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Hey Gidi – I’m not an expert on Zoom recording and polls, but I did a little digging and this is the answer I found in a couple places:
If you record your meeting, poll results do not appear in the recording. If you want to save your polling results, you need to download your meeting report.
I don’t have a good answer to your question unfortunately. I did reach out to one of my colleagues who is a videographer and he offered this advice:
- First, check out the tips and tricks here: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/resources/campus-resources/video-tips-tricks/
- PHONE CAMERA: Be sure to use the most up-to-date smartphone you have available (check with all of the people on the team to see who has the latest smartphone). Smartphone video/audio improves with each new release.
- HD SPACE: Make sure you have enough space on your phone for video recordings.
- PHONE POSITION: Always record horizontally, not vertically.
- OUTDOOR LIGHTING: Assuming the recording is happening during the day, recording on an overcast day sometimes actually produces better results than sunny days with smartphones. The clouds are nature’s softbox for the sun and reduce shadows, as well as harsh lighting from direct sunlight that sometimes causes overblown bright spots in videos.
- STABILIZED VIDEO: This does cost a little money, but perhaps get a gimbal of some sort to make handheld filming smoother: https://www.amazon.com/DJI-Lightweight-Portable-Stabilizer-Compatible/dp/B07RHJ7LWH Alternatively, the instructor could purchase (or may already own) a cheap tripod. She would then need to purchase a smart phone attachment, but the instructor would be limited to static shots.
- AUDIO: I’d suggest the instructor stay as close to the phone as possible when recording. The farther away the person speaking is from the phone, the more ambient noise will be prominent in the audio. Alternatively for audio, if the speaker will be a distance away from the phone/camera, you can purchase a wireless microphone system for smartphones. I have not personally used a wireless microphone specifically for smartphones, but I know they exist. I believe iPhones usually come with earpods which have microphones built in, though the audio is not the best. If you use wired earphones with microphones, you’ll need to purchase an audio cable extender.
@fcwiss – I believe you will need to use video editing software to accomplish this. As an educator at UNC, you have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products including Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Rush. You also have access to training courses on these products through LinkedIn Learning.
More information about accessing Creative Cloud and LinkedIn Learning through UNC can be found here:
Creative Cloud: https://software.sites.unc.edu/adobe/
LinkedIn Learning: https://software.sites.unc.edu/linkedin/
Paul – I’d recommend making a help ticket at help.unc.edu. They can get this routed to the group that supports Zoom and look into your specific situation. It’s possible that the TAs need to go back to https://unc.zoom.us/ and log back in with their onyen/password to be recognized in a new term. It’s also possible they’ve been moved into a different Zoom subaccount. Either way, ITS would be able to troubleshoot that with you!at in reply to: Powerpoint embedded videos iPad vs Windows – tech help #1746
I’m not an expert with Macs or iPads so I’m not sure I can be much help. Since no one else has answered your question here, your best bet is probably to submit a help ticket and work with IT support at help.unc.edu. Hopefully they can help you troubleshoot and find a way to get your videos working!
If you can confirm that the TAs in question went to https://unc.zoom.us/ and logged in with their onyen/password, this will verify that they created an account. It’s possible they are in a different sub-account (e.g. belong to a department that has its own Zoom sub-account) that could be causing the problem – that could cause the error that you aren’t seeing them in “your” Zoom account. If that’s the case, we may need to consult with ITS to see if there’s a good solution.
@GigiTaylor – I could be wrong, but I don’t think that will solve your problem (I think it would still be blocked). Your best bet in that situation would be to upload the video to Warpwire (you can turn this on in your Sakai site through Site Info > Manage Tools) and embed the video that way. If you’re trying to embed a video you didn’t create (e.g. you don’t have access to the file to upload to Warpwire), I’m not sure of a great solution.
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Wonderful – and congratulations on getting through Maymester!!
