Nicole Stetson's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
What is the best way for students to post their responses to discussion/homework questions so that the whole class can see & comment on them?
The discussion tool in Canvas will allow students to respond to a prompt and comment on one another's post. Answers to homework questions could be submitted using the assignment function in Canvas. If the homework questions are demonstrating content knowledge rather than focused on shared discussion, the assignment function works well since you are likely to get much repetition in answers.
Hi, With the switch from Moodle, I notice some differences in how you can structure discussion forums where it’s just a long string in Canvas. Any suggestions for how to make that easier and get students talking to each other?
Since students have the on-ground class time already held, do you suggest using that specific time for an on-line meeting time? Advantages? Disadvantages?
Do you recommend a different assignment for each part of the work you assign students (i.e., paper, discussion group)?
Something important to remember when trying to schedule things , here, is just because they may have been available for that class time, the virus may change that... some people may be sick, some may be watching kids, or caring for other people.
I am planning on having on-line meeting time during the regular class time, but recording it and posting it for those that can't attend it live.
Me too, Laura
I need to know how to do that.
Also, make sure you consider what kind of broadband students have, as, due to the social isolation, they may not be able to go to a library or cafe.
Also, I need directions to send to students to attend or see the recorded class later.
Going to need some Zoom training, assuming CCV has a Zoom account we can all use
I pulled up Zoom to show students in class yesterday and found out my email is listed incorrectly as my (actual) email@example.com, which does not actually exist. Is this a widespread problem?
Will you please send these slides to us right after the presentation? Thanks!
Hi everyone, we'll be setting up an additional session around using Zoom. Thanks, John Ryan, for sharing some concerns.
We are in the process of creating Zoom accounts for all faculty.
Hello all, I want to share that the curriculum committees are also thinking about discipline specific resources and strategies and will have that information available asap. CTLs will also be very helpful in guiding some of these questions in the context of your particular class.
Hi Tana, we're recording this session and will provide the link to the recorded session in Teach@ccv.
Heather V Fuller
My students were supposed to do a presentation next week. In moodle, we used to have something called lightbox gallery. Do we have anything like that in Canvas? Or will they have to upload a powerpoint or something?
I know how to use Canvas. What I do not know how to do is to teach math when I am not in the room. My students do online homework, have access to all class materials in Canvas. What they are not good a is learning math without a teacher in the room. During class, I explain math, then go around the room and help them . then they go home and practice. They come to the next class and tell me what they could not do and we review. Then repeat. Yes I can post Kahn videos! I already do. I can use online homework I already do.
Canvas help is experiencing a large load and this may cause delays in answering your call.
Is there an in person in Winooski who can help me record lectures for instance?
Will CCV be providing Zoom accounts to help with meeting online? The free version has a 45min limit.
I think it is going to be really hard not to be in the room in my class. I teach computer applications and in Excel I really need to see their spreadsheets to help them.
Maybe you could use zoom to conduct a live lecture.
There is another videoconferencing feature on Canvas called Big Blue Button but I haven't heard anyone mention it yet. Does anyone have thoughts about it?
YES! Debra Stern. I hear you. My frustration is mounting by the minute.
I need to know how to make videos of my demonstrations. I teach Drawing. It's very hands-on.
Jim, yes - we are in the process of getting Zoom pro accounts for all faculty
Thank you Megan!
I have downloaded the Canvas App, It's great and easy to use
Hi Jimkay, it sounds like you've done some great strategizing to help students. You might want to create some short videos in which you demonstrate your process for responding to one of their problems. You could then load that into your Canvas class.
Jeanne--we have wonderful drawing faculty who teach online. Let's reach out to them!
Hi Debby, how o I create these videos without pulling my hair out. What is this big blue button on Canvas thing?
We have already have many offers of support from faculty who regularly teach online and we are organizing that information and supportive resources for you.
Will there be a training for students on Canvas, like this? This is great to get an overview with people instructing :). Thank you!
Hi Jimkay, I created a short video welcome in January when I was teaching online Great Beginnings. I just used my phone. It was easier than I thought it would be.
Hi everybody. Your CTLs are available to help with these nitty gritty questions -- how to make and post videos, how to share excel docs -- next week and beyond.
Have had Zoom conferences where students can call in if they don’t have ready access to high speed internet. Will we have that option?
Thanks, Ginger! :-)
Related to what Heather posted above--I see there is something called Canvas Conferences that we can set up...I haven't ever done that and I'm not sure if anyone else has, either (has anyone?), but it seems like a perfect way for those who want to continue holding synchronous instruction sessions to communicate with students. Maybe the current online teachers don't know about it because we don't do synchronous meetings too often.
