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Platforms for live stream and recording lectures:
Zoom licenses (preferred platform):
- How to obtain a license:Please email email@example.com using your GH email address and provide your course code. Do not use your personal Zoom accounts due to potential security issues. Note: all students must register for a free Zoom account using their University of Guelph or Guelph Humber email addressin order to attend your Zoom lectures.
- Zoom must be integrated into your CourseLink, do not email meeting links to students. To integrate Zoom into your course see page 1 of Zoom integration document.
- If you are new to Zoom or need a refresher, here are some resources from Guelph OpenEd.
- Record your lectures to the Zoom Cloud and it will automatically appear in your CourseLink Zoom tab
Want to use Microsoft Teams? We encourage both you and your students download the desktop/ mobile app rather than using the browser version Download it here and Watch training videos here. If you encounter any issues, please contact CCS IThelp@uoguelph.ca
Prefer Virtual Classroom? Watch full instructional video here.
If you prefer to record your lecture and have students watch them instead of a live session, use any of the above platforms to record, or use Panopto to record, store, and share videos:
- Record your PowerPoints and audio: instructions for PC instructions for Mac
- If you’ve already recorded your video file on another platform, you can upload your files to Panopto and share the link on CourseLink.
- You can also add in YouTube clips<, multiple choice questions, resource links and auto closed captioning to your video.
For more details visit https://www.guelphhumber.ca/acts/software-and-hardware#panopto
For remote delivered courses, faculty have the choice of using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Virtual Classroom (tool within CourseLink), and/ or WebEx for live stream lectures. For pre-recorded lectures, you may use any of these tools or use Panopto to capture your webcam video and PowerPoint/shared screen.
For in-person and hyflex, all classrooms are now equipped with a webcam and built-in mic. For ease of use, you are encouraged to use Zoom or Teams for live streaming, recording, and inviting virtual guest speakers. Watch the playlist of videos below to become familiar with the equipment available to you in the classroom.
New to using CourseLink or need a refresher?
Check out the videos before for a quick overview of the different tools
Fun discussion boards:
Flipgrid: a free video sharing tool that engages learners in discussions through short video and podcast creation (up to 10 minutes). The layout is similar to social media platforms where students post videos in response to a question you’ve posed, and others can comment on their video. Encourages discussion among peers by allowing learners to respond to each other through video, audio or text. Your students will need to use their GH email address to record their videos. Create your educator account by clicking here https://auth.flipgrid.com/educator and selecting Microsoft Login and enter your GH email and password. Watch this video to get started and then share your flipgrid board link in CourseLink for your students to access.
Padlet: If you have guest speakers, alumni, or mentors external to GH who are working you’re your students on projects, Padlet may be for you! You can make up to 3 free boards. Watch this video to get started and then share your padlet board in CourseLink for your students and send the link to guests to access. Students do not need to login to participate in the board, but encourage them to write their name somewhere in the post if you are grading their responses.
Mentimeter: create multiple choice polls, open-ended responses, word clouds and more. Watch this video to get started and then share your mentimeter poll link or code during your live sessions. You will need to register for an account https://www.mentimeter.com/
Qualtrics: Perfect tool for surveys, presentation grading, and collecting data for research projects. Visit https://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/working-data/data-collection-surveys and login using your GH credentials. Need help getting started? Book an appointment here: https://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/using-library/book-appointments/working-data
Slido: Want something similar to mentimeter without limitation? Try Slido
- Go to https://www.slido.com/
- Click Login
- Login with Webex
- Type in your GH email address. If it doesn’t work, try your Guelph credential @guelphhumber.ca
- Login using your GH credentials
If you run into login issues contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*New Quizzes Accommodations tool!
Guelph OpenEd has launched a new accommodations tool that allows instructors to set additional time on quizzes for individual students without having to manually add time on each quiz. Click here for instructions
Also new to the Quizzes tool, you have the option of conducting live remote invigilation. This feature leverages a video conferencing system (Zoom, MS Teams, etc.) and allows instructors to proctor students in real-time during online exams, tests, and quizzes.
Supporting You Throughout Your Semester
All webinars will be recorded and are available here:
Consultation for remote and hyflex delivery
Training and support for classroom equipment (in-person and hyflex classroom delivery)
CourseLink Support for you and your students (includes setting up tools, grading, quiz issues)
email@example.com , Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 56939
Toll Free: 1-866-275-1478
Obtaining Zoom license
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 56939 Toll Free: 1-866-275-1478
Have a virtual event and need support?
Library resources and support
Installing software, forgot passwords/ logins
Email email@example.com , request maybe forwarded to Humber Panopto team to provide further technical support or training
If you would like to book a consultation or have any other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Faculty must get a Zoom Pro license from OpenEd, please email email@example.com with your name, GH email address, and course code. The Zoom meeting must be integrated into CourseLink. See instructions.
Ask students to contact CourseLink support first (see above for contact information). If CourseLink is unable to assist, have students contact the instructor, who will then reach out to their Program Head to determine next steps.
On a computer/ laptop with a built-in microphone, you can use the PowerPoint voiceover function to guide students through the slide deck. Once built, the PowerPoint slide deck can be uploaded to CourseLink. Click here for instructions.
- Go to “Content”
- Under “Table of Contents”, click on Add a module and type in a title for your content
- Click on the Upload/Create button, then select “create a link”
- Type in a title and insert the link from your ShareDrive
Try one of the following tools. All options allow you to share your screen, captures your audio, option for webcam video, and can record your lectures for students to view later on
- Virtual Classroom is a tool built into CourseLink and you can live stream, present, and record the session. You will need to add it to your Navigation Bar:
- Go to the end of the right side of the bar and select “…”
- Then select “Edit This NavBar”
- Click on “Add Links”
- Find “Virtual Classroom”
- Now that is in your Navigation bar, you can use the tool. Test it out with a short recording which you can delete, before live streaming to your students.
- Click on the red button with the white + sign at the bottom right corner
- Fill out the information
- When you are ready, click Save.
- Key features: Record sessions, share desktop, upload presentations, annotation tool, and polling
- For students: Here are instructions for your students on how to join virtual classroom If you recorded your session, it will be available after it is configured as a downloadable package for students. Depending on the length and size of the file, it can take a few hours to appear in the recorded section. Students can then download and watch it on repeat.
- Zoom is a web-conferencing tool available to instructors for meeting virtually with larger courses, of up to 300 students, and is supported by OpenEd
- Microsoft Teams. Teams can be used for your course to live stream with your students. You can have up to 4 webcam videos at once and share documents. See Microsoft Teams quick guide for main features.
- WebEx. You will need to set up the webex through your credentials so that you have instructor authority to set up and navigate the meeting. Use your University of Guelph-Humber email address as the login ID and Humber (N#) password to log into mymeeting.humber.ca. For more information on how to set up your WebEx meeting, please visit WebEx (Quick Reference Guide) You would email the link generated from the meeting to students and post it in Announcements on CourseLink
Post any emails you send to students on Announcements in CourseLink so they can view past communication and the most recent updates
Set up a Q & A discussion forum in CourseLink for general questions. This can help reduce the number of emails with the same question. Once set up, send an email and post in Announcements to post general questions in the forum
The CourseLink Video Assignments tool can be used by students to record or upload video-based assignments, including group assignments
As part of CourseLink Quizzes, there is a tool called Respondus LockDown Browser & Monitor to support the invigilation requirements of final exams that are delivered via the Quizzes tool in CourseLink. The software locks the browser on students' computers, captures video during the student’s exam using their webcam (this is an optional feature), and then allows the course instructor to review the video when the exam is finished.
- On the navbar, click Quizzes.
- On the Manage Quizzes page, click New Quiz.
- In the General area, fill in your quiz details.
- In the Quiz Questions area, click Add/Edit Questions.
- To create a new question, from the New button, select the type of question you want to add. Enter the question details and click Save.
- Repeat the previous steps until you have added all your quiz questions.
- Click Done Editing Questions.
In the Properties tab of quiz editing mode, in the Quiz Questions area, do any of the following:
- Specify the number of Questions per page.
- Select the Prevent moving backwards through pages check box.
Select the Shuffle order of questions at the quiz level check box. To discourage cheating in quizzes, you can shuffle the order of all questions in quizzes or specific groups of questions (sections) in quizzes. For example, you could shuffle questions 1-10 in a quiz, or shuffle questions 3-10 (grouping those questions into a section) and retain the order of questions 1-2 at the start of the quiz. When a quiz contains shuffled questions, each learner receives a quiz with a unique question order.
Note: Shuffling the order of questions at the quiz level also shuffles the order of all sections in the quiz.
In the Optional Advanced Properties area, do any of the following:
- Select the Allow hints check box.
- Select the Disable right click check box.
- Select the Disable instant messages and alerts check box.
- In the Notification Email field, enter an email where notifications will be sent.
- Click Save.
To reduce potential accessibility barriers in their course materials, view this resource from Open Ed: https://opened.uoguelph.ca/student-resources/resources/Accessibility_and_Course_Materials-2.pdf
Teams allows for auto live closed captioning. The student can turn this feature on. Visit this site https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-live-captions-in-a-teams-meeting-4be2d304-f675-4b57-8347-cbd000a21260
For Zoom, there’s no live closed captioning but a transcript can be generated from Cloud Recorded videos. Select “Record to the Cloud” when starting your Zoom recording.
How to record using the cloud:
How to auto-transcribe cloud recordings:
Try out Panopto.
The University of Guelph-Humber follows the policy and standards outlined by the University of Guelph.
Instead of writing on the whiteboard, you can now write or draw on paper or do a demo that can be projected to projection screen. You can use this with Zoom/Teams or without it!
There are document cameras in select classrooms. If you want to request one for your classroom, please email the day and time to Gene Carney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for arrangements.
Watch the videos below:
You can use the monitor like a whiteboard with the use of a stylus pen and an annotation tool! Both Virtual Class and Zoom have annotation tools built in.
Epic Pen is another annotation software available in every classroom which can be used in conjunction with all remote conferencing applications including Teams.
- Once logged in, double-click the myApps icon from the Desktop.
- Once open, use the search bar in the top right corner to search for Epic Pen.
- Launch Epic Pen. It will take a minute to install and load.
- Once the program has opened, the toolbar will appear on the desktop.
- You can expand or shrink the toolbar by clicking on the Eye icon.
- Log into your hyflex environment (Zoom, Teams, or Virtual Classroom).
- When sharing screen, choose to share the whole screen and NOT a specific window.
- Remember to save annotations by using the Screenshot tool from the toolbar in Epic Pen.
Click on the pen icon to drag the toolbar anywhere on the screen
Click on the Eye icon to shrink or expand the toolbar
Switch out of drawing mode to use cursor functions
Draw tool works best with a stylus pen. Choose between pencil, highlighter or textfield
Use the shape tool to draw lines, circles, rectangles and arrows
Erase previous annotations or drawings use the Eraser tool
Change the thickness of your draw tool
Undo most recent interaction
Clear screen of ALL notations
Whiteboard / Blackboard
Save selected annotations to the Desktop
Open Menu for advanced settings or to close Epic Pen
Choose the colour for your drawings from the Pallet