Continuity of Operations

"Although, at this time, weather prediction models do not show an anticipated effect on the Mobile area from Hurricane Irma, we want to be prepared."

Continuity of Operations Plan

As an initial part of this plan, we have developed a template in USAonline that will allow students in on-campus courses access to course materials even if the physical campus is closed. We would ask that all USA courses have, at a minimum, a course syllabus and any other components that would be necessary in the event the course had to be delivered online. To assist you in developing your course shell, the following tools are now included as a template in USAonline:

1. Site Set-up
2. Syllabus
3. Lessons Builder (allows building of content)
4. Gradebook
5. Email (allows communication via individual and group emails)
6. Resources (allows uploading documents/handouts to course repository)

Should you need assistance with these tools, please feel free to contact the Innovation in Learning Center at (251) 461-1888 or

Update on the potential for any impact of Irma and on any decisions related to university operations: