Pedagogical Continuity is planning for times when you, individual students, or the entire class are not able to attend class but can still participate through alternative means of online distribution!
There are a wide range of emergency and health-related situations that are best handled by planning before instruction begins. This includes determining course policies, communication channels, and emergency procedures.
The most likely disruptions result in instructors and/or students not being able to access the physical classroom (due to anything from illness, to power outage, to fire, etc.). It is highly recommended to have:
1) A clear communication plan in your syllabus in cases where access to the classroom is limited.
2) A determination of when you intend to use Zoom (or other synchronous alternatives), recorded lectures, or other options to handle the disruption.
Given the possibility of more severe personal emergencies, it is strongly recommended to designate a trusted colleague to have access to your course materials, including your Canvas page or the equivalent, in case there is the need for a colleague to temporarily take over your course.
Given the possibility for loss of internet or specific applications, it is recommended to have plans for loss of access to core technologies in your course.