I often get the request to assist with enabling a guest speaker to present to a class from outside the college. We do have SABA web conferencing software which easily allows guests to share content but often the technology gets a bit frustrating for some guests. Did you know that in recent versions of Skype a guest can present their desktop i.e. PowerPoint, word files etc. Easy to use, and easy to test. Questions? Contact OET.
Tagging onto the today’s Technology Digest if you haven’t checked it out I recommend it as there are some neat tips and good information.
One I want to highlight is Skype for Business/Microsoft Lync which can be used for communication and interaction in the classroom. Guest lecturers can join your class and even present content from their computers.
I attended the Blackboard Analytics information session today. This could be a handy tool for generating reports on courses within a department providing data on student access, tool interaction, activity reports by time, dates, device as well as analyzing what content is being accessed and what tools being used. More to come on this tool and whether it will be adopted!
Contact OET for more information.
14 Essentials of the Connected Classroom – some might not be for you but others are quite interesting!
The ECU DE Proctoring Center is an approved site in the UNC Online Proctoring Network. This site serves students enrolled in distance education courses that require proctored exams. If your professor is currently using this system, you must submit your appointment information through the UNC Academic Services Portal; otherwise, we will not have access to your exam materials. If your professor is using this system, you must schedule all exam appointments with the ECU DE Proctoring Center through the system (not via phone). It is your responsibility to check with your professor to find out if they are implementing this automated proctoring system.
Information about the UNC Online Proctoring Network is available at http://online.northcarolina.edu
To quote a colleague “this is one of the easiest systems to use on the network”