Security Features in Zoom

The following features add security to your Zoom meetings. Require Meeting Passwords Back to TopUnder Meeting Options, select Require meeting password, then create a strong password. The Waiting Room Feature Back to Top The Waiting Room feature allows the host to admit attendees one by one or as a group. Disable Join Before Host Back to Top Enable join before host is found under Meeting Options when scheduling… Read more →

Screencasts: How to Create Canvas Quizzes

Here are a selection of screencasts on how to create Canvas Quizzes and quiz questions.

Canvas video Overview of Canvas Quizzes, Question Groups and Quiz Banks

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Transferring Existing Exams to Canvas Quizzes

Canvas Quizzes allows you to create a variety of test questions from multiple choice to matching to fill-in-the-blank. It even has options for providing programmed feedback and creating ungraded quizzes for student practice. However, sometimes instructors have pre-existing exams they want to transfer into Canvas. There are several ways to do this depending on the number of questions in the… Read more →

Quickstart Guide to Zoom Online Conferencing

Getting Started on Zoom  How to Sign Up for the First Time   Start by going to zoom.us On the top right corner, click on the blue “Sign Up, It’s Free” button. Enter your school email address and click “Sign Up”. You’ll receive an email from Zoom to Go to your email and click Activate Account. You’ll be redirected to… Read more →

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VoiceThread, Relay Conversations and Canvas Discussions with Video: What Makes Them Different?

If you have been following Online Learning Services over the course of the year, you may have noticed the variety of tools we provide for online discussion. It is understandable that you might be confused about what each one does. Here is a handy summary of each tool and in what teaching context it can shine: VoiceThread VoiceThread is a… Read more →

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Using Empathy Games in the Social Sciences

Our own Abi Johnson has written about the value of ’empathy games’ in teaching and learning: The use of both virtual and physical games in the classroom is well-documented; there are books, essays, and entire conferences on the topic. The theory seems sound: games are made up of rules, a goal, a feedback system, and voluntary participation.1 A classroom, arguably,… Read more →

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Branching Structure in Learning Design

A branching structure in the teaching and learning process is helpful because it gives students more control over the learning process and the freedom to choose the sequence of their learning. Adult learners like to learn skills that they can see will directly help them on the job. Branching engages students because it allows them to learn the skills they… Read more →

Online Learning Services’ Fall Workshop Schedule

Professional Learning Community Evolving: For the past two summers, Online Learning Services hosted a series of gatherings to explore and discuss issues and opportunities around online teaching and learning. One takeaway, among many, was that faculty who seek to improve their online or hybrid pedagogy, and to better understand the motivations of students who seek online classes, want more frequent… Read more →