Faculty Technology Resources
A variety of technology resources that can be useful while delivering your course online is available below. Please contact the Distance Education office if you have additional questions.
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The link to our first on-campus training to move online is available here for you to review again.
There are many activities you can use in Canvas to create assignments, quizzes, etc. Links to the most commonly used video tutorials for instructors are listed below.
You will find a comprehensive list of Canvas video tutorials for instructors here.
If you prefer a written tutorial (with pictures), check out the Canvas Guides for Instructors. Some that you may use most frequently are listed below:
Organizing your course in Modules – Modules should be used to organize the content of a course
- What are Modules?
- How do I use the Modules Index Page?
- How do I add a Module?
- How do I move or reorder a Module?
Creating information Pages – Pages store course content that doesn’t necessarily belong in an assignment. They can include text, images, video, and links. View more guides about pages at Canvas Guides for Instructors.
Putting assignments in Canvas. View additional information about assignments at Canvas Guides for Instructors.
- What are Assignments?
- What Assignment types can I create in a course?
- How do I add or edit details in an Assignment?
SpeedgGrader – SpeedGrader allows an instructor to view and grade student’s assignment submissions using a simple point scale or a complex rubric. View additional information about SpeedGrader at Canvas Guides for Instructors.
Putting Quizzes in Canvas. Find out additional information about quizzes at Canvas Guides for Instructors.
- What are Quizzes?
- How do I import Quizzes from QTI files?
- How do I create a Quiz with individual questions?
- How do I create a Quiz by finding questions in a question bank?
- How do I create a Quiz with a question group to randomize quiz questions?
Using Canvas Discussions – Discussions can be used for communication between two users in a course, a group of users, or an entire class. They can also be created as an assignment and graded. See additional information at Canvas Guides for Instructors.
Students and educators are eligible for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. It's not a trial – so get started today.
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Southern Union's TechSmith Relay site address: suscc.techsmithrelay.com
Video Guide: Signing up for Relay
Guide: How to Record a Video
Guide: Adding Media to Your Library
Guide: Editing Your Video
This is a link to the Relay training conducted at Southern Union on March 17, 2020.
This link is from the first training that SUSCC did with Relay. It is a thorough review of Relay. The trainer recommended adjusting the video Playback Speed to at least 1.5 to help save time while viewing.
What is Google Meet:
Google Meet is a video-conference-calling platform designed primarily for professional use, which links remote colleagues together for real-time interaction.
RECENT GOOGLE NEWS:
Google for Education is helping schools facing closure due to COVID-19
Google for Education is supporting educators around the world who may be currently facing a changing learning environment. Teachers have access to the very best of Google’s product solutions, training, and resources so they can continue doing what they do best.
Last week, we began rolling out free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite for Education customers globally including:
- Larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call
- Live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain
- The ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive
We’re committed to helping students and their teachers continue learning outside of school. Be sure to check out Google Education.
To create a Google Meet:
- Login to your SU email account
- Click on the Menu icon and select Meet
- Click on the + icon to create a Google Meet
- Give the Meeting a name (ex, ORI101 or section number)
- Click on Join Now. This will generate a sharable link and number students can use to
access the meeting.
Other Google Meet Guides: