While clear behavioral and classroom expectations have always been routine for traditional face-to-face classes, the swift movement toward adapting routines in virtual and digital classrooms has generated many questions. One particularly important question from faculty has been, “Am I allowed to request that my students enable their cameras during a live Zoom class session?” As it happens—yes, faculty can absolutely request that students adhere to desired virtual online classroom etiquette, though expectations should be clearly articulated in each course’s syllabus. Continue reading Student Zoom Expectations: Camera On, Please!
Many courses require access to specific software applications in order to complete assignments. In order to provide access from both on and off-campus, we have implemented a new lab solution to augment our existing environments. Continue reading Accessing Specialized Software from On-Campus or Off
Over the summer, OIT has implemented a helpful new integration tool that allows faculty to easily save Zoom class recordings directly into Canvas for easy sharing with students. To use this integration, faculty only need to choose the “Record to Cloud” option in the Zoom interface. Once the recording is concluded, the video is automatically copied into Canvas, where faculty can conveniently link it to the appropriate course for both easy and secure sharing with students using Canvas’ integrated Panopto application. Whether teaching in-person, SMUFlex, or fully online this fall, all faculty will want to record Zoom sessions into Canvas using this easy new integration. Continue reading Zoom Video Sharing Made Easy: Save Straight Into Canvas
As part of the Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series, Christina Churchill, Academic Technology Directory for the Cox School of Business, shared her insights on Organizing Your Online Course. This workshop introduced SMU’s expectations for minimal requirements in Canvas as well as learning theories and best practices for presenting online course content.
“The goal of designing a course is Continue reading Organizing Your Online Canvas Course with Christina Churchill
During these unprecedented times, it is important to remember that SMU OIT has resources to make your life easier. This includes LibCal, also know as booking.smu, a cloud-based appointment scheduling application available for use by faculty and staff. It is already being used by most academic advisors to meet with students. LibCal allows you to: Continue reading Booking Appointments with LibCal