As fall semester gets into full swing please remember some simple tips when using our classrooms -
- Log off the room computer at the end of your class
- Shut down the system at the end of your class to turn off the projector
- Return the mouse to its cradle
- Return the wireless keyboard to its stand
- Turn off your mic if you are recording your class
- Those who are recording please note that when you mute the screen from the face to face students it is still getting recorded for the distance students, press pause to stop any desktop recording
- Streaming video while recording? Click the Mediasite button and then image, click back to video when you are finished watching the video!
- Lock doors
- Contact OET for assistance, training or information on our systems!
I probably sound like a broken record but most of our classrooms here at Allied Health have the capability to record video and content. Many students like to record classes and with the many mobile devices available it is quite easy to do. But think about this once they have a recording where do they keep it? Where might they post it? Where is it?
Capturing your classroom lecture with our equipment keeps recordings locked down so that only students enrolled in the class can view the recordings and once the class is over they no longer have access (unless you want them to).
Contact OET for more information!
As we get closer to Fall Semester 2013, a few reminders. To merge courses there is a link on the left side of My Courses in Blackboard. To copy content go to Packages and Utilities from the course you are copying content from. Enable Respondus Lockdown in Tool Availability as well as Turning Point. To change colors or add a banner go to Teaching Style. Put in your recording requests, clicker requests and webconferencing requests.
Contact OET for assistance in getting Fall Semester off the ground!
With just under 3 (that’s right 3!) weeks until the start of Fall 2013 semester and the influx of new students to your program let’s relax and take a deep breath for a few [fill in you time frame]. Check out this fun link of “Life Hacks for Summer”, I love the mango tip!
With summer sessions and fall semester is just under 4 weeks away. Have you taken the summer challenge to try something new? There is still time to explore technologies available here at Allied Health and ECU. Clickers are a fun way to start a semester, especially with students who are new to your program and ECU. Stop by OET’s office for a quick demo on this easy to use product!
Since Centra’s upgrade to SabaMeeting you now have the ability to create their own meetings. Faculty will also have the ability to enroll SabaMeeting groups themselves. However SabaCentra Admins will have to add the group to SabaMeeting prior to your enrolling them in a meeting. Please let us know the group to add and then you can take over! Contact Saba Admins for assistance at any time!
Eight Roles of an Effective Online Teacher are listed as:
- Tour Guide
- Learning Coach
- Individual and Group Mirror
- Social Butterfly
- Big Brother
- Valve Control
Click the link to the artical to learn more and contact this office for assistance in any of these roles!
As of July 3 students will have the ability to use Lync, as mentioned in a past blog (see post or do a search on this blog for Lync. What can Lync do?
- Instant message on or off campus with other ECU faculty, staff and students
- Schedule an online video/audio/text meeting through email/calendar
- Request an impromptu online meeting through the Meet Now command in Lync
- Participants don’t have Lync? They can join a meeting through the Web App or Lync Attendee.*
- Share a desktop, a program or a PowerPoint presentation during a meeting
- Brainstorm on the whiteboard
- Record a meeting (media release forms required)
- Calls are computer-to-computer only at this time; however, users will soon be able to attend meetings via cell/VoIP phones
- Please visit the Lync security page for HIPAA, FERPA and sensitive data regulations
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