Information Technology Services

Online Learning Resources

The following resources are available to support online learning.

Resources

  • Moodle – The Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) allows you to post course materials, perform assessments and much more. The Moodle app is available for mobile devices if a computer is not available to end users.
  • Google Meet – Meet is part of Google G-Suite for Education and provides the ability to interact/chat with a group of users using video, audio, text, and screen sharing. You can provide a single link for a series of Meets on your Moodle page. Session recording is now available. Users without internet can call in to participate over audio. The Meet app is available for mobile devices if a computer is not available to end users.
  • Lecture Capture and Delivery – We can currently support lecture capture and delivery through a couple of methods. You have the ability to record videos with your webcam/microphone on your computer through tools in Google Meet. Videos recorded with Google Meet can be embedded in Moodle. We also have a space available in the DMC (SAC 117) specifically for recording lectures and on-screen writing with our Jamboard.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - College employees and students can download, install, and use Adobe Creative Cloud applications free of charge from now through May 31st on either personal or college-owned computers. This includes popular applications like Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere. We’ve experienced connection issues with Adobe servers in testing (and these files are large), but the installations have worked eventually in most of our test cases. We would recommend downloading single apps at a time that are necessary for your work.
  • Specialized Software Delivery - Titles including Maple and SPSS can be delivered through a web browser to off campus devices using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) .  Talk to ITS if you have software you would like to see added.
  • Phone Twinning - Your office extension can be twinned with a personal land line or mobile device.  This allows your incoming calls to ring directly to an off campus phone.  The service may be turned on and off through the portal. 
  • IT Support - ITS is able to provide web based remote support for internet connected personal or college owned devices on or off campus. 
  • Inside Higher Ed - Tips for moving a course to an online environment - https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2020/03/11/practical-advice-instructors-faced-abrupt-move-online-teaching-opinion

Recommended Actions

  • Set up your Moodle courses - Sign into Moodle, load basic course materials to enable online instruction. Prepare to have students upload assignments to Moodle instead of turning in paper copies.
  • Enable desk phone twinning – This can be done through a help desk request.
  • Attend Training - Make use of available training for Moodle, lecture capture/delivery, and video conferencing tools. 

Training

ITS is offering a number of training opportunities to demonstrate how to leverage the resources mentioned above. We will post those training events here as we schedule them.

Saturday March 14, Dow L1
10:00 AM Google Meet
1:00 PM Online Teaching Q & A
3:00 PM Moodle Basics
Sunday March 15, Dow L1
1:00 PM Google Meet with Q & A
Monday March 16, Dow L1
10:00 AM Drop In Q & A
2:00 PM Drop In Q & A
Tuesday March 17, Dow L1
10:00 AM Drop In Q & A
2:00 PM Drop In Q & A