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Hi @Elizabeth Poindexter – We’re trying to point people to Sakai and Zoom when those tools are a good fit. Wherever we can simplify and make this process as consistent as possible for students, we’d really like to try. We’re also trying to make remote teaching/learning asynchronous wherever possible to be compassionate to our students’ home environment and new priorities in this crisis. We recognize though, that some disciplines, modes of instruction, or unique cases won’t fit this model. My guess is that there may be some use cases in the SoM that will work with just Sakai and Zoom and others that may need to think outside the box. If you have specific courses in mind or difficult/challenging situations that exist across courses, please let us know and we can approach each one on an individual basis. There are a ton of tools and resources we could point someone to depending on the situation and we’re happy to help, but if we can minimize the number of tools students and faculty need to learn in a short period of time, that’s ideal for everyone involved.
@bickford – You could certainly do a recording on your iPad and then post it to another video hosting service (like Youtube) in order to share the link with your students. That said, opening your Zoom meeting room on your iPad and recording to the cloud might be just as easy.
Unfortunately, Sakai doesn’t have the space for you to actually upload a video there.
@benalan – I’m not sure this would complicate the use case you’re describing. The advantage of recurring meetings is that you use the same link, so you don’t have to distribute different links to the class for each session. You might do a quick test and set up a recurring meeting for the next couple days (or a few throughout a single day) and test how the recording of each meeting instance appears for you – you obviously wouldn’t need to actually hold a full meeting, just record a few minutes each test case for comparison.
Sydney, I just wanted to commend your flexibility and willingness to consider all the complicated situations our students might find themselves in over the rest of the semester. This is a wonderful and compassionate solution. Thanks for putting your students first!
I’d be curious what the requirements are for this situation. Depending on the nature/timing of specific dissertation defenses, it may be easier to set up individual Zoom meetings with the committee chair or the candidate as the host and the rest of the committee in attendance. Using breakout rooms is certainly an option, but it may be over-complicating things depending on the need. Do you have a sense what the requirements are they are attempting to accomodate with breakout rooms as opposed to separate meetings?
Thanks Andrew! I didn’t know that was an option!
Gerald – have you tried the whiteboard built into Zoom? It’s a setting you can toggle when you create a meeting!
Thanks Matt! Also, if you’re either a current Gradescope user and would like to help other faculty navigate the platform, or a faculty member trying to learn more about using Gradescope, we’ve put together a Gradescope group in Microsoft Teams so we can all collaborate and share ideas.
All – just so you’re all aware, Zoom recordings to the cloud is extremely delayed due to volume. I’d recommend expecting around 24 hours currently before your cloud recording is available to share with students.
Mark – I’d recommend contacting help.unc.edu and either calling in or submitting a ticket. They can take over your screen and try to adjust your settings/do some troubleshooting for you!at in reply to: Art Studios, Makerspace Courses, Digital Design Projects #770
This information came over the BeAM listserv today:
The Chem Librarian listserv set this website yesterday and there seems to be several “making” topics in the “Sensor Education Materials” side bar (https://ioct.tech/edu/). And it is open ed. resources (OER)!
“For starts, this site is being set up to be an Open Education Resource (OER) portal for chemical education material related to the Internet of Things. This site is being developed by Bob Belford, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ehren Bucholtz, email@example.com, Phil Williams, and hopefully, as time evolves, people from around the world will be able to post and share material here. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in this project or have any input.”
As a followup to this – you don’t need to change the permissions for any other roles – just “Student” and each individual Group you created in Site Info. One instructor we worked with assigned a cool name to each group instead of the generic “Group 1, Group 2” to make it more fun – the names were related to the discipline.
Great question. I’ll write up some instructions here, but feel free to schedule a consult if you need some help.
1. Make the groups in Site Info. (sounds like you’ve already done this step).
2. Make a Forum (e.g. Week 4 Discussion)
3. Make a topic within the forum for each group (e.g. Group 1, Group 2, etc.).
4. Go to “Topic Settings” – you should see this option next to each topic.
5. Within “Topic Settings” scroll to the bottom where you see “Permissions”
6. Set the appropriate permissions for the different group topics – assume these are the settings for the Group 1 topic (Student Permission set to “None,” Group 1 Permission set to “Contributor,” All other Group Permissions set to “None”
If you set up your Forums and Topics this way, each week, the groups you set up in Site Info will only be able to see their group’s topic for that discussion.
These are all great questions.
1. You can set the correct answer for multiple choice assessments and they can be graded automatically.
2. You can use numerous types of question types and long answer responses is definitely an option!
3. Markup-text is a way for you to create an assessment in a word document, using a specific way of formatting and it saves you a lot of time compared to using the assessment builder. When you go to create an assessment, you should see an option for either “assessment builder” or “markup text.” If you choose the latter, you’ll see some instructions on how to format your text for different question types. This way you can paste your entire assessment in at once instead of adding a question in one at a time.