Inclusive STEM Teaching Project: Applications Now Open

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Dear STEM Colleague,

We are writing to share an exciting professional development resource available through our institution this summer. The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF grant-funded program, is hosting two concurrent opportunities June 15th – July 27th: a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and a virtual learning community.

The six-week MOOC is designed to advance the awareness, self-efficacy, and ability of STEM faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff to cultivate inclusive learning environments for their students. Participants will engage in deep reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts. Register for the free course at: https://www.edx.org/course/the-inclusive-stem-teaching-project.

Additionally, the asynchronous MOOC will be extended through a synchronous virtual learning community facilitated by a team of COSAM faculty. Supported by the Biggio Center, the local learning community will meet weekly for discussion. If you are interested in participating in the learning community, please complete the form at https://aub.ie/ITLC. Questions about the learning community should be directed to Stephanie Shepherd at slshepherd@auburn.edu. We estimate you will spend 2-3 hours per week engaged in the course and discussions, which include review/completion of course materials, plus a 90-minute weekly learning community meeting. You can participate in the MOOC without signing up for our learning community, but we hope you will participate in both.

Please visit www.inclusivestemteaching.org for more details about the course content, expectations, and learning communities. We welcome you to share this information with your professional networks and colleagues who may be interested. If you have any questions about the MOOC, contact the MOOC organizers at inclusivestemteaching@gmail.com. Thank you!

Stephanie Shepherd, Dept. of Geosciences
Vanessa Falcao, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Min Zhong, Dept. of Biological Sciences

Outdoor Tent Classroom Reservation Information

To reserve either of the two outdoor tent classrooms, please e-mail otrroom@auburn.edu with the days or dates and times you would like to reserve.

The tent classrooms are equipped with a TV display and WiFi connectivity. There is no temperature control or lighting. Each tent classroom is 40-ft x 60-ft and can seat 40 students physically distanced.

Once your class reservation is confirmed, you will be able to check out a key from the RBD Library main circulation desk on the 2nd floor. This key will give you access to the technology in the outdoor classroom. Please review our PDF document which provides instructions for opening the storage unit that contains the display technology. The display provides HDMI connectivity, AirPlay, and wireless connectivity via the LG system. See instructions below. We highly recommend testing the technology prior to your initial use.

  1. Connect up directly to the HDMI cable (which should be plugged into HDMI 1) and make sure HDMI 1 is selected as the input.
  2. Wirelessly from a Windows PC: The LG TV supports connecting via Miracast from a Windows laptop. See link below for instructions from LG with step by step details.
  3. Wirelessly from a Mac: The LG TV supports connecting via AirPlay 2 from the MacBook. See same link below for instructions from LG with step by step details.

Step by step details from LG for screen share / screen mirroring – device to TV

New Rich Content Editor coming to Canvas in January

New year, new look! Starting in January anytime you create or edit, an Assignment, Page, Discussion, Syllabus, etc. in Canvas you will have a new look and feel on the editing page. The new version still supports all the same features the previous version did:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Quizzes
  • Syllabus

New rich content editor:

Screenshot, new Canvas Rich Content Editor

 

  1. Rich Content Editor content area: still able to preview and add to page content.
  2. Formatting content menu bar: format page content
  3. Format text
  4. Insert links to media and documents
  5. External tools
  6. Format paragraphs
  7. Clear formatting
  8. Add tables
  9. Insert an equation

Previous rich content editor:

Screenshot, old Canvas Content Editor

 

  1. Rich Content Editor content area
  2. Insert HTML directly into Canvas using the HTML Editor link.
  3. Link to course content using the content selector

Plexiglass at Podiums in Requested Rooms

Biggio Center has worked closely with Facilities to have plexiglass installed at requested instructor podiums in classrooms. Please see below for the latest status of this project as of January 7, 2021.

BKENG 2117 – complete
Mell 2510 – complete
Mell 2550 – complete
Mell 4510 – complete
Spidle 144 – complete
Spidle 220 – complete
Spidle 386B – complete
Haley 1212 – complete
Haley 1221 – complete
Haley 2346 – complete
Haley 3166 – complete
Haley 3187 – complete
Haley 2423 – complete
Haley 2467 – complete
Haley 2468 – complete
Haley 1218 – complete
Haley 2011 – complete
Haley 3220 – complete
Haley 2206 – complete
Haley 015A – complete
Haley 015B – complete
Haley 2462 – complete
LBSC 4050 – in process
Tichenor 111 – complete
Tichenor 122 – complete

Tech Enhancements to Classrooms

As part of the continued response to the COVID pandemic, the Biggio Center has collaborated with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) to upgrade the technology in about 180 classrooms. Below is a table of classrooms that are either being worked on currently or have already been updated.

