Add Zoom Office Hours to Canvas Navigation

Did you know it’s possible to create a link in your Canvas navigation that will take students straight to your office hours in Zoom?

It is! And, here’s how:

 

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Nursing Classrooms and You in Fall 2020

In addition to all the changes we’ve made within the Nursing building to keep each other safe, you’ve likely noticed there have been a lot of small changes in our classrooms. So, as you prepare for the beginning of classes next week, and you plan for your “trial run” later this week, I want to let you know about several things that you can expect will already be in your classrooms[1] or which are coming soon.

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Best Practices in Zoom

 

Because you will be using Zoom for some or all of your teaching and other interactions with students, I’ve put together some best practices and other resources based on the questions I get asked most often:

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Alternative Hosts in Zoom

Alternative Hosts in Zoom

Anyone with a UT Austin Zoom account can serve as your alternative host. But you have to know the email associated with their Zoom account to enter it. AND, if they have a UT Zoom account, you will need to enter their EID email address. This is like the email you enter into UT Box and other UT systems that use our EIDs to identify us.

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Selecting the Right Camera / Microphone in Zoom

 

When you start a Zoom meeting in one of the Nursing classrooms using the attached USB webcam, you will need to make sure the computer is reading it correctly as the video and microphone source.

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Automatic Captioning – easier than it used to be

Adding closed captions to your recordings is one of the best things you can do for viewers, and not just those with hearing problems. But, now you can also do so in real time so students don’t have to wait from captions to become available, they can read them while you’re talking.

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Lectures Online in the School of Nursing

‘Lectures Online’ is a new system that has been added to 4 of our 1st-floor classrooms* that will automatically record your lectures and add them to your Canvas course.

Beginning with the Fall 2020 semester, rooms equipped with Lectures Online will automatically record any signals that are sent to the projector and the speakers in the room. The recordings will be published in Canvas automatically, shortly after your class. All you need to do is remember to use one of the wireless microphones in the room.

Whatever is projected onto the screen and whatever is spoken into the microphone will be recorded. However, there is no camera pointed at you or your students.

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Helping You Prepare for Fall 2020 Classes

Resources to Help You Get Ready:

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Preparing for Fall 2020 And Beyond – Online Teaching Resources

The Fall 2020 semester is quickly approaching. And, while there is much we are still unsure about, one thing is certain, Fall classes are likely to be a unique and challenging experience (for all of us). To help ensure that you (and your students) are prepared, here is a collection of some of the best available resources.

If you have any questions about instructional design or teaching technology, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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Microsoft Teams for HIPAA-compliant Video Conferencing

The University now recommends the use of Microsoft Teams for those requiring HIPAA-compliant video conferencing options.

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