Course Continuity

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The recorded training session Canvas/Zoom for eLearning will show you how to use Canvas and Zoom together to hold class remotely.

Use Canvas as a central meeting point

A statement about using Canvas in China. Library resources should be available in China with some individual articles censored. Students who can't access articles can contact a librarian for assistance. Test to see if a site is blocked in China with this online tool.

Canvas can be used for announcements, assignments, discussions, collaborations, and more. Canvas Basics is a quick start guide to the system. Training classes are available in addition to a handout on Using Gradebook. Instructional Technology Specialist are available to help, as is the Help Desk (320-363-2228, [email protected]), or Support Portal. Training videos for faculty are also available.

Interested in using Canvas apps in your course? Resources: how do I use the Canvas App Center in a course? and how do I configure an external app for a course using a URL? can help.

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Adding Zoom to your Canvas Course is a short video showing you how to integrate Zoom into Canvas.

Many online resources are (short-term) freely available for use in courses. The Libraries are keeping a running list of Library and Course Material Expansion to help guide you to resources you can use in your course.

Software companies are allowing home use of their products during this crisis. IT Services is keeping a running list of Software Licensed for Home Use which is updated frequently.

Need a whiteboard?

If you have a desktop but don't have a webcam, contact the help desk (x2228) and request a webcam.

Are you on campus and have access to a document camera (preferred)? This short video will teach you how to use a document camera with zoom as a whiteboard alternative. We also have a video on using a document camera in case you're looking for more information on what a doc cam can do.

Are you on campus and don't have access to a document camera but have a whiteboard? This video will show you how to use Zoom with a standard whiteboard.

Are you somewhere you don't have access to a whiteboard or document camera? A wacom tablet traditionally used for artwork on a computer has proven to work well as a replacement whiteboard on Zoom. There are tablets available through the library which you can reserve by calling x5611 or contacting Nicole Reuter ( [email protected]). A video on using a Wacom Tablet as a Whiteboard shows how to make use of this tool. Instructions for using a tablet with Office.

Make a pre-recorded presentation available to your students

You can use Zoom solely as a recording tool without enabling online participation. You have two options:

  1. Initiate a meeting in Zoom, choose to "Record the meeting automatically in the cloud" to record your voice and/or webcam and/or computer screen. Trim the zoom recording if you'd like to take out extraneous content at the beginning or end. When the meeting is finished and you're ready to share the recording with your students, post it in Canvas by going to Recordings in Zoom to download the file then in Canvas create an assignment and on the right-hand side of the screen choose "Files" and "upload" to load the recording to Canvas. A video is available showing how to do this.
  2. In Canvas initiate a zoom meeting, record it, and the students in your course will automatically be able to find the recordings without you having to post them. Adding Zoom to your Canvas Course is a short video showing you how to integrate Zoom into Canvas.

How to share a video to zoom and make sure the sound carries to the students

Another option for recording on a Mac is QuickTime. We have a training video on recording a screen capture using QuickTime and how to share files with OneDrive. Instructions for converting an existing .MOV file to .MP4 so PC users can watch it. If you have a PC you can record your screen and audio with PowerPoint. Another option is screencast-o-matic which we created a training video for. Please note the free version adds a watermark to the finished video. Another option is Snagit which offers tutorials.

Enable live online viewing and remote participation in your classroom session (Zoom in)

Meet online from your computer using Zoom. Invite people to your Zoom meeting. Worried about people logging into your meeting who aren't part of your class? Password protect your meeting. More details about Zoom Security including how to password protect a previously scheduled meeting. A variety of short training videos prepared by IT Services: Zoom Tutorials Playlist. You can restrict access to a Zoom recording after your class has finished.

Meeting options include video conferencing, screen sharing, recording, and live streaming ( Zoom Help). Some faculty have reported good results with polling in Zoom so check out Creating a Poll, Launching a Poll, and Downloading a report of poll results for more information. Zoom is adaptable from individual online office hours through full class sessions.

Getting questions on connecting to your Zoom meeting? Share How to Connect to a Zoom Meeting: Joining a Meeting & Initial Configuration which walks through connecting to a Zoom meeting and setting up speakers and a microphone.

Zoom has created resources to assist with the transition to an online learning environment:

If someone is disruptive in your zoom meeting watch this video to learn how to mute someone or remove them from a meeting.

Record your live classroom session for online delivery outside of class time

Initiate a Zoom meeting for your class, choose to "Record the meeting automatically in the cloud" and publish the recording to your Canvas course for later viewing.

Share messages and documents with your students

Deliver a message using Announcements within Canvas.

Share files large and small with students (or others) using OneDrive.

Administer assessments remotely

Design a Canvas Quiz with options to set availability, dates, and point values.

Design a live oral assessment by scheduling a Zoom meeting with an individual student.

Design an assignment for the student to upload their work.

Hold office hours

You have options for holding office hours. Low-tech is to simply share your phone number. Or, login to Zoom, grab your personal meeting ID and share it. A great option is to use the Hive using these instructions.

Questions about copyright?

The CSB/SJU Libraries have a section on copyright on their COVID-19 Updates to provide guidance.

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Need help?

For more information on working remotely, see Work Continuity.

Instructional Technology Specialist are available, or contact the Help Desk (320-363-2228, [email protected]), or use the IT Services Self-Service Support Portal to create, update and close help incidents

Inspired by (used with permission) University of Delaware's https://commons.udel.edu/continuity/