A few notes about the table:

  • Items in bold have been completed.
  • The abbreviation “PTZ” is a type of camera that stands for Pan-tilt-zoom. These types of PTZ cameras can be controlled remotely using a computer or on a smartphone using an app.
  • Shure is a brand of microphones.
  • The abbreviation “DSP” stands for Digital Signal Processing.
Building/RoomTechnology
Mell Classroomsmodifications to audio DSP for all classrooms, add quick camera preset buttons for instructor camera.
Mel EASLPanasonic PTZ, ceiling microphones, Biamp and dante audio 8 rooms
Langdon8 suspended Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Haley 23707 Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Haley 3195add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Haley 1403add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Haley 3203add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Haley 2352PTZ with 6 microphones
Haley 2218PTZ with 6 microphones
Haley 3166PTZ with 6 microphones
Haley 3220PTZ with 6 microphones
Haley 3034PTZ with 6 microphones
Haley 3174PTZ with 6 microphones
Biggen 005add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Broun 238add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Broun 239add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
Cary 1393 Shure MX 910 microphones and PTZ
Chem 1345 Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Chem 1515 Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Corley 307PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 155PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 255PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 254PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 354PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 355PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 358PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 157PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 156PTZ with 6 microphones
Davis 256PTZ with 6 microphones
Dudley B65 Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Foy 2588 Shure MX 910 with DSP audio only
FORWI 2217PTZ with 8 microphones
FORWI 1221PTZ with 6 microphones
FORWI 1223PTZ with 6 microphones
FUNCH 246upgrade audio DSP room had capture capability
FUNCH 362PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
FUNCH 243PTZ with 4 hanging mics
GOODW 229PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
GOODW 227PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Lowder 113A9 Shure MX 910 and DSP audio only
Lowder 125A7 Shure MX 910 and DSP
Lowder 0055 Shure MX 910 and DSP
Lowder 0195 Shure MX 910 and DSP
Lowder 1105 Shure MX 910 and DSP
Lowder 1295 Shure MX 910 and DSP
Miller 230PTZ with 8 ceiling mics
Miller 207PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Miller 223PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Miller 201PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Miller 226PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Overton Aud6 Shure MX 910 with DSP audio only
Overton 101Audio, camera and switching upgrade
Overton 140Audio, camera and switching upgrade
Overton 255Audio, camera and switching upgrade
Rouse 112add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
SCA 1018 Shure MX 910 with DSP audio only
SCC 115add 8 ceiling microphones and DSP
SCC 118PTZ with 8 ceiling mics
SPIDL 220PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
STACT 231PTZ with 8 ceiling mics
STACT 241PTZ with 8 ceiing mics
Upchurch 203PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Tiger 111PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Talon 119PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Aubie 137PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Broun 306PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Broun 125PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Broun 102PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Broun 107PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Broun 113PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Broun 235PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Comer 303PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Comer 311PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Comer 307PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Dudley 401PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Dudley 402PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Forwi 1224PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Forwi 1207PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Forwi 1219PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Forwi 1216PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Foy 246audio and switching upgrades
Foy 213PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Funch 243PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 0015aPTZ with 8 hanging mics
Haley 1212PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 1218PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 1414PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 1435PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 1454PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2011PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2116PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2123PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2124PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2196PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2204PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2206PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2212PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2213PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2222PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2224PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2226PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2228PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2306PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2312PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2324PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2326PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2328PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2332PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2334PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2346PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2406PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2414PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2435PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2438PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2442PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2454PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2456PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2461PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2462PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2467PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 2468PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3104PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3124PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3150PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3182PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3187PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3196PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3204PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3212PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3218PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3224PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3226PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3228PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3238PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3242PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3304PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3307PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3309PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3318PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3324PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3326PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3328PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3330PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3332PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3334PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Haley 3353PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Kinesi 126PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Kinesi 136PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Kinesi 145PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Lowder 009PTZ and switching upgrades
Lowder 124PTZ and switching upgrades
Nichols 2PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Nichols 101Classroom upgrade with PTZ and ceiling microphones
Ramsay 314PTZ with 4 hanging mics
SADC 317PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
SADC 319PTZ with 6 ceiling mics
Shelby 4 ClassPTZ with 8 ceiling mics
Spidle 226PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Spidle 318PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Spidle 386BPTZ with 4 hanging mics
STACT 247PTZ with 4 hanging mics
STACT 249PTZ with 4 hanging mics
STACT 253PTZ with 4 hanging mics
STACT 257PTZ with 8 ceiling mics
THACH 202PTZ with 4 hanging mics
Wallace 114PTZ with 4 hanging mics
ParkerPTZ with 4 hanging mics
Comer 207Complete room upgrade with PTZ and Shure Ceiling microphones
Brown Kopelcontrol room added for enhance Classroom capture
Shelby 3210Classroom upgrade with Capture (Facilities remodel)
Shelby 3129Classroom upgrade with Capture
Spidle KitchenCart for capture with Mon, comp. and PTZ camera
AirportBoardroom upgrades with Zoom
Concrete TestingConference Room with PTZ and room audio
Lowder 2nd Floor3 Conference Rooms with PTZ and Shure Array Microphone
WalkerCAPP Lab with Capture
Feed MillClassroom upgrade, PTZ and ceiling microphones

