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 or which are coming soon.
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.
Over the last several days, UT has made several changes to the security in Zoom to prevent unwanted visitors in our classes and meetings. And, that has also resulted in some confusion when trying to log in, join meetings, and more.
To try and alleviate some of that possible confusion, the screenshots below show you what it should look like when you log in and what options you should select.
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.
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.
Evaluate and Revise Your Syllabus
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.
You’re about to take a big exam and it’s being proctored using Proctorio. You know this because in Canvas, your exam says it’s “Remotely Proctored”, like this*:
Recently, it came to my attention that group assignments that had worked in a particular way in the past, no longer seemed to be behaving now.
So, as we prepare for summer and next fall, if you find that your group assignments aren’t letting you assign groups of people to them, try the following: