The Emergency Preparedness for Teaching and Learning (EPTL) Programme prepares instructors and students for online teaching and learning, in the event of unforeseen emergency situations or prolonged school closure where there are no face-to-face lessons.
Information for Faculty Members
Faculty members who joined SMU on or after 1st January 2017 are required to attend an EPTL workshop and implement a synchronous WebEx online lesson by end-December of the next calendar year. For example, faculty members who join SMU on 1st July 2017 shall fulfil the requirements by 31st December 2018. They will indicate the preferred EPTL implementation week for the upcoming teaching term through the Teaching Preference Survey sent out by the Office of Registrar. They will complete a self-declaration survey on their EPTL implementation status at the end of each academic year.
Make-up Classes during Public Holidays: Instructors are allowed two options of doing make-up classes: (i) online teaching (through online materials such as videos); or (ii) in-class teaching arranged by the Office of Registrar.
Information for Students
Students are informed about the EPTL Programme at the start of each academic year. Students are responsible for ensuring that their laptops are equipped with the necessary hardware and softeware for online learning that are supported by IITS (such as the learning management system, eLearn; webinar, WebEX; and video recording ECHO360).
Last updated on 21 Aug 2017 .