We know there are a few different ways to teach a class, and that some of them might be new for you. These methods include face to face teaching, exclusively online, or a blend of both. At the Center for Teaching and Learning, we want to help you be successful with any method you are asked to use.
All Class Types Virtual Office Hours
As the landscape of education changes, sometimes you have to offer office hours virtually for your students. There are a variety of video conversation tools available to you; the ones we recommend at Southeast are Skype for Business (available to all Southeast faculty and students), Google Duo, and Zoom.
Providing Content to Students
If you’re using PowerPoint or Google Slides to deliver your lecture and you would like to add notes to the presentation for students to access later, both programs can easily accommodate.
Microsoft Sway can help you organize lectures in a highly visual way. Every faculty member at Southeast has access to Microsoft Sway in Office 365.
Our recommended interactive whiteboard and screen casting tool is Educreations. You can record and replay your voice, handwriting and drawings (including drawing on top of everything with the drawing tool).
If you need your students to create and share presentations, they also need access to tools and resources to complete that assignment. Students have the same access to Office 365 as faculty, and they are also able to use PowerPoint and OneDrive.
PowerPoint presentations may be created and submitted via email or Canvas. Voiceover is possible depending upon ability and internet access.
Presentations can be created and uploaded to OneDrive and the link shared with your SEMO email.
Outside of Microsoft 365 programs, we also recommend Google Slides, where a slide deck may be created and submitted via email or Canvas (a Google account is required).
Should a presentation need a video format, Adobe Spark is a free app that will allow the student to narrate a presentation and submit in video form.
In addition to the online resources for presentations and lectures, blended courses have more needs. We recommend Zoom, Nearpod, and OneDrive as tools to help you conduct your blended course. For Zoom and Nearpod licenses, contact IT.
Other Delivery Methods
If Hyflex seems confusing, or you would just like a better set of tools to help teach a Hyflex course, this course on Canvas can help to give you those resources.
ITV is teaching synchronously via telecom link to the regional campuses. Training for using ITV is coordinated by IT and a full program is offered each semester.
Face to Face
If you are teaching a face to face class, you must be sure to have a syllabus uploaded and available to students in Canvas. Bloom’s Taxonomy is also a good resource outlining the levels of intellectual behavior important to learning.