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Move Your Course Online Session 3 - Shared screen with speaker view
Yoanna
16:38
This is my first time, what do I have to do to hear.
ericmalina
16:53
I can hear now
Marc Warburton
16:57
I can hear
Yoanna
17:05
I van her now
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
20:37
Thank you for your message of grace, mercy, and compassion, Manda. This should frame and underlie everything we do!
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
21:51
Thank you Eyde for all you're doing for all of us and our students!
Manda Williamson
23:50
Joanna, are you okay now? You can see and hear?
Manda Williamson
24:07
Sorry-autocorrect. Yoanna.
Anh Le
24:11
will the presentation be shared with us after this meeting?
Yoanna
24:33
Yes Manda I can. Thank you
Robert Vavala
24:36
Yes, the session will be recorded and shared.
Manda Williamson
24:57
Yes. the two from yesterday are already up on the CAS covid-19 site-Robert…do you have that url by chance?
Robert Vavala
25:08
I do not.
azupan
25:59
Link to recorded presentations yesterday: https://cas.unl.edu/covid-19
Manda Williamson
26:15
Thank you!
Robert Vavala
26:30
https://cas.unl.edu/covid-19
junegriffin
26:31
the link to the slides and the recording of this session will be posted here: https://cas.unl.edu/covid-19
Max Mueller
27:28
I plan on using Canvas Conferences. Is this not recommended?
Manda Williamson
28:35
Only as a back up…explanation coming..
Robert Vavala
28:53
Max, we have been suggesting Zoom over Conferences because it has more capabilities. However, depending on our intentions, if Zoom is not working, Conferences is an alternative. There are other non-UNL supported methods such as Discorse.
Kathy Castle
28:54
I would avoid synchronous learning wherever possible—that is my thought.
Robert Vavala
29:17
Kathy is correct. That will also be addressed in this presentation.
Max Mueller
29:40
Thanks.
Yoanna
34:18
I was thinking on using conference because I am concern about saturating one or the other. Is this something that is just in my mind? How can we jump from one to another, will this confuse the students?
Yoanna
34:32
It confuses me!!!!!
Manda Williamson
35:29
Don’t switch. Try what is simplest and most straight forward. Only modify if it doesn’t work.
Manda Williamson
36:40
What’s up David, please?
Robert Vavala
38:17
This is an illustration of our need to remain patient.
Robert Vavala
38:29
"Sometimes the technology gets tired." E.O.
Kathy Castle
40:49
Be sure to specify CST
Yoanna
41:18
Can we modify the material on Canvas without sending each change to the students?
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
41:43
It sounds like a TON of people are using Sunday 11:59pm as their weekly due dates. Will students be overwhelmed at having everything for all of their classes due at this time? So maybe some folks should consider other due dates/times to spread it out...
Manda Williamson
42:16
I believe that before you “save and publish”, right above that button or right below it is an option to click to notify. Don’t click that.
Robert Vavala
42:17
Carolyn has a good point.
Robert Vavala
43:25
Yoanna, you can make all of the changes you need to and view them/edit them/delete them before you allow students to see them.
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
43:32
Also Canvas may have a lot of lag late in the day on Sunday if thousands of students are trying to submit thousands of assignments Sunday at 11:59pm
David
43:40
the captioning for a STEM field is terrible
David
44:21
never mind, I was thinking of zoom transcripts. vidgrid captioning is superb
Robert Vavala
44:26
STEM caption is not as accurate as for other disciplines but, I believe, you can edit the captions.
Kathy Castle
44:27
Agree with Carolyn. I have made my big 600+ course due Thurs 11:59pm CST. My upper division course is due Friday 11:59CST. I think best practice would be being consistent with your own due dates.
Kathy Castle
44:40
Within courses
Manda Williamson
44:57
Assign well in advance and tell students you know that many of us chose that deadline. Have a conversation about creating their own schedule for each course so they don’t overwhelm themselves. I have gotten messages asking WHY I didn’t have 11:59pm (regardless of day) as the time…so…communication about our standards is needed…and likely will need to be emphasized multiple times.
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
45:33
What deadline do you have, Manda?
Manda Williamson
46:10
Why Sunday, 11:59pm..of course… :)
Robert Vavala
47:00
RE captioning, ITS is requesting that we only ask for videos to be captioned for identified accommodations during our pivot even though best practices suggest including them in all videos.
