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!
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
SMU’s Zoom video conference service allows users to record meetings and classes either locally or temporarily to Zoom’s Cloud Video Storage System itself. While Zoom’s Cloud Video Storage System recording capabilities provide easy convenience for Zoom users, cloud recordings should be transitioned quickly to appropriate university storage and sharing systems. Effective Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Zoom cloud recordings will be stored in the cloud for no more than 30 days, after which they will be automatically deleted. Continue reading Zoom Cloud Recordings Limited to 30 Days
Recently, we have added the ability to integrate Zoom with LibCal, also known as booking.smu.edu. The new integration will allow someone to book an appointment with you using Zoom as an option. To enable this feature, you will need to add Zoom to your Libcal account, which can be done easily as outlined below. Continue reading Zoom to Booking.SMU
Dr. Diane Gifford is a clinical assistant professor in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. On May 12, 2020, Diane participated in SMU’s Remote Learning: From Survival to Exceptional series with a session on Interactive Synchronous Tips. During the action-packed workshop, Diane provided attendees with tips and tricks for faculty to help keep students highly engaged and connected when presenting remotely with Zoom. Continue reading Interactive Tips for Zoom with Diane Gifford