Make Up Classes

Though law school classes are rarely cancelled, what can a professor do to “make up the class” if a class is cancelled.

Rescheduling is usually not an option due room schedules and student schedules.

Ignoring it is not an option because the course content needs to be covered.

One software that professors can use is Adobe Presenter.  With this software, they can re-purpose their PowerPoint presentation for that class by adding narration.  The presentation can then be uploaded as a PDF to the course’s LMS.  Students with Adobe Reader can view and listen to the content.

Although professors may spend a lot time narrating their presentation, students may not spend the time to listen to it.

It would defeat the purpose to just review the content in class.

Instead, professors can create an online quiz where students are required to listen the PowerPoint presentation in order to answer the quiz questions correctly.

quiz

One of the professors at Albany Law School did just that.  She narrated a PowerPoint presentation for her NY Practice class, posted it to TWEN and then asked students to take a 5 question quiz.

scores

This professor can see by the graph above that most of the students answered the questions correctly. In other words, they listened to the presentation.

Anyone else have suggestions for making up cancelled classes?

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