Center for Teaching and Learning
Assistance for Transitioning Teaching, Advising, and Tutoring to a remote delivery Format
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Need one-On-One assistance/Advice now that you are teaching remotely?
Whatever the issue (Sakai, video, testing), we’ll help you troubleshoot. Sign up for a 1:1 “Zoom-in” with CTL at the following link: https://calendly.com/lrenning/30min
Zoom Safety – Stay Safe Physically and Virtually!
- Securing Your Zoom Meetings (webinar)
- Zoom: How to Keep Out unwanted Guests
- ZoomBombing Resources
- Short YouTube on Zoombombing Prevention
If you do not want to do a full certification course, but simply need help transitioning your classes to a remote delivery format due to the Covid19 crisis, here are some great resources. Remember that quality online teaching is more than just moving materials to the learning management system. But, it also doesn’t have to be incredibly stressful, either:
Helpful Links – Teaching:
Option 1: Zoom
- Contact Rich Lanham for a free Zoom account: firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-876-5059. Or, you can go to zoom.us and click “Sign Up, It’s Free”. There you are asked to create an account. Or, you can use Google or Facebook to login.
- Log into Zoom – most computers have a nice built-in microphone but you can also use a phone for audio
- Schedule a meeting (host a meeting)
- Make sure to “share” the screen you want shared (PowerPoint, word doc, etc.)
- Make sure to click “record” if you want to upload your lecture/presentation to Sakai for later viewing
- End meeting
- Once finished, stop the recording and save the file to your computer. (Recording will take a few minutes to process)
- Upload the mp3 or mp4 recording file to your OneDrive account (you already have this on microsoft 365 here at Shepherd) or YouTube (you can make a private YouTube account)
- Copy the link to your Resources area in Sakai
- Note: Basic Zoom accounts allow for 100 participants and 40 minutes of presentation time. Contact Rich Lanham or email@example.com if you absolutely require a “pro-license” which gives you unlimited time. A webcam is not necessary to use Zoom. If you decide to purchase one, however, please purchase the Logitech c920 or c922: Webcam Requirements
- Here are links to two Zoom training videos featuring faculty member Ben Bankhurst: Zoom Training Video; Zoom Training Video 2020
- Here is a detailed PowerPoint on Zoom: ZOOM March 13 Bankhurst
- Here is a link to a video showing you how to upload a Zoom recording to OneDrive and post on Sakai: Upload Zoom to OneDrive
- Here is a link to a quick and dirty Zoom tutorial: https://mobile.twitter.com/dannagal/status/1237474786844041217
Option 2: PowerPoint with Voice-Over
- Take your PowerPoint slides and add your voice to them. Most versions of PowerPoint have this option built right in. Here is a quick tutorial: Add voice to PowerPoint
Option 3: MeetingSpace
- MeetingSpace is a module on Tutor.com that works just like Zoom but does not allow for recording. You need to have Tutor.com in your Sakai site in order to use this platform: Quick Guide to Using MeetSpace.
We ask that advisors make every effort to connect with students during the advising period: March 25 – April 8. You can utilize Zoom or Meeting Space. Communicating about schedules and other issues via email or phone is also acceptable. Advisors can make use of all tools on RAIL such as the transcripts and degree evaluations. Most forms are online: https://www.shepherd.edu/aac-students/advising-forms and https://www.shepherd.edu/registrar/registrar-forms. The student pin codes will still be sent to campus mailboxes although email options are being explored via the Registrar’s office. The faculty and staff in the Advising Assistance Center are on-hand to assist and can be reached at: 304-876-5317; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Option 1: Remote Tutors – Tutor.com
- Where? Access via SAKAI account.
How? Connect to a professional tutor on demand any time.
What classes? The following classes have a “tutor.com” tool on the left bar in Sakai.
Option 2: Shepherd Peer Tutors – WConline
- Where? Access via Wconline account and schedule an appointment with a Shepherd peer tutor.
How? At the time of your scheduled session simply click on your appointment in WConline and it will take you to a whiteboard and chat room. This platform has videocamera and microphone capabilities. Screenshots for navigating the platform can be found here.
What classes? Many core courses as well as writing tutoring.
Option 3: Shepherd Peer WRITING tutor – SHEPOwl
- Where? Access via your SAKAI account.
How? Upload your paper for a tutor to review. Here is a link to the tutorial.
What classes? Any classes that require papers.
Remember that not all students have easily available access to technology. Be patient and lenient as much as you can with your students. And, be patient with yourselves and your colleagues. This is new territory for all of us and many are anxious. It’s okay. See our team below? We are anxious too. But, chin up! You got this! We got this!
Greetings! I’m Laura Renninger, Dean of the Ruth Scarborough Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning here at Shepherd University. Thank you for taking a moment to visit our site.
In 2009, we established a “Learning Commons” here at Shepherd – in essence, a one-stop shop where students can find assistance with writing, study skills, advising, the effective use of technology, and tutoring in any subject ranging from mathematics to foreign languages to music. And, a one-stop shop where teachers can find pedagogical and technological classroom resources and exchange ideas with colleagues; a place where excitement about learning permeates every corner, every hallway, and every room. The Scarborough Library, the “intellectual heart of the campus,” has provided us with the perfect spot.
Our mission to support teaching excellence and to foster learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom continues to flourish. In one centralized location one can now find all of the following resources and support programs: Academic Support, Instructional Technology, Assessment of Student Learning, Common Reading Information, the First-Year Experience (FYEX) Program, Faculty Development Workshops, New Faculty Mentoring, Academic Advisement Information, the Center for Teaching & Learning Library, the TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound Programs, and Career Services.
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