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  • in reply to: Broadband Issues #900
    Paul Wolff
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    If you take this approach, good practice would be to reference the slide number as you’re talking so it’s easier for students to follow along who can’t stream the video.

    in reply to: Broadband Issues #899
    Paul Wolff
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    One recommendation to accommodate some of your students who may have Internet connectivity issues: Record a lecture to Zoom Cloud, which generates an auto-transcription. You can then take that file, edit the text so that it’s readable (and correct spelling issues with technical, field-specific terminology) and distribute to your students as lecture notes. If you teach from slides, you can also distribute the slide deck to accompany the notes. This will require far less resources from your students, from a broadband standpoint, than streaming a video or attending a synchronous session. Of course, you can post the lecture video as well for those who have a solid connection and even hold synchronous class sessions or Q&As in tandem.

    in reply to: Zoom Help #896
    Paul Wolff
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    Hey Gerald! I’m glad you found a solution. When I set up recurring meetings, I add a new meeting here: https://unc.zoom.us/meeting and then check the “Recurring Meeting” box. Setting the recurrance to “Weekly” is probably the best option for a class, since you can specify multiple days at the same time.

    For different class sizes, we have recommended settings, depending on what you’re trying to do here: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/strategies/zoom-settings-and-tools-for-managing-online-instructional-activities/

    in reply to: Zoom Help #884
    Paul Wolff
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    Rita – 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 “onyen@email.unc.edu”

    Be sure to use that email when adding them as an alternative host and if that doesn’t work, I’d try contacting help.unc.edu and they may be able to look into this for you on the technical side of things.

    in reply to: Sakai Help #866
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Mike,

    Warpwire settings and functionality can be a bit tricky at times. You may want to submit a help ticket at help.unc.edu so someone can take a look at your specific course.

    That said, we’ve been pointing people to Zoom and Youtube since those video hosting services have built in auto captioning/transcription – this lets us address any accessibility concerns.

    If you’re unable to get Warpwire to work after submitting a ticket, posting your videos on Youtube as “unlisted” may be a good option for you.

    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Troy,

    Gradescope could be a potential solution for you (mentioned in this thread). You could create an assessment there and send it out to students via email. Students would then be able to complete the assessment and scan in their response. Alternately, you could just send out your assessment over email and have students return it to you. The downside with this option is that you’d be asking students to all take the exam at the same time if you wanted it to be timed (e.g. let them know you plan to send it on X day at X time and, after sending it, they have X amount of time to submit).

    Generally, I’ve been leaning towards reducing student stress levels, relying on the honor code, and trusting them in this time of crisis. For that reason, I don’t know that making a test timed is worth the extra effort and complexity.

    in reply to: Zoom Help #863
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Emily – thanks for suggesting Warpwire! This is absolutely an option and the only reason we’ve pointed people towards Zoom with Youtube as a backup, is that they both provide auto captioning/transcription services for our students who need those accommodations. Warpwire, unfortunately, does not have that built in yet.

    in reply to: Broadband Issues #845
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Radhika – One option would be to record locally and then upload to Youtube. You can set the video to be “Unlisted” which will allow you to share the link with students, but the video won’t be searchable. Youtube has auto-captioning, which isn’t perfect, but which is similar to what Zoom offers.

    in reply to: Group projects #843
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Ivonne – that’s great advice! For students who may have internet connectivity issues, another option is to make use of groups within discussion forums. I was talking with a faculty member today who plans on giving students the option, within their respective groups, of deciding what works best for them to collaborate (Asynchronous Discussion Form or Synchronous Zoom Meetings).

    in reply to: Broadband Issues #841
    Paul Wolff
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    Radhika – this is an excellent point. I believe there was discussion of a way for faculty to request exemption from not being able to come to campus in these situations – I’d recommend reaching out to your dean/department chair to see if there is a way for you to make use of your office for recording purposes.

    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    There are a number of ways you can integrate your TAs into Zoom (having them manage breakout rooms as “alternative-hosts”) or Sakai (setting them up with the “Teaching Assistant” role) to help you manage a larger class. Please post any questions you have about those settings here.

    in reply to: Miscellaneous Questions #835
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Frank, I know this means you’ll need to think about how to condense the past week and integrate it into the rest of your course. We’ve got a lot of experience doing this between Fall/Spring courses and Summer versions. Please reach out if you need any help!

    in reply to: Dissertation Defense #833
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Sounds good Lorraine – I’m also happy to meet with anyone who has questions to help them brainstorm solutions!

    in reply to: Broadband Issues #832
    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    I was just in a meeting with colleagues discussing this and one of the topics that keeps coming up around this issue is the fact that so many families will have potentially multiple students needing to connect, along with parents who are working remotely. Some of our students now have young children at home as well. Even when a household has decent broadband, this could put a significant strain on those resources.

    As a result, many of our faculty are moving towards shifting instruction to a more asynchronous format (or offering both synchronous and asynchronous in tandem). If you’re considering this, in an effort to make this transition less stressful for your students, please post your questions here or feel free to schedule a consultation.

    in reply to: ARS Students #829
    Paul Wolff
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    @Kym Weed – when you create the video, you should see different options for how viewable your video is. The option you’re looking for is “Unlisted.”

    This will make it so your video isn’t searchable and only those who you share the link with will be able to view.

    Note that, while “Private” is an option, that would make it so only you could view the video, even if you shared the link.

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