Getting Started with the Zoom Conferencing program

Are you interested in using Zoom but haven’t signed up for our many sessions this semester?

There is a wonderful opportunity to attend Zoom for Instruction, which uses Zoom for classroom instruction and explains its integration with Canvas.  This coming Monday NIGHT, 6-7 pm.

Are you interested in learning how to use Zoom in the office setting? Office hours? Student advising? Department meetings? There is a session on Feb 4, 10-11 am.

Sign up now!

Are you a DIYer and want to try Zoom on your own? Please use the following guide as a resource: Zoom Conference Quick Guide 

Formative Assessment Ideas

The link (below) takes you to a favorite educational resource, Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning”. The article contains an audio recording from a podcast she hosts regularly. The article also has links to twenty different formative assessment programs. Some of them require a subscription but all enable the user to try it for free for a trial period. There is also a training session offered by the Academic Technology Training Team which explains how to use some of the programs and provides ideas for their application in the classroom. Coming soon!!

Project Based Learning versus Assigning a Project

“Doing a Project” vs. Project Based Learning –Check out the following article which describes the difference between assigning a project, which culminates the end of the course learning, and PBL (project based learning), which is an ongoing instruction and learning process. PBLs capture real-world issues, challenges, problems and encourage students to work collaboratively to design, plan and address them. Students are highly challenged to use critical thinking skills, developing their thinking processes for the future.

Learn About the Zoom Conferencing Program!

There are many training opportunities available for the start of the new semester and new year.

“Zoom for Instruction” focuses on Zoom’s integration with Canvas courses. Topics include recording sessions and posting them in the Studio, creating virtual office hours, instructional features, basic settings and ADA features. (Jan 13, 24)

“Zoom for Meetings” focuses on the application of Zoom when creating meetings, setting up virtual office hours, recording meetings. Topics include basic setup, recording sessions, sending invitations to attendees, ADA features and much more.  (Jan 21, 27)

“Zoom Special Features” demonstrates the additional features within the Zoom conference program. Topics include creating and delivering polls within a presentation, video playback, breakout rooms for groups and individuals and ADA features. (Jan 23)