Just-in-Time Alternatives for Face-to-Face Teaching
What if an emergency happens in Auburn and the University is closed? Or if half the students are absent due to sickness or weather? Will this affect teaching and learning at Auburn University? How can we accommodate these inconveniences without derailing our whole teaching schedule?
By leveraging instructional technology available at Auburn, faculty can create just-in-time in-class alternatives for students. These alternatives may be recorded lectures students can watch at home, virtual office hours, or online exams.
Lecture Capture with Panopto
Panopto allows you the option to record video, capture your presentation (such as PowerPoint files), and share this content out with your students through your Canvas course. During flu season, Panopto can be utilized to close the gap between the material you want to cover and the material you can cover. Panopto can also be used if you’re attending a conference but want your students to have the lecture for that week.
- How to Integrate Panopto with Canvas
- Create an assignment folder to allow student uploads to Panopto
Virtual Office Hours with Zoom
Stuck off campus and unable to offer your usual office hours? Consider moving those office hours online, where students can remotely join a video session and ask questions. Offering your office hours through your Canvas course via Zoom is a powerful way to stay in touch with students. Once integrated, your Zoom link within your course will launch Zoom and connect students with your personal meeting session. These Zoom meetings offer functionality such as shared screen, breakout rooms, and chat.
Offering Exams Online through Canvas
If disruptions to your class time will impact your testing, you may wish to offer your exams online. For essay questions, written exams and other types of long-form testing where you will be grading against a rubric, you can create these as Assignments. Canvas can also be used to create computer-graded assessments, by creating a Quiz.
Canvas offers a variety of settings for adjusting how your quiz is delivered. You have the option to allow multiple attempts, restrict quiz time, choose if and when the student will see correct answers, and choose how the quiz will be delivered, such as restricting the quiz to the Respondus Lockdown Browser.
When designing an online assessment, you will want to consider adjusting the types of questions you ask to account for online delivery. For example, since a non-proctored online exam is effectively “open book”, short answer and essay questions can be a better way of assessing student understanding, compared to true/false questions that can be easily searched. For both quizzes and assignments, you will have the option of leaving feedback comments. In addition, for submitted assignments, you can use Speed Grader to annotate the student’s work, leaving targeted feedback and helpful notes.
Last modified: February 23, 2018