Moving Things Online: Technology Options
There are a number of options available to help you achieve academic continuity for your course. Please keep in mind that it is a stressful time for everyone and as such it is important to try and use tools that you and your students are already comfortable with as much as possible. It may also be necessary to consider alternative assessment options to those that you have outlined for your course in order to address the current circumstances.
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The table below outlines some traditional face-to-face activities along with their potential online solutions.
Scheduled in office
Hold office hours through email
Hold office hours using an online conferencing system like Microsoft Teams
In class PowerPoints and lecture
Record voice-over PowerPoint slides/desktop screen using the built-in function in PowerPoint and post on Brightspace
Record what is presented on your computer desktop along with audio and a visual of yourself using Echo 360’s Universal Capture software – Personal *An account is necessary.
Record your lecture (audio, video and desktop) in a classroom on campus using our installed lecture capture software (Echo360 or Opencast). **Access to a classroom needs to be scheduled in advance and an account is necessary.
Meet synchronously with your students using an online conferencing system like Adobe Connect, which offers polling, live chat, document & desktop sharing, and whiteboard capabilities.
Share material (e.g. text, announcements, website links, videos, PPTs, readings, etc.), offer discussion board activities, and other activities using Brightspace.
Print and turn in a physical copy to mark by pen
In class multiple-choice, written response, True and False questions