Kathy Castle
47:20
Robert—wasn’t this also recommended for large lecture courses?
junegriffin
48:01
Yes — I suggest close captioning for large lecture courses as well
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
49:10
Can you do audio-only recording in VidGrid, or else strip out the audio afterward and post audio-only and audio+video separately for students to access based on bandwidth restrictions?
Robert Vavala
49:48
Carolyn you can do audio only in Canvas. Eyde's going to address that, I think.
Manda Williamson
50:07
eyde is about to show the little play button in the editing tools.
Manda Williamson
50:33
This is the mp3 recorder
David
51:06
I have downloaded recordings and placed them in box and shared the link....is that unnecessary? we were advised to do so before the coronavirus issue
Max Mueller
51:39
Sorry, I use “embed” feature to place the recorded lectures into the instructions or a module?
Robert Vavala
52:28
David, no need to put videos in box if they are in VidGrid. You can upload mp4s to vidgrid as well as record new
Yoanna
52:31
if we record with video and the students have problems with the bandwith, can they hear the lecture and not see it?
Robert Vavala
53:45
Yoanna, if they're having bandwidth issues, there might be a lag in sound and/or video. We're suggesting mp3 (audio only) vs mp4 (with video) if possible because mp3 requires less bandwidth.
mhomestead2
54:25
So you’re saying don’t use VidGrid then?
Yoanna
54:26
Thank you
Robert Vavala
55:05
No, you can still use VidGrid but be aware that some students may have issues.
mhomestead2
55:34
But if it’s necessary material, why risk it?
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
55:51
This goes back to my question--if I've already recorded lectures in VidGrid (and they're captioned, etc.) I don't want to re-record the audio. I'd like to just strip out the audio from the existing VidGrid files and provide that alternative as a backup for students who can't stream video.
Robert Vavala
56:24
If you can present the material without a video recording, audio is fine. You can also provide power point slides and mention slide numbers during your audio lecture
Chad Brassil
56:39
If students have a slower internet, they should be able to open VidGrid, and wait for it to load, especially if you keep videos short.
Manda Williamson
57:23
Don’t change anything until it’s absolutely necessary. We don’t know if bandwidth is an issue.
Robert Vavala
57:47
Yes, Manda, exactly.
mhomestead2
57:55
I haven’t done anything yet, so this is not a matter of changing anything. It’s what I should do in the first place.
David
58:27
my previous years lectures were recorded, stored in box, and now are already available for students. recording or not recording a lecture may be discipline dependent and course dependent
Yoanna
58:49
Maybe this is a repeated question: Are the students aware they need to find a way to see or hear the lecture? If they can see or hear what are we to do?
Manda Williamson
58:56
Think about the purpose of the presentation. Is visual essential? If not, do mp3. If it is, do vidgrid.
Manda Williamson
59:42
Assume nothing. If it is a question you have, then communicate your desire to them in an announcement or email
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:03:01
I've been getting conflicting info on whether Respondus Lockdown Browser will be available outside of the DLC. Is it available broadly for off-campus exams?
David
01:04:20
Carolyn students will have to download the browser, not failproof o obviously
Kathy Castle
01:04:47
Depends on reason for test. If regurgitation of terms, could have students create a dictionary of key terms and concepts to turn in. Different approach, could be useful moving forward
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:05:05
Thanks
Kathy Castle
01:05:08
If more synthesis, consider alternative assignment (case analysis, etc)
Manda Williamson
01:05:13
SO if you want respondus you are going to have to monitor the video for every student yourself if you are really sticking with it.
Marc Warburton
01:06:59
I have 17 folks in my class. Do you think Zoom will barf if I do a synchronous class meeting and break out rooms for my hands-on team work?
mhomestead2
01:08:19
Any thoughts about maintaining—even as an optional element—a synchronous chat elements for a small-ish (22 student) discussion-based course?
Robert Vavala
01:08:25
It shouldn't but there are no guarantees. You could suggest or even create separate Zoom rooms for each group, they could meet synchronously in a smaller room. Breakout rooms should work but we have no guarantees.
junegriffin
01:08:38
Marc— because we don’t know students’ situation (shared living space with family, etc, avoid synchronous
Robert Vavala
01:09:04
We are suggesting, because students might have other committments, that you use synchronous meetings less often
Chad Brassil
01:09:13
I think the biggest issue for Zoom is not the capacity of Zoom, but rather the ability of a student to get synchronous access.
Robert Vavala
01:09:32
Yes, exactly what Chad said!
