Emergency Response & Academic Continuity

As the need for increased levels of support and training for online courses grows in response to COVID-19, Impact by Instructure can help your institution with all the tools and pre-built campaigns necessary to quickly address the outbreak and smooth out the transition from face -to-face to online teaching and learning.

Content and technology that helps avoid disruption

    • Reports to gain insights into the usage of tools during the transition process to online courses 
    • Messaging to keep users informed on the latest updates, promote key functionalities for online courses, and proactively communicate with users
    • Contextual support delivered directly in Blackboard or Canvas LMS to give users all of the information they need to navigate online courses successfully

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    • Promotion of Discussion Boards
    • Usage of Announcements
    • Promotion of Assessments (quizzes & tests)
With our pre-made end of term campaigns, institutions can:
      • View LMS adoption reports identifying who’s not prepared
      • Include user and task-specific training messages or videos to ensure the end of term tasks are completed – examples: final paper submission (student), grade submission instructions (instructor), grading overviews (teaching assistants), etc.
      • Communicate essential end-of-term tasks with in-application checklists and messages
      • Support your users whom are unfamiliar with online end of term workflows with the essential help they need
With our pre-made end of term campaigns, institutions can:
      • Smooth Onboarding of New Faculty and Students 
      • Support transitioning Courses Online 
      • Re-enforcing Course Design Best Practices

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Implement the COVID-19 Emergency Communication and Academic Continuity​ Plan

Due to the immediacy of the Corona situation, Impact implementations may begin upon reception of letter of intent from Director Level or Higher from the institution or self-service portal payment via credit card. 

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Blog Posts & Resources


How Universities Around the World are Moving Online: Resources and Tools

As universities are challenged by the speed and scale of their transitions to online learning, it is worthwhile to consider what works and what doesn’t. We have compiled a number of recommendations, explanations, best practices and resource lists from universities actively dealing with these challenges. Take a look!


Avoiding Disruptions During an Outbreak: When Communication Matters Most

Impact Customers Mercy College, NTNU and MCM have shown us how they are using Impact to keep their students and faculty informed in light of the new Coronavirus. As this is a global challenge impacting many educational institutions, these examples inspired us to write a blog post explaining how Impact, EdTech Adoption Platform can be applied during such institutional dilemmas.

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