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Article Last Updated September 2020 PLEASE NOTE: eClassLive (Adobe Connect) will be decommissioned on January 3rd 2021 [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.php?/News/NewsItem/View/188/adobe-connect-eclasslive-decommissioning]. Instructors for the Fall ...
Article Last Updated August 2020 PLEASE NOTE: Pre-recording lectures and providing them through eClass is one of the recommended strategies as part of the U of A's shift to online courses [https://www.ualberta.ca/covid-19/instructors/teaching-during-tim...
Article Last Updated August 2020 Zoom is currently available for use to all Faculty and Staff at the UofA. If a Zoom account is required by a Staff or Faculty member who does not want to access Zoom via eClass, please contact us at eclass@ualberta.ca to...
Article Last Updated March 2020 Zoom is a synchronous presentation tool that allows instructors to use video, audio, and screen sharing to interact with students. This article describes the steps instructors will need to follow to get started and use th...
Article Last Updated August 2020 This article outlines the preparation and practices students need to follow to access Zoom meetings. GETTING STARTED * Users will need to download the Zoom DESKTOP SOFTWARE OR MOBILE APP [HTTPS://ZOOM.US/DOWNLOAD] ...
Article Last Updated August 2020 UPDATE: THE STREAM2 EXTERNAL TOOL WAS REMOVED FROM THE ACTIVITY CHOOSER ON AUGUST 22, 2020. VIDEOS CAN STILL BE RECORDED OR UPLOADED THROUGH THE ECLASS EDITOR [HTTP://SUPPORT.CTL.UALBERTA.CA/INDEX.PHP?/KNOWLEDGEBASE/ARTI...
Article Last Updated August 2020 This article outlines recommended steps instructors should follow to ensure their online meetings are secure. The Zoom integration in eClass provides a very strong overall security mechanism but listed below are some add...
Article Last Updated July 2020 This article lists the current known issues, technical problems, and workarounds with Zoom online meetings. Any wider issues with the service are reported live on Zoom's server status page [https://status.zoom.us/]. Zoom...
Article Last Updated March 2020 This article describes best practices for using Zoom safely and effectively. The list was compiled by educational developers at the Centre for Teaching and Learning and the most recent version of these recommendations is ...
Article Last Updated May 2020 This article describes how instructors can use the Stream2 Media suite to upload or record media into their course to allow students to easily access video content. Stream2 is an integrated cloud service that stores media f...
Article Last Updated June 2020 Google Meet [https://meet.google.com/] is a synchronous platform designed for live online video meetings with multiple users. This application is offered as a part of the U of A's google suite so is easily available to all...
Article Last Updated June 2020 This article describes how to set up digital office hours using Google Calendar and Meet. The process creates calendar appointment blocks and allows students to select to join specific time slots to meet via videoconferenc...
Article Last Updated March 2020 This article outlines how instructors can adjust their Zoom meeting preferences to suit their particular needs. It is recommended that instructors consult CTL's zoom usage guidelines [http://support.ctl.ualberta.ca/index.p...
Article Last Updated October 2020 Zoom meetings can be recorded for students to review after the meeting if they could not attend in person. This functionality can also be used to pre-record lectures to flip lectures and deliver them asynchronously. Bef...
Article Last Updated September 2020 This article outlines how instructors can access their Zoom meetings outside of eClass by signing in directly to the Zoom web portal. Instructors could need to do this to enable some features not possible within the e...
Article Last Updated August 2020 The University Covid Response Team is recommending [https://www.ualberta.ca/services/health-centre/coronavirus-info/teaching-during-times-of-disruption/shifting-your-classes-online.html] that instructors who are new to d...
Article Last Updated September 2020 Meeting hosts can pre-assign participants to breakout rooms to streamline class collaboration and discussion. Note that the process to pre-assign students into is subject to the following conditions: NEW IN SEPTEMBE...
Article Last Updated August 2020 UPDATE: THE STREAM2 EXTERNAL TOOL WAS REMOVED FROM THE ACTIVITY CHOOSER ON AUGUST 22, 2020. VIDEOS CAN STILL BE RECORDED OR UPLOADED THROUGH THE ECLASS EDITOR [HTTP://SUPPORT.CTL.UALBERTA.CA/INDEX.PHP?/KNOWLEDGEBASE/ARTI...
Article Last Updated March 2020 This article lists the current known issues and technical problems in Stream2 that are currently under investigation or have already been reported to the vendor for repairs. ISSUE SUMMARY KNOWN WORKAROUNDS It is ...
Article Last Updated May 2020 This article describes how instructors can use Google Jamboard though the UAlberta google tools suite. Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard for capturing and sharing ideas. The platform features intelligent handwrit...
Article Last Updated June 2020 Instructors can provide closed captioning in their Zoom meeting where a designated person (often provided through the Accessibility Resources team [https://www.ualberta.ca/current-students/accessibility-resources/index.htm...
Article Last Updated June 2020 This article describes how to set up digital office hours using Google Calendar and Zoom. The process creates calendar appointment blocks and allows students to select to join specific time slots to meet via videoconferenc...
Article Last Updated August 2020 This article describes how instructors can take videos they have already uploaded to YouTube and easily embed them in an eClass course. For an overview of how to upload videos to YouTube, please view this CTL Webinette [...
Article Last Updated March 2020 This article lists the current known issues, technical problems, and workarounds with Google Meet online meetings. In addition to the U of A specific issues listed below, Google maintains up-to-date support resources for:...