CTL Continuity Plan

The CTL Team believes that preparation is the key to success. Learn about our plan for continued success for any circumstances that may arise.

From time-to-time, we are faced with possible emergencies that can disrupt Klamath Community College and cause the campus to close. In order to be prepared for any type of emergency where campus may be closed it is important to have your class "online-ready".

Emergency closures may consist of (but not limited to):
  • Inclement weather.
  • Natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, blizzards).
  • Health (outbreaks, pandemic, influenza).

It is crucial to plan ahead. Get started today!


Step 1- Schedule an Appointment with your Instructional Designer
Each instructor who does not have a course set up in Canvas will be required meet with their Instructional Designer (ID) using the following links:

Step 2 - Set up your Canvas course
Every course available at Klamath Community College has been set up with a course shell in Canvas. Each Canvas course will have a template for instructors to use. The course will have the following information embedded:
  • Course home page
  • Student Resources Module (optional to use or not)
  • One Module with the following templates:
    • Agenda
    • Resources
    • Discussion
    • Assignment
    • Quiz (Classic)
    • Quiz (New Quizzes)
  • Students who are already enrolled
Every instructor will be required to have their courses set up for each week of the class, in preparation for emergency disaster planning. This will no longer be optional. The course material will need to be set up in Canvas the Thursday before the start of the term. If you need additional help, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 541-880-2374 or email

Step 3 - Communication
Klamath Community College will send out emails and text messages if the campus will be closed for any amount of time. However, please use the Canvas Announcement tool to communicate the same message to students. Please communicate class expectations for the course during the emergency. If a class is face-to-face, please include an emergency plan for students to follow if there is an unexpected campus closure.

Step 4 - Alternative class lecture and office hours using Zoom, MS Teams, or Canvas' BigBlue Button
If Klamath Community College campus is closed down for an extended period of time, consider conducting online lectures using Zoom, MS Teams, or Canvas' BigBlue Button conferencing tools. If you need a Zoom conferencing account, please contact the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at,  put Zoom account in the subject line. You should receive an invitation to activate your Zoom account within 24 hours. MS Teams is available to all KCC Employees and Students through their Office 365 account. The BigBlue Button is available for all individuals using Canvas. Click here to access the BigBlue Button Tutorials.

Step 5 - Use Canvas for assignments and exams
The Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) is a great tool for assessment. Through Canvas there is the ability to create assignments and have students upload their work for grading purposes. Additionally, instructors can attach a rubric to their assignments to help facilitate grading. Quiz types that can be created that are:
  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False
  • Fill in the Blank
  • Multiple Answers
  • Multiple Dropdowns
  • Matching
  • Numerical Answers
  • Formula Questions
  • Essay Questions
  • File Upload Questions
  • Text (no question)

New Quizzes have the same options plus:

  • Categorization
  • Formula
  • Ordering
  • Hot Spot
  • Stimulus

Step 6 - Consider alternative lectures
An instructor can create videos to use in place of lectures. Canvas has two video editing and recording programs, Kaltura and Panopto. Both programs will record the individual and their computer screen(s) for online lectures. If you need help deciding which program to use, contact the CTL at

Internet Resources

Resources for students who have limited data or no internet connection for distance learning
Klamath Community College study areas will remain open for any and all students who need access to technology and/or Internet. 

Please see the websites below for more information (Contact providers to verify that they have services in your area).

Broadband Providers : Mobile Providers:


Center for Teaching and Learning Responsibilities

  1. Identify the courses with no content and reach out to instructors and their Deans to ensure compliance by Monday of the preceding week of term start.
  2. Hold Canvas training workshops for instructors using Zoom conferencing (if internet is available) or have faculty sign up for and go through the Canvas faculty and student training courses at least one week before the beginning of each term.
  3. Hold Canvas training workshops for students using Zoom conferencing (if internet is available) or have students sign up for and go through the Canvas Student Training Course.
  4. Use the Canvas course home template in each course without content.

Why wait? Get started today!

If you have never set up a Canvas course, get started today. Please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning to set up an appointment.

The Center for Teaching and Learning team is available for face-to-face help and webinar style meetings. Please let us know your preference.

Telephone: 541-880-2374