Zoom Offers More than Videoconferencing: How to Engage Students this Term

Zoom has afforded us all with the opportunity to see and speak with students, other faculty, friends, and family when we are otherwise unable to meet in person. The videoconferencing that Zoom allows is only a portion of the possibilities for engaging hyflex and synchronous teaching and learning. Ready to know more? The following strategies for using Zoom, enhancing student interaction, and increasing engagement can enhance your online presence this term.

Getting Started with Zoom

If you have never used Zoom before, you will need to set up an account and customize preferred settings. Step-by-step information is available from Zoom on how to set up your Zoom account.

Upon opening Zoom, you will begin at the home screen. The home screen includes icons for starting a new meeting as a host, joining a meeting that someone else will host, as well as settings that can be adjusted according to need.

Screenshot, Zoom login home

Video Conferencing Considerations

  • Lighting – lighting is best when it is consistent without too much brightness directly in front of you (it will cast shadows) or directly behind you (it will overshadow your appearance). “Creating and Delivering Online Presentations” includes suggestions for lighting and overall appearance as well as visual examples of effective versus ineffective or inappropriate practices.
  • Camera position – If you are going to use a particular space in the room, it is helpful to make that space the focus of the camera view. Think about whether you will use other areas of the room that are not in the immediate view of this position and consider how you could change the setup so that all useable areas are in sight at all times for students attending via Zoom.
  • Sound – quiet spaces are optimal as background noises make it difficult to hear the speaker. Additionally, participants should keep their microphones on “mute” until needing to speak to reduce background noises from their locations. Also consider that in a hybrid classroom environment, the actions of the in-person students, such as shifting through papers or eating, can be heard by and add distractors to those in the remote environment.
  • Background – Selecting “New Meeting” will open your camera view to show you what others can see of you and your space. It is recommended that you do this before starting a new session in order to check your lighting or unintentional items that could be in your background. You can also position your camera to optimize the viewing area of things such as a whiteboard or other screen that you may want remote participants to see. Additionally, from the home screen, you can select “settings” and choose a saved image or downloaded image to function as the background. Zoom has an official guide on how to change your background.

Engaging all Students, Flex and Synchronous Learning

Once your Zoom account is customized to your preferences and your environment is set there are several options beyond a video lecture to help keep everyone engaged; whether virtual, in-person, or both.

Setting Clear Expectations

Deciding how and when you would like for participants to interact in a virtual or hybrid course is just as important as when teaching solely in-person. Setting clear expectations from the start supports effective practices and will help to create a more interactive stress-free experience for all. Consider setting requirements for students to have their cameras on to facilitate better face-to-face interaction. Policies for students staying muted until it is their turn to speak and how they will signal that they need to speak, or if they should type their comments and questions first in the chat section. A dedicated section to Zoom and online expectations in your syllabus informs students when viewing materials in Canvas and reminds you to discuss these expectations in your first class meeting.

Assigning a Cohost

Teacher’s Assistants can be great assets to a blended learning environment too. TA’s can support management of lessons in many ways, including responding to chat and adding additional course resources as needs arrive throughout the session. Once signed into your Zoom account, select the “settings” icon. From “settings” under the “meetings” tab there is “co-host” option. If the status toggle present is gray, you should be able to click it to turn it blue and activate the co-host account setting. Having trouble choosing this option? There is a prerequisite for this function that your Zoom account must be an administrator account. If you are still having difficulty enabling this feature consider the Zoom help link or contact Biggio Tech for support.

