Instructor Resources for Remote Teaching

Please read the Getting Started section before proceeding

Note: For using Ross computers at home, see the Recommendations for staff page.

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Teaching a class from Ross and all students attending remotely

ActivityMethodsLocation
You want to hold a class or review session with all students present via video conferencing:Using Zoom Video Conferencing  If you already have a Zoom License (Personal or Ross): Please Do Not sign up for a University license. If you do, you risk losing any courses, meetings, stored items, or settings you already have in your license of Zoom Please Do Not use Zoom to share PHI (Personal Health Information) or other sensitive data at this time Please keep using the Zoom license you have Please contact RossITSupport@umich.edu. We will assist you in transitioning to a University license. If you don’t have a Zoom License: You can access the ITS Zoom information You can contact RossITSupport@umich.edu for assistance installing Zoom and for training Getting Started with Zoom: Install the Zoom app for the best experience Getting started with Zoom Download and install the Zoom app (5-10 minutes) Login with Google using your University of Michigan account to create a new Zoom account Create a New Meeting or Schedule a Meeting (can be recurring) For Scheduled meetings use the Google Calendar option Choose your UM Google account to allow access to Zoom Grant Zoom permission and allow Zoom will automatically add your meeting to your calendar with all meeting information, e.g., meeting ID, password, web link and pone number For New Meetings not automatically added to your calendar, create the meeting and using the info icon in the upper left corner of the Zoom app you can get the meeting ID, password and meeting URLAt Ross shared Live to Anywhere

Teaching a class with you remote and students all attending remotely

ActivityMethodsLocation
You want to hold a class or review session.  You are remote, with all students present via video conferencing:Using Zoom Video Conferencing  If you already have a Zoom License (Personal or Ross): Please Do Not sign up for a University license. If you do, you risk losing any courses, meetings, stored items, or settings you already have in your license of Zoom Please Do Not use Zoom to share PHI (Personal Health Information) or other sensitive data at this time Please keep using the Zoom license you have Please contact RossITSupport@umich.edu. We will assist you in transitioning to a University license. If you don’t have a Zoom License: You can access the ITS Zoom information You can contact RossITSupport@umich.edu for assistance installing Zoom and for training Getting Started with Zoom: Install the Zoom app for the best experience Getting started with Zoom Download and install the Zoom app (5-10 minutes) Login with Google using your University of Michigan account to create a new Zoom account Create a New Meeting or Schedule a Meeting (can be recurring) For Scheduled meetings use the Google Calendar option Choose your UM Google account to allow access to Zoom Grant Zoom permission and allow Zoom will automatically add your meeting to your calendar with all meeting information, e.g., meeting ID, password, web link and pone number For New Meetings not automatically added to your calendar, create the meeting and using the info icon in the upper left corner of the Zoom app you can get the meeting ID, password and meeting URLAnywhere

Recording a lecture with you in the classroom for distribution later

ActivityMethodsLocation
You want to record a lecture from a classroom and share it with students at a later time from Canvas:Please use the classroom at your regularly scheduled time and record via Zoom Web Conferencing.   At Ross shared to Anywhere

Holding Office Hours or discussions remotely 

ActivityMethodsLocation
You want to schedule Office Hours or a discussion and share it with students via a  link in Canvas:Schedule Office Hours via Zoom. Video conferencing with Zoom allows for medium and small size courses to meet virtually. Tools include: chat, whiteboard, screen sharing, annotation tool, breakout rooms, file sharing. Install the Zoom app for the best experience Refer to our Quick Reference Guide Creating a Repeating Meeting in Zoom Canvas Tools Canvas Discussions allow students and instructors to hold a virtual class discussion from various remote locations. (best for asynchronous discussion)
Canvas Discussions How to Information Canvas Chat allows students and instructors to hold a real-time class discussion from various remote locations. (best for synchronous discussion) ​Canvas Chat How to Information Additional Notes: How to add your Zoom link to Canvas Getting Started with Zoom
Anywhere

Web/Video Conference Solutions

U-M ITS VIDEOCONFERENCING TOOL COMPARISON

Product SupportHost a MeetingTips for hosting a meetingJoin a MeetingTips for joining a meeting
Zoom:Zoom Product SupportHost a Zoom MeetingReview how to host a Zoom Meeting for instructions on hosting a Zoom meeting.Join a Zoom MeetingEnter the Meeting ID provided to you from the meeting organizer
Google Meet:Google Meet SupportHost a Google MeetGetting Started with Google MeetJoin a Google MeetClick on Google Meet URL (link) from email or Canvas link.
Webex:Webex Product SupportHost a Webex Meeting
(license needed)
Ensure you have the Webex app installed on your device first. If you do not have the app installed, consult this page to download and install the Webex Desktop App.

How to start a Webex Meeting
Join a Webex MeetingClick on the meeting invite link from your Calendar app.

Screen Capture/Recording Solutions

Product SupportTips for screen recordingSave screen recordingTips for sharing screen recordings
Camtasia:Camtasia Product SupportRecord the screen and audioSave Camtasia screen recordingsHow to post Camtasia screen recordings
Kaltura:Kaltura Product SupportCapture and Recording OptionsSave Kaltura screen recordingsHow to post Kaltura screen recordings

Teaching and Student Engagement

How to Communicate with Students Online via canvas

Announcements:Communicate timely information with students in your class using the Announcements tool in Canvas. Use this tool to send a written message, record and upload a video, and attach files or include links.
Classroom discussion:Use the Discussions tool in Canvas to allow students to interact and learn from each other online while facilitating the conversation.
Remote office hours:For real-time interactions with your students, consider using the Chat tool in Canvas or scheduling meetings using Zoom. These tools are useful for scheduled office hours or quick Q&A sessions.
Email:If you need to email all of your students, and you don’t want to use Canvas, you can get a list of email addresses for all of your students in Wolverine Access.
General tips for communicating effectively with students online:If you plan to use Canvas tools to communicate with your students, make sure your course is published. Be consistent with the digital tool selected for online communications, and be sure to post this information in a prominent location, such as the Syllabus page in Canvas. Set expectations for how students should engage in online communication, including how they should contact the instructor. Set expectations with students for how quickly the instructor will respond to online communication.

How to provide Online Assessments within canvas

Assessments:If you need to collect written assignments, use the assignments tool in Canvas to create a place for students to submit their work. Make sure that you indicate the assignment will be submitted online, and choose the “file upload” option for the submission type.
Quizzes:If you need to administer an online quiz, use the Quiz tool in Canvas. For low-stakes assessment, consider allowing multiple attempts, not including a time limit, and allowing students to see their quiz responses.
Exams:If you need to administer a high-stakes exam, use the Quiz tool in Canvas and consider shuffling the answer options, using a strict time limit, hiding student quiz responses, and using question groups.
General tips for conducting online assessments:Consider providing extra time on quizzes and exams to students who ask for accommodations in using technology. See instructions for granting extra time to assessments in Canvas.

How Students attend class Remotely

Attend class remotely:If you need to attend class remotely, check with your instructor. You may be asked to join lectures in real time via Zoom or in Canvas.
University software:Most software provided in the Campus Computing Sites can also be accessed from personal or university devices using Virtual Sites or Apps Anywhere.
General tips for learning and studying remotely:Download the Canvas app to view class materials and participate online from your mobile device. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Last Updated on April 11, 2022