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Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Teaching Scenarios

For Fall 2020, ITS supports the following teaching scenarios. Many of these scenarios can be combined. For example, synchronous class sessions can be supplemented with pre-recorded lectures. 

Three teaching scenarios:

  1. Hybrid Teaching for Large Classes
  2. Hybrid Teaching for Small Classes and Seminars
  3. Fully Remote Teaching

Classroom Setup:

Other useful links:

Classroom Setup for Spring 2021

 

  • New for Spring 2021:
  • Improved audience audio pickup in the Gittis classrooms
  • Ability to send the secondary display to the Side projector in Gittis classrooms, S280, Fitts Auditorium and S147. This allows you to have the Zoom “Gallery View” on the 32” display on the teaching table and on the side projector screen for your in-person students to see the remote students. See guide here.

Classroom PC dual displays: Each classroom PC has a main display; ITS has added a secondary display. The secondary display is setup in “Extended Mode,” so you can have notes and other content on this display that will not show on the projector. If you send the PC to the classroom projector, your content on the main display will be duplicated on the projector. 

Zoom: If you open Zoom on the classroom PC, the Zoom controls will show on the main display, and participant video will show on the secondary display. By default, your remote students will be displayed on a grid on the secondary display. To display the remote participants on the projector, drag the window from the secondary display to the main display and send the class PC to the projector.

Microphone: Instructor’s voice will be recorded/broadcast from the podium microphone. Instructor should stand behind the podium and speak into the podium mic. The wireless microphone is not needed.

Wacom Tablet: Classroom PCs are equipped with Wacom Tablets to use as a digital whiteboard.

Laptop: Laptops are not supported for classroom use. The classroom PC is fully supportable remotely, and is connected to the classroom camera and audio system to facilitate Zoom and Panopto livestreams.

Hybrid Teaching for Large Classes

Recommended for large in-person classes with some remote students, e.g., 1L in-person classes

  • Instructor: in classroom
  • Students: some remote, some in classroom
  • Interaction with remote students: Remote students watch a one-way feed of the video/audio from the classroom and any content on the classroom PC. There is a 30-60 second delay. Chat option is available on Canvas for remote students to communicate with class.
  • How do instructors initiate the recording/livestream? Livestreams will be automatically scheduled for some classes. If you would like to turn off the livestreaming for a class session for some reason (e.g., class is canceled), you may do so through the Media Requests page on your Canvas site.
  • What steps do Instructors need to take while teaching?
    • Instructors use the classroom PC to display Powerpoint or other documents on the classroom large displays/projectors as usual.
    • If instructor wants to view Chat, they can open the Chat window on the second PC monitor.
  • Whiteboard:
    • Faculty using the whiteboard should be mindful that the whiteboards may be difficult for remote students to read.
    • If you are a heavy whiteboard user, you may want to consider using a digital whiteboard solution.
  • How do remote students access the remote class? Remote students navigate to the Canvas site for the class. Click on “Panopto Recordings” page to view livestream; Click on “Chat” to open the chat tool. 
  • Considerations:
    • Livestream starts automatically. Instructor does not have to connect to Zoom call. 
    • Remote students open the Chat tool on the Canvas site from their location
    • Remote students cannot be “on-call.”
    • Remote students watch on a 30-60 second delay, so their questions may be out of step with the lecture. Consider taking regular breaks to answer any questions from remote students.
    • Discussion and Q&A work best with established class norms.

 

Hybrid Teaching for Small Classes and Seminars

Recommended for small classes and seminars in which instructor is present in classroom

  • Instructor: in classroom
  • Students: some remote, some in classroom
  • Interaction with remote students: Remote students connect to the “Zoom Course” call posted to Canvas. Instructor/TA connects to the same Zoom call from the classroom PC. Remote students see a live feed of audio/video from the classroom. Instructor shares content using “Share Screen” in Zoom. Remote students can share their video and audio, and share their screen. Instructor can see remote students in a grid.
  • How do instructors initiate the zoom call? Instructor or TA navigates to the course Canvas site on the class PC. Click on “Instructor Zoom Course” to start zoom call. By default, the remote students will appear on the 2nd display attached to the classroom PC.
  • What steps do Instructors need to take while teaching?
    • Log into the class PC with lawkey credentials or click on”Guest”
    • Open Canvas and click on “Instructor Zoom Course” to connect to the course Zoom call
    • By default, the remote students will appear as a grid on the on the 2nd monitor of the classroom PC.
    • Instructors use the classroom PC to display slides or other material on classroom large displays/projectors as usual. See here for instructions on sending the PC screen to the projector. Gittis and Silverman rooms
    • If you want to show the grid of remote students on the projector screen, you can drag the Zoom window from the 2nd monitor onto the main monitor.
  • Whiteboard:

    • Faculty using the whiteboard should be mindful that the whiteboards may be difficult for remote students to read.
    • If you are a heavy whiteboard user, you may want to consider using a digital whiteboard solution.
  • How do remote students access the Zoom call? Remote students navigate to the course Canvas site and click on “Student Zoom Course.” Students see a live audio/video feed of the classroom. Instructor can “Share Screen” to send Powerpoint or other documents over the Zoom call. 
  • Considerations: 
    • Instructors can see/hear all of the remote students.
    • Students can ask questions and converse as if they were physically present.
    • The class PC must be connected to the Zoom call.
    • If instructor is showing powerpoint, they must click “Share Screen” in Zoom for the remote students to view.
    • If remote students are giving presentations, they need to made into a Co-Host on the Zoom call
    • Discussion and Q&A work best with established class norms.

Fully Remote Teaching

  • Instructor: remote
  • Students: remote

Fully remote classes may be conducted fully synchronously using scheduled class time, or by combining synchronous and asynchronous instruction equivalent to the full amount of scheduled weekly class time. All classes are expected to incorporate a substantial synchronous component.

  • Remote synchronous teaching options
    • Synchronous class sessions with Zoom:
      • Instructors and Students connect to the “Zoom Course” call posted to Canvas. This call is automatically recorded. Instructor can share their video/audio and share their screen. Students can share their video/audio, and share their screen if the instructor makes them a Co-Host. The Instructor/TA manages additional features like Chat and Breakout Rooms.
    • How do instructors initiate the zoom call? Instructor navigates to the course Canvas site on their computer and clicks on “Instructor Zoom Course” to start zoom call. 
    • How do remote students access the Zoom call? Remote students navigate to the course Canvas site and click on “Student Zoom Course.”
    • Whiteboard: Instructors use digital whiteboard
    • Small-group work: Instructors can set up Breakout Rooms to facilitate smaller group work. 
    • Considerations: 
  • Remote Asynchronous Teaching options
    • Interaction with Students: Pre-record lectures with Panopto. Pre-record interviews with Zoom. Upload documents to Canvas.
    • Whiteboard: Instructors use Digital Whiteboard
    • How do instructors post recordings and other materials? 
    • Considerations:
      • Students can watch on their own time
      • Recorded content may be substituted for some synchronous class time
      • This is a good option for lecture-based content or conversations with guest speakers; supplement with synchronous class discussions and Q&A
      • Be sure to communicate to students any expectations about when recorded content should be viewed

         

Enhancements

Many additional tools will work across multiple scenarios. 

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