LeBow COVID-19 Response

Faculty and Staff

Review the frequently asked questions below for answers about meetings, available resources and more. Please check the FAQ pages regularly, as information is updated to reflect the situation as it evolves. For additional information on University-wide procedures and updates, visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.

What do I need to know before I visit campus, and what safety precautions are being implemented at LeBow College of Business facilities?

In order to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, new safety procedures have been established, including using the Drexel Health Tracker app, wearing face masks and more. Facilities are being regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Faculty and staff who are coming to Gerri C. LeBow Hall outside of their scheduled teaching time, or faculty and staff who are not teaching a class on-campus, must complete a visitation request 24 hours prior to their desired arrival.

> View more information about LeBow Community Health and Safety

How have classrooms been enhanced at Gerri C. LeBow Hall?

Podiums have been enhanced to now have two monitors, one with annotation capabilities (left) and one with standard display (right). Anything displayed on the left monitor will also be displayed on the room projectors and confidence monitors. You can also use pen-enable monitor for whiteboarding/annotation.

Ceiling and lectern microphones are connected to the podium PC so they can be broadcasted through Zoom. Room cameras are also connected to the podium PC and used as the main camera in Zoom. Basic zoom and positioning controls are available on the podium touch panel for changing the camera view.

Computers have updated software to ensure they are as fast as possible to minimize loading times.

If I am teaching on campus, are there any recommendations for using technology or using the classroom?

  • The use of the podium PC is strongly recommended. Laptop use is possible, but you may experience significantly reduced functionality.
  • Remain close to the podium and observe social distancing.
  • Breakout rooms must be scheduled in correctly sized locations.
  • Utilize a Remote Course Facilitator (RCF) for class period facilitation.
  • Repeat questions (chat and remote) to ensure all students hear you.
  • All handouts and tests should be electronic to allow ease of access to remote students and prevent unnecessary contact with in-person students.

What is a Remote Course Facilitator (RCF), and how can I request one?

The Remote Course Facilitator (RCF) program was established by the Graduate College, with support from the Office of the Provost and Remote Teaching Task Force, in spring 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during which all face-to-face (F2F) courses were required to move to a fully remote format. The RCF program is meant to help support faculty with the technical and administrative aspects of teaching in a fully remote or hybrid format and to help support the remote teaching and learning environment in which active engagement is critical for a successful student experience.

> Visit Drexel’s Graduate College website to request an RCF

Where can I find information about meetings and staying in touch?

As all undergraduate classes continue online while non-essential faculty and staff continue to work from home, the College is utilizing Microsoft Teams and the Zoom Online Meeting Platform for the delivery of virtual classes and remote meetings.

> Find more information on using Zoom effectively

A LeBow College of Business “Team” has been created in Microsoft Teams, and features the ability to chat with the tech department in real time. Contact lcbtech@drexel.edu with questions.

Where can I find tech webinars and how-to’s?

Information and guidance on the use of online teaching and conference platforms can be found below.


Keeping our Community Safe

Drexel LeBow is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. For information about what to do before visiting campus and what to expect when you arrive, review our community health and safety policies.

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Virtual Programming

Meet new people, stay connected with peers or build your network through a variety of virtual events taking place during the fall term.

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Resources

Explore our list of resources available through LeBow, Drexel University and beyond, including technology support, student services and COVID-19 updates.

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