The COVID-19 virus’ impact on the world has been monumental. LTCC is transitioning its teaching and services to a virtual format. This page provides related resources that may assist us during this transition.
This workshop will cover many of the possible video systems that may be used during a COVID-19 shutdown. Some of the video approaches we will cover include: Zoom (meetings, synchronous online teaching), Record/Upload Media (Canvas content editor), Canvas Studio (within Canvas), cellphone video (for video creation that can be stored on Canvas), and brief mention of other personalized forms (Skype, Facetime, etc.). A goal of the workshop is to ask participants to consider what the purposes of their video use are.
This workshop will provide you with the basics of using Canvas, LTCC’s learning management system for distance education courses. The workshop will be ideal for faculty moving their face-to-face courses to distance education for Spring. Others may attend as well to learn about the potentials of using Canvas in other contexts.
This workshop will discuss the use of text-based discussions in Canvas. We will consider differences between discussions based in video, such as through Zoom, and those using text-based methods. In addition to the Discussions tab, we will look at the use of Chat in Canvas.
In this workshop, we will focus on the use of Announcements in Canvas—the virtual “post-it” notes that allow you to communicate with students. We will also consider how to incorporate the many forms of Assignments in Canvas—including quizzes, exams, papers, and many other versions.
In this workshop, we will focus on the differences between Pages and Modules in Canvas. We will argue for the use of Modules as a best practice to increase the effective negation of your course in Canvas.
The focus of this workshop will be on the creation of an effective syllabus and how to address issues of student behavior that may develop in online class discussions, videos, and conversations. Included in the workshop will be Canvas Commons resources that will allow you to bring in ready-made syllabus and student behavior policies into your classes. A resource on the syllabus will also be shared, allowing you to bring in “snippets” that will make your syllabus creation easier.
Please have a listen to this short video in which I discuss four options for your Spring courses in terms of virtual office hours. The options include Chat (text), Zoom (create Meetings), Zoom (integration with ConferNow, Appointments), Zoom (use personal URL under Profile). In all cases, create a Module indicating when and how office hours take place.
In this video, we will discuss the ideas behind EVE or Enhanced Virtual Education.
In this video, we will focus on concerns related to Zoombombing, invasions of privacy, FERPA violations, and effects on academic freedom that the world of Canvas and Zoom virtual education may entail.
Join us every Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. for a focus on teaching in the realm of Canvas and distance education. These Zoom sessions are unstructured, without a set agenda. We might focus on a current challenge in your Canvas class. We might address a “how to” in terms of a Canvas feature. Or, we might just reflect on how our Spring classes are going. A little self-help and emotional support might also be in order. Attend when you can and join the virtual gathering! Talk Teaching on Zoom! Please connect with Scott to get the Zoom invite.
This workshop will provide you with the basics of using Canvas, LTCC’s learning management system for distance education courses. The workshop will be ideal for faculty moving their face-to-face courses to distance education for Spring. Others may attend as well to learn about the potentials of using Canvas in other contexts. March 26, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
This workshop will cover many of the possible video systems that may be used during a COVID-19 shutdown. Some of the video approaches we will cover include: Zoom (meetings, synchronous online teaching), Record/Upload Media (Canvas content editor), Canvas Studio (within Canvas), cellphone video (for video creation that can be stored on Canvas), and brief mention of other personalized forms (Skype, Facetime, etc.). A goal of the workshop is to ask participants to consider what the purposes of their video use are. Will be offered the week of March 23.
This workshop will provide you with an overview of Zoom, a video-conferencing tool that can be used for distance education courses as well as meetings. March 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
By now, you have received your Canvas shell for your Spring course and you have also likely attended the Canvas the Basics Prep. This workshop will provide you with real, hands-on focus for developing your Canvas course. Will be offered the week of March 30.
Overview of DE
CVC-OEI Emergency Resources
Distance Education and Teaching at LTCC (Treva Thomas)
Online Learning Main Page
Getting Online in a Hurry (Some good tips)
Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption, for SIS and PWR
Transitioning to DE Instruction
Transitioning to DE Instruction (short)
Your Class: DE
Get Ready for Canvas
A Basic Canvas Shell - What Should You Include?
What to Include (DE Blocks)
Canvas (short version)
Stress & DE
Navigation and Organization
Canvas Modules Tutorial
Canvas Front Page
Content for Your Classes
Department Contacts (for assistance with course content, syllabi, etc.)
Syllabus and Foundations
Syllabus Resources (such as preset statements, templates, etc.)
The Syllabus (comprehensive webinar)
The Syllabus (medium length)
DE Class Policies
Conversations Among Faculty & Students
Instructor Presence in Your DE Class
Instructor Presence (short)
Plagiarism & Student Behavior Issues
Class Issues (such as student arguments)
LTCC DE: Plagiarism, Tolerance, and Student Conduct in Your DE Courses
Class Controversy - LTCC DE Courses
Student Success (short)
Assignments and Grading
Census Rosters (Jon Kingsbury)
Gradebook (contact Jon Kingsbury, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Passport gradebook assistance)
Student Research (Melanie Chu)
F2F General Videos (could be relevant in a general sense for DE teaching)
The Value of Video
LOOM (now free to faculty!)
Miscellaneous Tools (UNESCO)
Google Tools (note the new free options with Hangouts)
Privacy and Virtual Community: Canvas & Zoom
‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes
A Side Effect of Remote Teaching During Covid-19? Videos That Can Be Weaponized
Preventing Zoombombing (USC)
How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event
ZOOM and FERPA
Privacy and the Online Pivot
Sample Zoom Etiquette
LTCC Canvas & Online Users Group
The Black Swan
Advice (some interesting thoughts...the focus on patience and giving students a break seems reasonable)
Faculty Home Work
Johns Hopkins - great resource