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.
Take part in an upcoming Zoom workshop to develop your virtual teaching skills.
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 navigation 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 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.
In this video, we will focus on the Top 10 Tips in terms of using Zoom. Zoom is a powerful tool, especially if you take the time to understand its many features, options, and functions.
This video focuses on additional contexts of adding security to your Zoom workshops and classrooms. In particular, we will focus on the Waiting Room function in Zoom.
This workshop focuses on approaches to sound and audio in your virtual teaching. We will consider use of microphones (wired and Bluetooth), smart phone applications, and the basic mixing of a voice track with a sound or audio (music) track.
In his workshop, we discussed some approaches to build on the successful efforts that we have piloted in our virtual courses during the first two weeks of the term. We also had some time open to discuss your current challenges with your virtual classes.
Community is a key aspect of a DE, Online, or Enhanced Virtual Education class. In this workshop, we will discuss best practices for establishing ideas of community in your class and beyond.
Student behavior, especially that of a disruptive or inappropriate nature, may pose significant challenges to our classes, whether we teach F2F, DE, or in ISP. This workshop will consider our experiences with student behavior and will focus on some techniques and approaches that may help alleviate some of these challenging contexts of learning.
Join us for Dr. Jon Kingsbury’s overview of the Passport/Web Gradebook. If you are teaching ISSI this summer or you are new to grading, this will be a great workshop to learn the ins and outs of the Passport/Web Gradebook.
In this video, we will discuss some best practices approaches to creating your own location video. This is a video that, unlike your Zoom or Canvas Studio tutorial/class video (which is recorded on your computer), is recorded on a video device, such as a cellphone, and then is incorporated in your class.
YouTube, the widely popular media and social media platform, offers an opportunity in terms of the storage, organization, sharing and distribution, and even (perhaps surprisingly) production work of your videos. This focus will discuss what is involved in creating and maintaining a YouTube channel for your teaching or professional work.
Group work, in which students develop projects in conjunction with classmates, has always been a vital part of teaching. Group work can be effective in the DE or distance education environment, yet we must be aware of some of the challenges that exist in terms of group work in the DE learning environment. In this focus, we will discuss some opportunities for effective DE group work.
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
How to Secure Zoom Meetings
Zoom Blog Response
Report Zoom Attack to Zoom
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