Resources to Help You Get Ready:
- As you continue getting your Canvas courses ready for Fall, here are some great resources that I highly recommend you check out:
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.
Whether you’re using a smart phone, a laptop, or anything else, it’s easier than ever to record video. But that means it’s also easier than ever to make mistakes. So, this page is here to help you avoid the most common errors and learn 5 easy-to-follow best practices that will make your next video better.
A small number of UT faculty have reported unknown, and uninvited “guests” showing up at random in their Zoom meetings. And a small number of universities have also reported what’s now being called “Zoombombing”.
The chances of this happening to you are very low. But, it’s a good idea to know what steps you can take to prevent it in the first place AND what to do in case it DOES happen.
Now that Zoom is enabled in all your Canvas courses, you have a couple different options available to you when it comes time to schedule office hours.
But what’s the best option?
Should you schedule your Zoom meetings for office hours in Canvas? Or, should you do so from the Zoom website?
There are pros and cons in either case. So, to help you decide, I’ve created this short (10 min.) video to walk you through the steps involved in both options.
Please disable the Panopto Video link in your Canvas course(s). Instructions below.
Yesterday, 3/24/2020, the University enabled a new tool called Panopto in every Canvas course.
However, under the circumstances, you probably don’t have hours of free time to spend learning how to use it. So my recommendation to you is that you disable Panopto in all your Canvas courses until further notice.
To do that, follow the simple steps illustrated in this 2-minute video, or the 6 steps listed below:
You need to add narration to a PowerPoint slideshow but you don’t know where to start.
You need help. But, who do you call?
Especially now that we’re all working remotely, when you need help, it’s not always clear whom to contact. So, here are some guidelines that might help.
Given the circumstances of what’s been happening around the world within the last few weeks, it’s safe to assume that what follows on this page is subject to change. That said, this is one of the resources available to you as you begin preparing to teach your classes completely on line beginning March 30th.
Update any instructions around participation, assignments/deadlines, and other topics.
Submit a Course Plan for Instructional Continuity for each class you teach. The university must have this document for accreditation and other compliance purposes.
By now, we are all aware of the public health issues affecting our campus, our city, and beyond. As this crisis continues to evolve, we will continue working to support Nursing faculty and students alike. So, as you plan your own strategies for continuing instruction, please consider the following options and recommendations:
The Faculty Innovation Center, working with partners from all over campus, has developed this online resource to provide you with all the information necessary to develop a plan specific to your courses and your needs to allow you to continue teaching in the event of campus closure or other disruptions: https://facultyinnovate.utexas.edu/continue-teaching-during-campus-disruptions. Or, contact me any time if you’d like some assistance developing your “virtual teaching strategy”.