The student will need to make sure she’s logged in with her UNC Zoom account so she’s seen as an “authenticated user.” The best way for her to do this is to go to https://unc.zoom.us/ – after logging in with her onyen and password, she can then attempt to access your video.
If that doesn’t work, let us know and we can troubleshoot further!
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@Ryan – if you set up a consultation on the Keep Teaching site, one of our instructional designers can meet with you and share a Lesson template! We can also show you some courses currently using that template and walk you through how to use the tool effectively.
@Stefan – Here is the link I was able to find with relevant info: https://advising.unc.edu/announcement/final-exam-excuse-request/
That said, we are encouraging everyone to be flexible right now. Our students, faculty and staff are all going through a great deal of stress, so if a student missed this particular deadline, I would encourage any faculty to approach the student with compassion given the circumstances.
This info. from the Exam portion of this site may also be of interest:
What will happen to the 3 in 24-hour exam excuse for students?
Students will be requesting excuses electronically (formerly “pink slips”). Students who have been approved for an exam excuse will be notified that it is still their responsibility to reach out to you to arrange alternative plans for their exam. (If you are opening a large window of time for your students to take the exam, they may not need an alternative exam. Please clarify this with each student.)
For students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences, an email will be sent to primary instructors at 7 p.m. daily, summarizing all exam excuses across each of their sections in an easy-to-read table. (The email will be sent only if a new exam excuse has been approved that day.) Only approved requests for exam excuses will be sent to the instructor. The table will include new requests in highlight with previously approved exam excuses below. Therefore, only the most recent email from the exam excuse system needs to be saved.
This process is only for students of the College; instructors will still receive emailed .pdf versions of the exam excuse directly from the deans (or their designees) of the professional schools for any student for which their primary major is in one of the schools.
@Gerald, I can’t speak to the rationale behind the decision you are referring to when you reference our Provost and some faculty, but I’m sure it was a thoughtful and nuanced decision-making process. I would recommend reviewing this document prior to sending any student’s paper/exam to someone without their express consent (whether an individual or an external company where UNC doesn’t have a license): UNC Ferpa Information. In particularly, note the section under “What is an educational record.” It’s also worth reading through the section under “When can I disclose education record information about a student?” I am not an expert on FERPA by any means, but it’s worth clarifying if removing a student’s name would be enough to be in compliance. The Registrar should be able to answer that question. Please note that these forums are open to anyone with an onyen to read and review.
As you noted, UNC does not currently have a license for anti-plagiarism software, though individual schools may have negotiated their own license.
@Matt – to your other question, I think this FAQ from the Exams portion of the Keep Teaching site covers it but let me know if you need more info. – see the 3rd bullet in particular:
Does my exam have to be completed by students during the three–hour window my class is scheduled for?
No. We see a longer window of time to access the exam as more accommodating to a diverse group of students.
Here are some example variations for an exam scheduled for 8-11 AM on Friday, May 1.
- The instructor releases the exam at 11 AM on Thursday, April 30th with no time limit. Students must complete and upload it by 11 AM on Friday, May 1st.
- The instructor releases the exam at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 29th with a 3-hour time limit. Students must complete and upload it by 11 AM on Friday, May 1st.
- The instructor releases the exam at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 29th with a 1-hour time limit*. Students must complete and upload it by 11 AM on Friday, May 1st. *The instructor accounts for the 2 hours lost by holding 2 one-hour review sessions with students during the last week of class.
@Matt – Here’s what the FAQ in the Exams portion of the Keep Teaching site says about this:
Can I give my course exam on a reading day?
Your exam cannot be due on a reading day, as these are days scheduled to give students time to study. (Your exam is due during your assigned exam time as seen on the registrar’s calendar). However, to give your students more flexibility to manage their own schedules you can have it available and open on a reading day.
@Kathleen – I believe you can go to the Tests and Quizzes section and go to the published version of the quiz in question. You can then select “Scores” from the dropdown menu for that quiz. From there you should be able to manually enter a grade – when you save/update after entering the grade manually, it should appear in the Gradebook.