Mountaineers Virtual Learning Project - Open Forum

A meeting for volunteers interested in creating online content for students. These sessions will be offered weekly through at least May 2020.
COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers event.

This is a meeting to bring together volunteers from all branches and activity types who are interested in putting components of their courses or stand-alone seminars online, or who are interested to create and share new content in an online format.

A Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registrants on the day of the meeting. Please RSVP.


  • Help our members stay connected
  • Help alleviate pressure on courses that have been truncated due to the pandemic by putting a portion of the content online
  • Provide learning opportunities for disappointed students whose courses have been canceled or are at risk of canceling
  • Provide fun & meaningful opportunities for our instructors to continue teaching what they love
  • Reduce & supplement lost revenue to ensure The Mountaineers is around to serve the community for the next 100 years


  • Course leaders who are currently working on reformatting course content to go online
  • Course leaders who have an idea for reformatting course content to go online, but haven't started yet
  • Course leaders who would like to explore ways to create virtual/remote learning content for their course, but aren't sure how that would work
  • Volunteers who have an idea for creating a virtual stand-alone seminar
  • Volunteers who have an idea for a quick tech-tip video that could go online, but don't know where to house it


  • Learn what everyone is working on or interested in working on
    • Identify areas of overlap, or opportunities for partnership
  • Understand the tools available
  • Learn from one another's experiences
  • Utilize the group as a resource
  • Understand staff and volunteer support resources available

General AGENDA (To be modified for the needs of each group)

  • Introductions
    • Name, activity, branch
    • What you are working on, plan to work on, or want to explore the possibilities
    • One success, challenge or concern you want to share about online learning
  • Overview of Google Classrooms
  • General discussion of available resources
  • Discussion of next steps