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09/24/2020
Instructor Presence Series Part 5: Engagement and Facilitation
Engaging students and facilitating their learning experience in the online environment may seem more daunting than in a face-to-face setting, but it doesnÂ’t have to be. This article covers key ways to keep students engaged throughout your online course.
09/24/2020
How-To: Restore Deleted Items in Canvas
Have you ever wished you could undo a mistake or bring back deleted items in your Canvas course? In this article, we will show you 3 features in Canvas that will allow you to do just that.
09/21/2020
Inspire Discussion and Engagement with Creative Canvas Discussion Boards
Discussions are a critical part of student learning, but both in-person and online discussions can have lackluster results if not structured and facilitated properly. This article explores the potential challenges of discussion boards, the various roles instructors can have within them, as well as class discussion format options and tips for creating and managing effective ones.
09/17/2020
How-To: Access Attendance Reports in Webex and Zoom
Learn how to take attendance for virtual lectures and class meetings by downloading the attendance reports in Webex and Zoom.
08/26/2020
How-To: Add Closed Captions to YouTube Videos
There are numerous reasons why you may need to share a video file you've created with your students. When creating and sharing your own video files, it is important for accessibility best practices that these videos are captioned with subtitles. YouTube does most of the captioning work for you using automatic transcription and can shave hours off of the captioning process.
08/21/2020
How-To: Publish a Canvas Course Early in "Read-Only" Mode
Learn how to publish your Canvas course site early so that students can preview content like the syllabus and instructor information, while preventing them from submitting any assignments.
08/12/2020
How To: Email Your Students With a Contact Group in Gmail
Create a contact group in Gmail with student email addresses acquired from the photo roster to be able to email a whole class at once, or invite a whole class to a Calendar event.
08/11/2020
How-To: Using Polls in Zoom
Learn how to use the polls feature in Zoom for your virtual class meetings.
08/10/2020
Zoom, Webex, or Google Meet: Which Video Conferencing Tool Is Right For Me?
Miami University faculty, students, and staff have access to 3 different tools that can be used for virtual classes and meetings: Zoom, Webex, and Google Meet. This matrix breaks down the most commonly used features and their availability on each platform, so that you can choose the tool that best meets your needs.