Information Services: Remote Teaching Tools and Resources
Visit Information Services’ Go Remote webpage to learn more about remote teaching tools and resources.
Suggested Application of Various Tools
The Canvas and Zoom platforms have been approved for class delivery and could include:
- Instructional content can be streamed via Zoom and graded via Canvas.
- Instructional content can be streamed via Canvas conference tools and graded via Canvas.
- Instructional materials can be shared by Canvas in the form of assignments, and graded in Canvas.
- All faculty are advised to load enough academic work onto Canvas in advance so that students can proceed for 1–2 weeks in the event of a temporary disruption to instruction.
On March 11, Director of User Support Services Gary Sullivan sent out information about the digital tools available for remote teaching and the capacity we are adding. Each option is suited to different pedagogical needs and we have highlighted the strengths of the tools below.
- Slide Lecture: Canvas w/ Panopto
Lecture Capture tool that allows audio/visual of speaker alongside slides
- Group Critique: Canvas Blue Button Conference tool or Teams Meeting
- Reading Discussion:
Either a Teams meeting or a Zoom video conference meeting—the document can be shared if a .pdf file or the book can be had by individuals and the discussion can take place via video and audio in real-time (synchronous).
Canvas if the reading is a .pdf file—have them read the reading, and then use the “discussion board” for the reading for an asynchronous commenting/responding tool.
- Student Presentations to the Class: Teams or Zoom
- 1:1 Critique: Teams one-to-one Video call
- Team-Based Projects: Teams meeting
- Technical Demonstration: Zoom or Teams