Virtual Splash FAQs

Is Splash 2021 fully virtual?

No! While students will be tuning in through Zoom, we currently plan to have all Splash teachers have the option to come onto MIT's campus to socialize and teach their classes from MIT's classrooms. This allows ease of access to class supplies, and interested teachers may be able to sit in on other classes happening at Splash! More details about specific logistics will be released closer to the program. 

Can non-MIT affiliates teach?

Yes! We allow non-MIT affiliates to teach most years, and this year is no exception. However, non-MIT affiliates will have to obtain an MIT background check. We will contact non-MIT teachers with more details.

Non-MIT affilliates may also have the option to come onto MIT's campus to gather with other teachers and teach from classrooms; more details will be released closer to the problem.

What platforms can we use?

Currently you are only allowed to use Zoom to teach the class.

How can we learn how to use Zoom?

We will be providing teacher training sessions. Zoom also has tutorial pages here.

How will the minors policy work?

The minors policy described here will still hold. Some preliminary considerations:

  • There should be two teachers in every online classroom, including Zoom breakout rooms. However, brief visits to breakout room groups from a single teacher are allowed.
  • Teachers should also not initiate or respond to student private messages.

Can we still request class supplies?

Yes, you can still request class supplies. You can request up to $30 worth of class supplies. All class supplies should eventually be returned. Due to the virtual nature of Splash 2021, our requirement for returning class supplies will be relaxed. If you request class supplies for your class, we will contact you about this.

Last modified on Sept. 16, 2021 at 01:41 a.m.