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Canceling or Delaying Classes

If you need to cancel or delay your class, please:

  • notify your students (If you're using Blackboard, you can use email all users feature: Control Panel > Send Email > All Users);
  • call Master Control at (757) 683-3173, or email Distance Learning will inform the sites. If you're teaching from one of the Centers, please notify the Center staff as well.

For scheduled absences or delays, inform your Control Room Operator.

Also, if you're giving an exam and do not plan to use audio, please let your Control Room Operator know.

Inclement Weather/Closings

Often, our sites experience inclement weather or other emergencies that force them to close. For this reason, our sites have instituted an inclement weather/emergency policy.

  • If the host site is closed, ODU site offices will also close.
  • If the host site opens late, ODU site offices will also open late.

In the event of a closing or delay, site personnel will inform Master Control. Your Control Room Operator will inform you about the closing.

University Policy:
1020 - Closure of the University Due to Inclement Weather and Emergencies (Revised)
In the event that inclement weather prohibits students from participating in technology-delivered instruction, class activities, or testing, students will be permitted to make up missed class requirements by viewing archives and/or rescheduling exams missed without penalty. Faculty are asked to be flexible during these situations as a number of issues, both personal and work-related, arise as a result of such circumstances.