With the end of the semester quickly approaching, here are some Tips for Wrapping Up Your Semester from ETS. This video was made in spring, but it is a good one to bookmark and watch at the end of each semester. Keep in mind that Notebowl feature updates occur during the semester breaks, so always backup your grade books.
Wondering how to set up your remote exams this year? Check out this ETS blog post for Tech Recommendations for Remote Exams. The EdTech team outlines three exam options, complete with videos and other resources, to help faculty with exams. If you need some additional support with setting up your remote exams, schedule a consultation with a Denison EdTech.
Are your remote students still having connectivity issues? This page on MyDenison has information about internet service providers and instructions for testing connection speed. Students may also find this ETS video Internet Connection Troubleshooting video useful. Refer students outside of the US to this resource: GlobalConnect VPN page on MyDenison. Other useful tips can be found here: Tip 5: Help remote students who have internet connectivity issues.
Last week we shared the results from the remote student technology survey that was conducted by ETS. This week, ETS has several tips to help improve student experiences. Check out this playlist “EdTech Tips to Improve the Remote Student Experience,” which has videos to address each of the main findings from the survey. Take a look at this post with resources and video references corresponding to the survey findings.
Have you checked out some of the latest updates in Zoom?
- Custom gallery organization – move student screens around
- Multi-spotlighting – pin up to nine different participants
- Selecting breakout rooms – give students some choice, allow them to select the breakout room to join
Read this post by Denison’s ETS team for more information on Zoom’s updates.
Are you planning to have student presentations this semester? ETS created a post, “Approaching Student Presentations in a Hybrid Environment,” with recommendations on how you can approach these assignments with your students in the virtual setting. There is also this EdTech Tip video that demos how students can record videos and how faculty members can collect and present those recordings to the class.
Having trouble projecting your voice with a mask? Remote students having trouble hearing students in a large classroom? With help from ETS, Eleni Papaleonardo found a solution in a personal voice amplifier and a carefully placed snowball mic! Now all students can hear her clearly as she moves around, and remote students can hear their classmates sitting in the back of the room.
A number of us have found the effectiveness of using a Google Doc to organize our Zoom Breakout Rooms sessions for students (Dr. Hoda Yousef’s tip). But what if you want students to write or draw by hand? The screen shot above was created by my students using the Google Jamboard App from our Denison Google Suite.
1) Keyboard short cut keys – stop wandering around menus looking for start record. Here is a cheat sheet for Mac or PC.
2) Got an extra monitor? Keep an eye on your students in gallery mode while presenting that Power Point slide. How-to-video or post from Zoom.
3) Got an iPad or other tablet?