Category: continuity2020

“Uncertainty is a bandwidth stealer”* (Teaching Tip)

Uncertainty strains our mental, physical, and emotional resources. Much like scheduled Canvas, Webex, and Zoom maintenance updates, there are steps that we can take to help our students (and ourselves) feel a bit more certain. I do not know about you, but I am stressed. Stressed about the well-being of my parents in a Covid-19 … Continue reading “Uncertainty is a bandwidth stealer”* (Teaching Tip)

A workaround for the disruptive trolling act known as “Zoombombing”

Some Zoom users are experiencing what is being called ‘Zoombombing,’ in which non-students join your Zoom session for the sole purpose of disrupting class. Zoom workaround To address this problem, Zoom has recommendations for avoiding Zoombombing. CELT has compiled a page of Best Practices to Prevent Zoombombing. Webex workaround Zoombombing would also be possible if … Continue reading A workaround for the disruptive trolling act known as “Zoombombing”

Finding success, FAQs & Canvas basics (Teaching Tip)

This teaching tip includes answers to the most frequently asked instructor questions as well as Canvas basics for those new to ISU’s learning management system (LMS) Canvas. In addition, we want to share how faculty are finding success while delivering content online: ISU news highlighted Steve Butler (Mathematics), Raluca Iancu (Art and Visual Culture) in … Continue reading Finding success, FAQs & Canvas basics (Teaching Tip)

Ready, Set…Here we go online! (CELT Teaching Tip)

As we move to the online environment for teaching and learning, follow these fundamental principles: Keep it Simple Don’t try to create a whole online course now. While commercial and non-commercial companies are flooding your inboxes, now is not the time to try to learn and implement more technology than you and your students need. … Continue reading Ready, Set…Here we go online! (CELT Teaching Tip)

Student Accommodations During a Disruption

To find out how best to help our students with disabilities during a disruption, review ISU’s Student Accessibility Service’s Message Regarding COVID-19 page. We understand that the shift from a face-to-face to a virtual course, may not automatically include all the access needs for every student. Nevertheless, the Office of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is … Continue reading Student Accommodations During a Disruption

Getting Started with Virtual Education in Webex

Webex is hosting webinars (2x/daily) for instructors or instructional designers. Begin by following the steps on the Webex resource page (MyCanvas Teacher) along with reviewing is the Webex for Higher Education Toolkit Webinar: Getting Started with Virtual Education Are you new to teaching virtually and need help getting started? Join this session on ramping up … Continue reading Getting Started with Virtual Education in Webex

Steps to Begin Course Continuity in Response to COVID-19

ISU will be delivering course content online for March 23-April 3, 2020 (for official information, see the ISU COVID-19 Updates and resources site). The CELT Course Continuity in Response to COVID-19 page will provide instructors with some actions to take when making that shift quickly. To make the course run smoothly during times of emergency, focus on … Continue reading Steps to Begin Course Continuity in Response to COVID-19