Managing Participants

Screenshot, More dropdown

Managing participants allows use to set the expectation for video interaction as well as to facilitate a way for students to communicate feedback without interrupting your lesson or the speaker. For example, on the bottom toolbar of the meeting main screen, choose “participants”. There, you can communicate with any of the participants using the icons at the bottom of the window; yes, no, go slower, go faster, or an emoji when selecting “more”.

Also, under the “participants” icon, select “more” to manage interactions. This menu enables you to lock the meeting after you have started teaching, require that participants’ display names are their account names, or remove the option for participants to unmute themselves if needed for a presentation or space without disruption. Participants would still be able to communicate with the “chat” feature if enabled.

Chat

Screenshot, More dropdown

Chat can be enabled for participants to communicate with everyone in the meeting, or only select options such as the host, or no one at all if administering a quick check-in or quiz. The chat feature also allows ready sharing of files in the moment. The chat function is a great feature for questioning dialogue during lessons, such as real time questions from students in the classroom setting or virtual environment. Enabling a “Co-host” provides for an extra person to monitor conversations and questions without disrupting the lecture. The cohost can then interject when they feel appropriate to the lesson and responses can be both discussed as well as typed into the chat section thanks to their help.

Chats can also be saved, allowing for all participants to review the information at their convenience. Zoom provides guidance on saving chat dialogue.

Share Screen

Screen sharing is a great way to show participants your view or specific items that may need their attention. From the toolbar, the icon “share screen” will project onto participant computers anything that you want them to view. For example, you may choose to share your entire desktop allowing participants to see everything that you see and do on your computer, an interactive whiteboard similar to a classroom whiteboard only virtual, or specific files. The “basic”, “advanced” and “files” tabs at the top of the menu help you to choose what you would like to share.

The small carrot next to the words “share screen” will pull up an advanced menu allowing you to customize who may share their screen and how many participants may share at a time. This is a wonderful feature for collaborative presentations or allowing students to explain their thinking when sharing.

Screenshot, Share Screen dialog box

 

Polling

Polling can be set up ahead of time (recommended) and used for multiple course sessions. Selecting “polling” from the toolbar will open a small popup with any polls created under your Zoom account. Selecting “add a question” or “edit” will open a new tab in your internet browser allowing you to create polling questions. If you already know of some questions you would like to ask participants, you can set up polls unique to each anticipated class session. Or, create a quick poll during class—participants wouldn’t see you doing so unless you were sharing your screen.
Once the poll is created, close the tab, and go back to your Zoom session main menu. Select “polling” and choose whichever poll needed for the current session, then “launch poll”. You will be able to see how many participants chose each answer choice.

Screenshot, Zoom Polling

Breakout Rooms

Breakout rooms are the virtual version of in-person small groups. A breakout room moves participants to another Zoom space to interact with one another and then will bring them back to your main meeting session after a designated amount of time.
Screenshot, Breakout Rooms settings

Suggestions for breakout room policies and facilitation:

  • Before assigning groups to a breakout room, provide a clear task for completion and post this task in the chat
  • Avoid assigning more than one expectation for group completion per breakout session. Shorter more frequent discussions are better than a long list of work and an unspecified amount of time
  • Choose roles for students before the breakout session so that once in the group it is clear who should be completing what task. Some common roles include: a timekeeper who keeps collaboration on-task by being mindful of limits; a recordkeeper who records thinking by members of the group and helps to refer back to previous thoughts; a spokesperson who will synthesize and share out the outcome(s) of the task to whole group upon return to the main session

Accessibility

Be sure to select closed captioning, transcription, and record Zoom sessions so that all students can view the materials at their own pace and need level.

Automatic Zoom to Panopto

Recording Zoom sessions has many advantages for faculty and students. Students attending classes remotely in other countries, for example, can view a full class session at a later time and date as though they had attended live. Unforeseen circumstances preventing class participation do not then also prohibit students from obtaining the lesson materials and faculty unable to host a live session can post a pre-recorded lesson instead. Fully recorded class sessions are also great tools for meeting the unique ability needs of every student and for additionally study resources. For more information about how to automatically transfer Zoom recordings to Panopto, we provide a help guide.

