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Washington State University Office of the Provost

Options available for teaching class September 29

Dear Colleagues,
The Pullman campus will maintain regular operations on Friday, September 29, when Cougar Football plays USC in a home game that kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium. In order to ensure the University’s academic enterprise is fully operational and to accommodate the anticipated sellout crowd for the game, faculty, staff, and administrators will be provided as much flexibility as possible to carry out their duties, manage classes, and address employee work schedules.
To allow for game-related parking, faculty, staff, and students must remove their vehicles from affected parking lots no later than 1 p.m. on Friday, September 29. Parking options, including free shuttles from park-and-ride locations, are available. See the Transportation Services website for more information about game day parking.
Faculty who teach a Friday class that begins between 8:10 and 11:10 a.m. are unaffected by game planning and should convene their classes as normal. Faculty who teach a Friday class that begins at 12:10 p.m. or later can either meet their classes in person, or provide a video lecture using either Panopto (to record the lecture in advance and play through Blackboard at the scheduled meeting time) or Collaborate Ultra (to livestream the lecture through Blackboard from a remote location).
Faculty who teach in the afternoon and have a quiz or exam scheduled can either administer the quiz/exam in person, or online using Blackboard’s Tests tool. More information about these technology options can be found online: Panopto, Collaborate, and Testing in Blackboard Learn.
Thank you in advance for your support and flexibility as we welcome Cougar fans to campus for this nationally televised game.
Go Cougs!
Kirk Schulz
President
Dan Bernardo
Provost and Executive Vice President
Washington State University