Building Capacity and Foundational Structures to Transition to Remote Instrucion.

Facing a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, has tested the capacity of institutions to react to emergency and test their preparedness to quickly adapt to new teaching approaches. The work done by the office of Educational Technology for over a decade to establish a framework to expand online learning has proven successful in this emergency. The establishment of policies, development guidelines, support capacity, certification protocols, and gaining acceptance and buy-in from academic departments and governance structures helped to prepare faculty to transition their teaching to online modalities in record times.