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  • Paul Wolff
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    Shveta,
    You should be able to use markup text and then go back in to edit the questions to add images. That will save you a lot of time!

    in reply to: Zoom Help #741
    Paul Wolff
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    Emily,

    Thank you for surveying your students – that’s such a great approach! I’ll be at all three of those sessions tomorrow so we can chat more at that time. Zoom would definitely give you the functionality you’re looking for, you’d just need to decide how to handle students who have a connection drop off or an inactive webcam, etc.

    Paul Wolff
    Participant

    Shveta – you can absolutely do that in Sakai’s Tests & Quizzes tool. When you’re creating a question of this type, you’ll want to go in and use the “rich text editor” feature. This will give you the option to embed video, images, etc. Feel free to schedule a consultation if you need some help!

    in reply to: Zoom Help #735
    Paul Wolff
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    Kalina,

    I just responded to Emily about this, but I think proctoring via Zoom is going to add a lot of complexity and cause overdue stress/frustration. You could definitely use breakout rooms with TAs monitoring, but there are so many potential technical issues that might arise and our students may not always be able to attend a synchronous session given these conditions. What we’re hearing from university leadership is to lean heavily on the honor code and don’t over-complicate your assessment solution – try to keep it simple and be as flexible as you can.

    in reply to: Zoom Help #733
    Paul Wolff
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    Emily,

    One thing to think about is whether your students will have reliable internet and/or be able to attend synchronous class sessions (they may have children home from school now, be in a different time zone, or be caring for sick loved ones). Since we don’t have an official proctoring service, you may be setting yourself up for an overly complex situation where students connections freeze, webcams aren’t working, etc. While you could potentially use this method, we’re generally advising faculty to lean heavily on the honor code and trust our students in this time of crisis. I’m happy to brainstorm more if proctoring is something you really want to try to do, but it’s o.k. to pull back expectations regarding what you would have done in a face to face class given the situation and keep it as simple as possible when looking for a solution.

    in reply to: Zoom Help #712
    Paul Wolff
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    Gabrielle,

    Absolutely! We have some instructions here: https://keepteaching.unc.edu/strategies/zoom-pre-record-presentations-to-share-with-students/

    If you aren’t seeing the “Record” option in the bottom menu, it may be in the “More” section due to screen resolution.

    in reply to: Miscellaneous Questions #708
    Paul Wolff
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    bb –

    I won’t be able to answer all your questions, since some of these haven’t been decided yet. That said, I’ll do my best and I’m sure more information will be available soon:

    – Will the final exam schedule be the same?
    I think we can anticipate more information coming out soon and I don’t think this has been decided officially. For now, plan as if it will be the same schedule until we hear otherwise.

    – What if I am in a different time zone and can never, practically, attend class?
    Wherever possible, we’re encouraging instructors to be flexible with students and offer asynchronous alternatives (recording synchronous sessions or pre-recording a lecture and posting it, posting lecture notes in addition to video if possible, etc.

    – What if I have poor or nonexistent internet access for the foreseeable future?
    Again, where we can be flexible and offer alternatives to accommodate limited internet connectivity (allowing alternate assignments, asynchronous discussion forums, etc. instead of a synchronous class) it will help these students tremendously. There are also other groups on campus considering these situations, particularly the nonexistent internet situation.

    – What if my ITS laptop breaks, and I am off campus, away from ITS services?
    I don’t have an answer here but I know ITS is aware of this concern and will likely have messaging to address this.

    – What if I get sick for an extended period of time?
    This is going to happen to some of our students and faculty. One of my colleagues put it best when she said they are approaching this from the standpoint of flexibility, understanding, and kindness. We will also have students who are caring for children home from school and for parents/loved ones who get sick. Our priorities will obviously shift under these circumstances. I’m sure there will be information/recommendations coming from the university around this issue.

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