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@Rebecca – using Warpwire is a fine solution and if you added the videos directly to Warpwire through the course in Sakai, only students in the course should be able to view them. From an accessibility standpoint, recording to the cloud in Zoom provides an automatic transcription and Warpwire doesn’t have that functionality – that’s one of the reasons we’ve been pointing people to use Zoom. You could always record to the cloud in Zoom and then download the video, along with the transcription, uploading the video to Warpwire afterwards. This would allow you to make transcriptions available while still using Warpwire.
Hey Viji – Jordan’s account is having some issues so I’m posting a response from him:
Viji, I’ll respond to your posts sequentially here, so I don’t miss anything:
First, you’ll need to share Warpwire links to any student that can’t access the Zoom recording. Presumably, the easiest way to do this is to share it with all students, and those who need the Warpwire link can use it. The Zoom transcriptions can be uploaded into Warpwire with the video itself. Assuming you have transcriptions turned on through cloud recording, it will create a .vtt file in addition to the .mp4, which can then be uploaded at the same time as the .mp4 into Warpwire.
Concerning the other two posts, I’d advise you to follow the recommended settings for securing meetings and recordings. That will do a couple things: it will force people to sign in to their licensed UNC zoom account (whether on laptop, desktop, or mobile), so as to secure the attendees as being, at a minimum, UNC/onyen authenticated. And, per your second post, it will also allow you to track attendance for the class.
@Suzanne – I’d recommend calling 919-962-HELP or creating a help ticket at http://help.unc.edu as they will probably be able to walk you through the technical aspects of the issue and make sure everything is set up correctly on your device. Additionally, this is the documentation from the Poll Everywhere blog found here (https://blog.polleverywhere.com/how-to-embed-live-polls-in-powerpoint-windows-edition/):
Start by downloading the integration for your Windows computer. You’ll find a new tab in your PowerPoint ribbon called ”Poll Everywhere.” Once you sign in to your Poll Everywhere account, you’ll be able to view, create, edit, and insert activities directly into your slide deck.
On a Mac?
Download the Poll Everywhere for Mac app and follow the installer directions. Once it’s launched, sign in to your Poll Everywhere account. The app will stay open in its own window beside PowerPoint. While the app is running, you’ll see the Poll Everywhere icon in your dock.
For more detailed instructions and troubleshooting help, visit our comprehensive Support center.
When you’re ready to embed your activities, they’ll load directly into your slideshow after the slide you currently have selected. From there, you can treat them just as you would a typical slide—rearrange their order by dragging and dropping their thumbnails.
Make sure not to modify any elements of the Poll Everywhere slide, including the objects on the slide itself and any details in the presenter notes section.
Towns – it’s hard to say where this is happening, but it’s probably a combination of your home connection and so many people streaming at once. If pre-recording is an option for you, that’s what we’ve been recommending. You could still have your live session to have students ask questions and engage with you about the materials, just ask that students watch the video beforehand.
@Eugene – Zoom should use your email@example.com as the official email but definitely a good idea to check with HR. It’s also possible your colleague was using a personal Zoom account to add you as an alternate host instead of the UNC account accidentally.
@Linda – I’d double check with your department, but my guess would be that you aren’t allowed to hold class on a holiday – that is 100% a guess though.
@Eugene – The School of Medicine has it’s own Zoom sub-account that’s different from the main campus Zoom account and you won’t be able to make someone who isn’t in that sub-account an Alternative Host. I’d recommend making a help ticket at help.unc.edu and they may be able to help with this!
@fcwiss – it’s probably worth submitting a help ticket at help.unc.edu so they can make sure they’re disabling exactly what you need given your situation. This is a great topic to bring up though, and that is the pop-ups you may get from other applications when hosting a Zoom meeting or doing a recording. It’s generally a good idea to close out Outlook and other applications you may have running while hosting a Zoom session to avoid this.
This is a reply from @jordan-adams we were having trouble getting to post:
@Susan Bickford, good questions. I’ll answer them in order:
1. “No fixed time” just means that the meeting ID# could be used at any time, so it’s up to you and your students to all get on board with using the space at X time. Just shooting your students a quick email or Sakai message to say “We’ll meet at 12:30 today” with a link to that particular meeting space is a good practice.
2. To be honest, I’ve not experienced this personally, but Zoom’s documentation indicates that participants are arranged in order of those permitted to talk and then those with raised hands. If it ends up being too distracting or burdensome during class, there’s three other good options for class of 23: A. tell students to interrupt with questions as needed, B. ask students if there are questions at regular intervals throughout the class, or C. ask that questions be typed into the chat, where you can more easily monitor them without constant audible interruption. It’ll be up to you, and what works best for you and your class. Feel free to reply at some point later with what you’ve found works best; I’m sure many faculty members are interested in hearing ideas. Thanks!
Lindsay – I’d tell her to restart her computer and if the problem persists, try a different browser. If she still has this issue, have her contact help.unc.edu and submit an IT help request.
@mpedzwat – Argh – that sounds incredibly frustrating! I’m sorry the breakout rooms didn’t work as intended for you today, but kudos for giving them a shot. If you haven’t done so already, we have a Zoom Breakout webinar recording from last week available here: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/training/ that runs around 45 minutes. There’s also a live demo tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 PM if you’re available that’s listed on that site as well.
If neither of those options help, let us know and we can try to dig in a little more. You can also submit a help ticket at help.unc.edu to review your settings and see if anything needs to be changed.
You can definitely record locally with Zoom (the main downside being you don’t get an auto-transcription that way). We’re recommending uploading to a private Youtube channel and setting the video to “unlisted” which will allow you to share the link with your students. Youtube has an auto-captioning feature which is helpful for accessibility purposes.
Warpwire is an option, but doesn’t have auto-captioning or auto-transcription.
Here is the documentation for recording in Zoom: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/strategies/zoom-pre-record-presentations-to-share-with-students/
Misha – I think that’s a fantastic approach. You can record using Zoom even if you’r the only person in the meeting and you can share your screen as you go through the materials. As I noted in the broadband thread, you will get an auto-transcription file if you record to the cloud and you can amend this to send out as accompanying lecture notes. I’d recommend using Zoom and Sakai if you can to keep things simple for you and your students. Voicethread is a fantastic tool, particularly in certain situations, but it’s one more thing for you to learn right now so I’d avoid it unless there’s a strong need (for example, in foreign language courses).
Bill, depending on where you are faculty, your individual school may have a different Zoom sub-account with slightly different settings (e.g. if you’re in a healthcare-related field those Zoom sub-accounts are a bit more locked down due to HIPPA concerns). Some of those sub-accounts won’t let you record to the cloud. In those cases, I recommend recording to your local device and then uploading to Youtube as “unlisted” since Youtube has an autocaptioning feature. You can then share the link with your students, like you would the Zoom cloud recording link.
Regarding the email addresses for co-hosts, here was my reply to a previous instructor with this issue: make sure your students have visited https://software.sites.unc.edu/zoom/ and that they have accessed their account. From there, they will be able to see their “Sign In” email, typically in the format of “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Be sure to use that email when adding them as an alternative host.
If, however, you are in a different zoom sub-account than them (as discussed above), they won’t show up as co-host options – I’d try contacting help.unc.edu and they may be able to look into this for you on the technical side of things as Jordan suggested..