You can make a video right in Canvas--snip snap!
what is CTL?
Jean, hiring/supervising coordinators
I love that I am borrowing my husband computer so he can seem like the he’s whining and not me!
Coordinator -- sorry Jean!
Coordinator of Teaching and Learning, aka your hiring coordinator
Katherine Penberthy Veilleux
Can we have students meet on Zoom synchronously?
You can but you need to be sure they have that access before it’s required.
Hi everyone, just a reminder...our centers are open and CTLs and others are available to help you!
Plus, they all need to be available, and that will likely be available in coming weeks..
Hi Katherine, it would be good to offer as an option, but it may be hard to know if their prior availability will hold in the weeks ahead.
What about Big Blue Button?
Katherine Penberthy Veilleux
All of my student presentations are due now
Oops... they need to be available, and as this progresses, that may be difficult. I'm personally advising people to try to integrate any asynchronous in any way they can
Katherine Penberthy Veilleux
Can students do their presentations on Zoom?
Should we be encouraging students to use the centers' resources such as Learning centers/computers etc....?
I've found this artile quite useful...https://www.edugeekjournal.com/2020/03/10/an-emergency-guide-of-sorts-to-getting-this-weeks-class-online-in-about-an-hour-or-so/
FYI, all, captions are here: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=10e0b67b-8efa-4edc-8d64-534b4a972791
Hi everyone, I want to underscore several of the cautions that have been made here about utilizing zoom. Not all students will have the technology they need to participate at a specific time. Also, some students' own schedules may change (childcare, work, etc).
Thanks for that link John Ryan!
Here are all of these links on teach@ccv: https://teach.ccv.edu/departments/academic-dean/alternative-course-delivery-academic-technology/
Are we anticipating conducting classes on line for the rest of the semester, or only for 2-3 weeks?
We hope for the best 2-3 weeks and plan for the worst.
Debby, in the research I've read this week, a lot of people have stressed that the biggest difficulty in this kind of transition is getting teachers who only teach synchrounously to be able to adapt to asynchronous teaching. I can certainly see why.
Hi Sandy, if students don't have good access to technology at home and want to use the resources at the center, yes, encourage them to use CCV's resources. Those are open for all students. Also, you might refer them to their advisor. The advisor can help trouble-shoot.
Great, thanks Debby!
Barb, the transition is for the remainder of the semester.
And please clarify. Are this coming week's classes suspended so faculty can make this transition?
I don't need a video of me. I need to make a video of me drawing. Focus on the drawing.
How do you narrate a powerpoint slideshow? Can I easily learn this from Canvas help?
Hi John, yes, that's a good point! I know we've heard from many online faculty who have ideas and strategies for how they moved from synchronous to asynchronous and kept strong engagement.
Barb - yes, all in-person classes are suspended for next week.
Recording sound is done in Powerpoint
We are working on getting some resources setup for on-ground lab science faculty
Hi Barb, on-ground classes are moving to online for the remainder of the semester. We felt this would be less disruptive than making a decision every few weeks. If you have specific quesitons about your class, please reach out to your CTL.
please clairify - one person said we are only looking at 2 weeks, another said the entire semester
Deb, entire semester.
thanks, that is what I thought
Hi everyone, here's the website information on this: https://ccv.edu/2020/03/09/information-on-coronavirus-covid-19/
I’ve scheduled a great guest speaker for April 2. Is it at all possible to convene my students for this one class? The alternative would be zoom.
Can we give guest speakers a zoom link to join in?
Heather - yes, joining is free.
Hello! This is Mary Gorman. I would like to know which person on the list is located in Rutland.
Thank you for the prep week and the help time periods!! So appreciated!
Is it VSC-wide policy for on-line only for the remainder of the semester?
Jennifer, why don't you reach out to your CTL to talk about alternative options so that students can benefit from your guest speaker.
Katherine Penberthy Veilleux
How will the students be notified? I saw the e-mail that went out from Joyce
I already did some in person planning with my class and set next week up before the plan came out yesterday. Can we go ahead and meet next week?
Mary, Phil Crossman, CJ Record and Fern Fryer are all Rutland folks
Katherine - the email went to students as well.
we are also sending a text message
I just want to say for the record that this is a lot of extra work for faculty. Many of us have other obligations and deadlines in addition to teaching. I feel pretty stressed.