Kathy Castle
01:09:33
Not sure if this sent to everyone—I have created a tech support page for my hybrid course—if anyone interested I can share to Canvas Commons for you to pick up and modify to meet your needs
mhomestead2
01:11:07
I’m talking synchronous, optional, and text-based chat. So basically an opportunity for synchronous community but not required.
Robert Vavala
01:11:38
Synchronous office hours for questions is a great idea.
Robert Vavala
01:11:43
Via Zoom
Robert Vavala
01:12:43
I don't either but our COB colleagues do.
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:12:56
I've been thinking a lot about the students who benefit tremendously from the routine of regular class meetings. One recommendation I loved was to live-stream your lecture during your normal class time so students can ask (and you can answer) questions live, then make the recording available for anyone who couldn't tune in live. I've heard of folks doing this on YouTube since they have the bandwidth and storage capacity to handle billions of users
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:13:29
What options are there for live chat-based discussions?
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:13:34
(text, not video)
David
01:14:14
will having many zoom sessions running concurrently create problems, like having many classes at the university creating a bottleneck
Chad Brassil
01:14:29
The Discussions section in Canvas is integrated and works for text-based discussion threads.
Marc Warburton
01:14:50
One of my students is in quarantine in Saudi Arabia…
Yoanna
01:14:55
Conference don't use that much bandwith? is it then better since we live in a rural state?
Robert Vavala
01:15:04
David, ITS has been assured that Zoom will be OK but we will not know for sure until we've tried.
Chad Brassil
01:15:10
Here is a help page on Canvas Discussions: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10727-67952724152
Kathy Castle
01:15:18
Is Conferences a one to many tool or can it be used one to one?
junegriffin
01:15:25
I don’t recommend putting video on youtube — for student privacy and for ownership of the content
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:15:30
It seems to me that Canvas Discussions are best for asynchronous. I'm thinking more like a chat room. I know there is Canvas Chat, but it seems pretty clunky
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:15:50
Good point June
Robert Vavala
01:15:55
Canvas chat will work but is "clunky"
mhomestead2
01:15:57
What Carolyn said, as an optional thing.
Robert Vavala
01:16:00
Discord is another option.
Robert Vavala
01:16:17
I've not used it much and it is not supported by UN-L.
mhomestead2
01:16:29
My students suggested Slack.
mhomestead2
01:16:48
Also not supported by UNL.
Robert Vavala
01:17:13
Slack could work, as could Microsoft Teams
junegriffin
01:17:28
Remember that students are typically taking 4 or 5 classes, and may be asked to add lots of tech — can be overwhelming for them. Please stick to basics
Kathy Castle
01:17:28
I really think we have to be careful with synchronous. Student schedules have or will change dramatically
dkopacz2
01:17:31
What is the best option for STUDENTS to set up meetings for course projects? I was thinking of using Canvas conferences because their groups are in Canvas and it is easy for them to set up. Do they have the ability to set up Zoom meetings?
Robert Vavala
01:18:08
I think Zoom
Kathy Castle
01:18:12
One on one synchronous with flexibility on our end in terms of when is important
dkopacz2
01:18:31
Is that integrated with Canvas?
Manda Williamson
01:19:04
Dawn: do you mean zoom?
dkopacz2
01:19:17
Yes, sorry. Can they set Zoom meetings up directly through Canvas?
Manda Williamson
01:19:36
Robert-you got this question, please?
Robert Vavala
01:20:20
No. You can set up Zoom meeting through Zoom and put the link in Canvas or email to students.
dkopacz2
01:20:41
Okay, thank you.
Manda Williamson
01:21:19
Is there instructions for students to set up zoom in their “keep learning” guide in CTT, Robert?
Robert Vavala
01:22:13
Yes, Zoom in structions for student sin Keep Learning page: https://teaching.unl.edu/keep-learning/
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:22:32
If y'all haven't heard, a bunch of publishers are making their ebooks entirely free, even if you haven't been using their materials up til now.
Robert Vavala
01:22:37
Wow! sorry for all of the typos in last post.
Manda Williamson
01:24:02
Thank you all so much for attending.
Max Mueller
01:24:07
Thanks all.
Carolyn Brown-Kramer
01:24:11
Thank you all!
azupan
01:24:12
Thank you!
dkopacz2
01:24:12
Thank you SO MUCH!
AndrewHusa
01:24:14
Thank you!
Kathy Castle
01:24:17
Thanks!
Manda Williamson
01:24:22
Ending meeting. Stay calm…stay strong.