"I do this in my traditional course, how can I do this online?"
On-going group projects (all classes):
How can I offer a canvas announcement post with instructions for the tools groups have to proceed to work on their group projects remotely (e.g., hangouts, zoom? I'm not sure what the students have access to, but I'd want to convey that they have the power to "meet" via video chat with their team, and with me for meetings).
Online groups in Canvas (13min)
Office hours/student meetings (all classes):
What is the best way to offer video meetings with students? Would I have a zoom link I could use in appointment booking slots on google calendars? I have used Zoom once before, but I don't know what I'm allowed to do with zoom. Or, are hangouts a better idea? As well, I'd prefer to offer one system to use with all students, so that there is a lower chance of confusion.
Conferencing tools in Canvas (11min)
Google Appointment Slots & Conferencing Options (5min)
Hosting online classes w screen share - Video examples:
If I typically would show videos in class and run discussion following, this is something that I have a hard time imagining in an online classroom. What adaptations might be relevant if hosting an online class where I would screen-share? I expect that playing a video as part of my regular class slide delivery might not work well in a setting like this (bandwidth etc.). One option would be to assign the videos prior to class and then build a class discussion, but I have huge fears on the class discussion aspect (i.e., it not materializing, see next item).
Hosting online classes w screen share - discussion and student involvement:
I used Zoom in December for my Monday night MBA class the day that campus was shut down (rather than canceling class). I found the technology worked well, but it was quite an experience... I was not as comfortable in my delivery of the class via my screen share and video teaching, and for a class that usually is very talkative, no one spoke up at any point, despite my asking. It was a bit disheartening, and so this colors my feelings about moving online if we do this for the remainder of the semester. In my in-class delivery, I require a lot of discussion and student interaction. I have no idea how to foster this online in the "class block - video lecture" if that's the direction to travel. And, if I don't get any discussion or questions, my lecture time will be quite short and likely to be seen by students as incomplete. Suggestions?
Creating a lesson online (9min)
Taking templates from the template course (~6 min)
Working with the Online Lesson / Discussion Template (~11 min)
Participation grades (all classes):
All of my classes have at least 10% participation scores. I assume that I could, score them up until the online portion and consider that participation, or I will need to calibrate what participation means and how I assess it, in light of my above comments. Thoughts?
Using assignment weighting (& discussions) for class participation (6min)
I have 4 scheduled quizzes that typically run at the beginning of class on Tuesdays. Similar to the test, they are closed-booked and short answer format. I expect that there is a way to use Canvas quizzes, but they would have to run outside of the regular class block? Not sure what it would be like to ask them to do a Canvas quiz while part of a zoom class.
Final test: (April 30)
In-class test - typically a 20 MC + 6 short answer question based on a case synopsis, closed-book test - how would I deliver something comparable? I know I can program a test online, and I've read about software that is a browser blocker, but students still have notes. Obviously I can think about converting to more of an open-book format, but that's very hard to do in a class that tests basic concepts as a function of knowledge development. Suggestions?
Quizzes & tests in Canvas (12min)
Creating a Quiz or Exam in Canvas (~19 min)
In-class group presentations:
I have groups that are required to present in class. If all students are working remotely, this makes options like recording a video together and submitting it difficult. I could offer zoom meetings where they present to me in video-conference format, but could this work at a class level scale? While the business world does this all the time, I wonder what student impressions will be like of such a requirement. Any suggestions on how this should play out? Students in this class have scheduled presentations on March 19 and the last two classes (April 28, 30). They are expected to have slides to show the class for these presentations.
Group presentations in Canvas (10min)