Following up on my message--meet online
Thank you Jean, for saying this.
Is the semester being extended a week, or is it a week "lost"?
Ok still same end date
James - good question
If I am all prepared for Canvas-based activities for my classes, am I still required to not have students participate (online) next week?
Hi Barb, CCV has made the decision that CCV on-ground classes will transition to online and remain that way through the remainder of the semester.
James, the semester will not be extended.
Also way stressed out. Not what I signed up for, not even close. I don't know how I"ll be able to help my students when they are having trouble.
Accelerated courses are not very well structured for on-line. Will there be an extension for them
Thank you Jen & Nicole for this presentation. I really helped me focus on the areas I need to work on next week.
Thank you, Debby. I would challenge that decision, but I know you are all coping as best you can.
Arthur, I've been teaching acccelerated classes online since they started... we can chat more about this.
One week I can handle - half the semester is a lot
Debra not to discount the stress in the least but Big Blue Button has a screen-sharing function.
where is this button?
Thank you, Barb. We're all having to be responsive in this evolving situation.
Good question Ginger.
It is under Conferences on the bar on the left.
I asked my students to work on their papers this week,not take the week off.
Hi all, sorry, yes, I was answering another question. We have shared with students that class is not meeting next week in order to provide additional time for faculty to make the transition.
The generic e-mail Deb offered yesterday said next week was suspended. For consistency we should stay with that , perhaps by just moving due dates forward one week.
Can we assume that students are going to have webcams?
but the semester isn;'t being extended?
We should not assume students have webcams. Many chromebooks don't.
One of the faculty I oversee is teaching an accelerated course with two meetings left. She suggested holding these two meetings online next week rather than having a one-wee hiatus. Any thoughts?
My students share materials that must be accessed each week. Will we be notified if the academic centers close so that we can retrieve the supplies and set up a center of distribution, and what would you suggest that alternative distribution site look like?
Heather V Fuller
I would like to know more about how to do the peer review option too. Is there a link to more info about that?
Can Peer Review be used with photos from students for art critiques?
currently 66 folks on this session
Hi Jean Cannon, I understand the stress you're feeling. This is a challenging time. Thank you for all your efforts to make this transition and to support students as they too deal with the changes.
Hi Heather! Yes---please send me an email and I can get some ideas to you
The Collaboration feature in Canvas is designed for exactly the sort of multi-person work on a document that you're talking about.
Deb Curtis, no, the semester is not being extended. Thanks.
Would it be possible to sit in on an experts class to see how some of these things work real time?
That’s a great idea
The Rich Text editor allows students and instructors to add video and audio recordings in discussion group replies, given they have cameras and mics
Marie A. O'Brien
Thanks for the information. I am online, but need to make sure that my students understand that the accelerated class begins on Tuesday as scheduled online.
Hi Tana, good idea to ask students to continue their independent work next week on their projects/papers.
Also, if you use feedback in your assignments, make sure you tell students that when they go into their grades, they will see a little bubble off to the right on that assignment that they need to click on.
Is guest access a formal process?
A suggestion I heard on NPR yesterday is for teachers to work with one or two online tools at first so as not to feel overwhelmed but trying to master too many new tools at once. This idea connects to the importance of maintaining the rhythm of your class.
For For my peers who teach visual art classes please feel free to use the Guest access to check out my online content. It will need adapting for the coming weeks but, even so, it might be helpful.
What a herculean effort to transition this entire college like this.
Thanks, Stephanie! What a great invitaiton. Debby
I would love to hear thoughts from Visual Art teachers for suggestions and guidance.
I can certainly help people as I've been using Canvas for the past 7 years. :-)
Heather V Fuller
If you could organize that information into categories so that we can easily find courses like ours?
Thanks for all your assistance -
I primarily teach history and ethics classes, so when people reach out to the task force later, keep that in mind.
So if I go onto course listings, and click on the online versions of the course i'm teaching, how do i know which ones have guest access?
Humanities, in general
If you go here - https://andromeda.ccv.vsc.edu/Learn/Grid/SiteList.cfm and search by subject you should be able to drill down to sections.
I am leaving now Have a good weekend.
Thanks, John and Diana. Those are good points. The courses that are moving from on-ground to online may not have or use all the bells and whistles of our online classes. Keep it simple!
Thank you, Everyone, for your good humor, generosity, and creativity!
Thanks all. Be well.
Thank you for doing what you can to support us through this.
Thank you for all this great info!
I'm definitely overwhelmed!
Thank you, this was indeed helpful!