Class recordings
  • Meetings essential to the continuing operation of the University for which using online technologies are not possible

Requests for general purpose classrooms for reasons noted above will be via fillable forms:

Once completed, the class recording request form should be sent to clt@binghamton.edu
and the meeting request form should be sent to classrooms@binghamton.edu.

B There room requests for fall will be delayed. 

Guidance to faculty for online class meetings; final exams; and office hours, advising and tutoring sessions

In this time of uncertainty and rapidly changing conditions, faculty should respect existing class schedules and final exam policies as you transition to online delivery. In order to promote social distancing, in person office hours, advising and tutoring sessions should be suspended to the extent possible and transitioned to virtual meetings, email or phone calls.

The following guidance is provided to reduce student time conflicts in the online format, to ensure students do not have three or more final exams in 24 hours and to minimize in person contact for office hours, advising and tutoring sessions. These measures are meant to uphold our established rules and provide continuity in this new and ever changing reality.

For online class meetings:
  • If you plan to have portions of your class meet virtually and synchronously (with all students logging in at the same time), please hold these sessions during your regularly scheduled class meeting times.
  • For quizzes or exams that will be administered virtually and synchronously, the date and time should be within the regularly scheduled class meeting times.
  • For any quizzes or exams that had previously been scheduled outside regularly scheduled class meeting times and will be administered virtually and synchronously going forward, those established times should remain as scheduled.
final exams

A process for requesting final exam times is being established. Please continue to check back here for more information. 

For office hours, advising and tutoring sessions:
  • Reduce in person office hours and advising to only those that are absolutely necessary. Transition to virtual meetings using resources such as Zoom (https://binghamton.zoom.us) or use email or phone calls.
  • Group office hours/tutoring sessions should be conducted virtually
  • We encourage faculty to use Starfish to schedule office hours, advising, and tutoring sessions with your students. Visit Starfish at Binghamton for tutorial videos and training documentation.

COVID-19 Updates

Information and updates from Binghamton University regarding COVID-19
https://www.binghamton.edu/health/coronavirus/

Student Records & Fall 2020 Course Schedule of Classes

Binghamton University has developed markers to determine when to implement certain aspects of its online learning formats to respond to COVID-19 in a manner that protects the well-being of students, faculty and staff. Read more on the Student Records FAQs webpage. 

  • For help with reading the Fall 2020 Course Schedule of Classes, please click here for more information.

Assistance with planning your BingFlex or Online courses for fall 2020

Please visit the Center for Learning and Teaching webpage for assistance with your BingFlex or Online Courses.