Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19

I thought the strike of '17 was the biggest disruption to teaching I would ever experience. I was off by a significant margin. On Friday March 13th, I met with my ANC students for the last time and we were sent home. Today it's official that the rest of the program will be delivered online.

I'm an in-person kind of guy, so it's tough to make this change but safety comes first. The logistics on my end are manageable. It's overcoming obstacles for students with limited access to hardware/software or internet that presents a real challenge. 

It's been a whirlwind as everyone is working to get things ready for classes to resume online on Monday the 23rd. I'll update this post and let you know how it goes.

*update one - added first stream on Twitch.tv/dglatour here:


A quick(ish?) demo of removing unknown nodes, posing the ray rig, snapping, IK/FK switching, and constraints for the Weight Lift (WL) exercise. Constraint workflow starts around the 19 min. mark.

*update two - May 25th. For the most part, the semester completed successfully. There are still a couple of students with 'I' grades who have to complete and submit their final projects. I'm really impressed with how smoothly my students adapted to the move online. Staying motivated and engaged has been a struggle for everyone with lock-down malaise hanging over them. Thankfully, everyone so far remains safe and healthy.




 - David


To ensure the health and safety of our students and campus community, and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, Fanshawe campuses will be closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2020.  Student services and academics are moving to a virtual delivery format. For COVID-19 updates, please the FAQ page on the College website.