Additional Considerations

  • Set a warm and welcoming tone –avoid language that is harsh or negative: ex: use “we” statements instead of “you” statements. State your expectations clearly but avoid threats. For example, “Late work will not be tolerated under any circumstances” might be better stated as, “Each assignment builds on the next so late work will not be accepted.”
  • Be present and engaging –always include “Feel free to contact me with any questions” along with a link to your preferred method of communication (i.e. email, phone number, or Zoom scheduler) in every announcement and email you send.
  • Establish consistency. Students drop online courses because of feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. Keep this potential frustration and anxiety in mind every step of the way as you build and facilitate your course.
  • Start with an ice breaker or student introduction forum. Encourage students to upload a picture or avatar. You do the same–set the example and model what you want them to do. Ask students list their concerns and any helpful hints they have about success in previous online courses. Provide personal responses to each student’s post.
  • Redundancy is GOOD –provide important information in more than one place.

Want to Know More?

While blended and online instruction can be challenging there are many great resources available to make the experience smooth and successful for all participants. Select the following links for more tips on building greater engagement in your courses this semester.

Tips & Tricks: Teachers Educating on Zoom

Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption

How to Overcome Classroom Zoom Fatigue

25 Ways to Make Your Zoom Meetings Awesome!

Ten easy tips for better Zoom meetings

This site is here to help you most effectively use Zoom as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

Tips and Tricks for a Great Zoom Class or Meeting

Video Conferencing with Zoom: Online Course Tips & Ideas

Zoom Cloud Storage and Retention

In 2020, Zoom has become an indispensable tool in Higher Ed during the COVID pandemic. However, Auburn University does not have unlimited Zoom cloud storage. Due to this limitation, in order to provide access to the temporary storage space for everyone during the semester, we are encouraging you to download your recordings or remove what is not needed.

We are currently over our allotment for cloud storage. Thankfully, Zoom allows recording, but we must make changes to get under the allotted space. To maintain equitable access to everyone at Auburn, we will enable a 6-month retention policy. Recordings older than 180 days will be automatically moved to the trash in your account. This is not a permanent deletion! It will stay in the trash for up to 30 days, if you need to recover and save your session for any reason. You will receive a notification from Zoom 7 days before your files will be permanently deleted from Trash.

Auburn’s video distribution platform is Panopto, which has unlimited storage, as well as student-friendly features not available in Zoom. Panopto allows students to watch at .5x-2x speed, create time-stamped notes, as well as providing you analytics and insights on how often and how long your students are watching the recordings. Finally, Panopto will “adaptive stream” the video so that each student will get the highest possible video quality for their available bandwidth.

Restoring Deleted Zoom Sessions

If you have recordings moved to the trash, you may restore them within 30 days. However, we still recommend moving them to Panopto for long term storage.

  1. In your Zoom Cloud Recordings if sessions have been deleted you will see the trash hyperlink.
  2. Click on your trash hyperlink and from there you will have access to the current deleted Zoom sessions.
  3. Screenshot, Select Trash

     

  4. Next to each session there will be an option to recover or delete, click recover, and it will move it back to your cloud recording tab where you will be able to download and save to your computer.
  5. Screenshot, Select Recover

Panopto-Zoom Integration

To help make this transition easier, we’re rolling out a new integration between Panopto and Zoom! This integration will automatically copy any Zoom recording into a set destination folder within Panopto. You can set your class recordings to automatically be uploaded to the Canvas-Panopto folder.

We have a guide on this integration online. Since this is a new integration, we ask to send any and all feedback to biggiotech@auburn.edu.

Uploading Zoom Recordings to Panopto

If you prefer to choose when/what videos are uploaded to Panopto, then you can manually upload each recording to Panopto for long-term access during and after the semester’s end. To do so, log in to your Panopto account, from there you will be able to access the Create drop-down menu and upload your Zoom recordings and organize them by class in your folders section.

 

Screenshot, Select Create then Upload Media

Saving Zoom Sessions

If you prefer to have a local copy, you may download any video for storage.

  1. After logging into your Zoom, click recordings on the left.
  2. Choose the Cloud Recordings tab then you will be able to download individual recordings and save them to a different location.
  3. Screenshot, Select

     

    Screenshot, Select

Zoom Updates for September

Zoom has updated their client with some useful features available now to faculty and students. Highlights include new and improved accessibility options, an assigned virtual seating chart, and more! Check out the links below for more information:

4 New Zoom Features Educators Can Use to Enhance Virtual Teaching & Learning

Zoom’s new update also includes new filter options and lighting.

In order to take advantage of the new “Let participants choose room” breakout room feature, follow the steps below:

  1. Select your picture in the top right in the Zoom client, then choose “Check for Updates” from the drop down.
    Step 1 - Update Zoom
  2. Launch a meeting and select “Breakout Rooms” – you can now select to allow any participant on the 5.3 or later client to select their own room.
    Step 2 - Assigning Breakout Rooms