Online Teaching Resources for CAS Faculty
CETCI is Here to Help
The CETCI team is available, so please reach out to them if you need help! You are not bothering them — they've been expecting this, and are prepared for your calls and emails. Whether you need a quick answer or a big brainstorming session, they're ready to talk with you.
To get in touch with them, you can email them individually: Al Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tatiana Piatanova (email@example.com), or Robbie Pock (firstname.lastname@example.org) or simply send a message to email@example.com at any time to set up an appointment. Due to social distancing, they will not have face-to-face office hours. However, they are always available by e-mail or Zoom, so please reach out to them over e-mail to set up an appointment.
- Remember the 10-minute Rule: if you are struggling to make something work or figure something out for longer than 10 minutes, you’re in diminishing returns, so just email CETCI.
- Practice with them! It is a good idea to practice using new technology tools before you try them with students. Let us know if you want to practice using Zoom or another tool/technique.
Use Zoom Like a Pro - NEWS FOR ZOOM USERS!
All Pacific University faculty and students now automatically have access to a Zoom Pro license (so you get all the bells and whistles) when you go to pacificu.zoom.us. Visit our Zoom resources page for a full menu of Zoom tutorials or take a look at our YouTube tutorial for help on setting up your Pacific Zoom account. UIS has also a great help document on accessing Pacific’s Zoom account.
Be aware of "ZoomBombing" and how to prevent it
ZoomBombing is a new form of trolling in which a person who is not an invited participant to a Zoom meeting enters the gathering and attempts to disrupt it in ways that are often offensive.
For more information, check out:
- Zoombombing Attacks Disrupt Classes (Inside Higher Ed.)
- How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (Zoom.us blog)
- Zoombombing Resources (University of Southern California)
Tips for Teaching
- CETCI's Tools and Tips for Online Teaching continues to be updated, so consider bookmarking it and checking back in regularly. If you haven’t bookmarked their Moodle tutorials yet, they recommend you do so that those resources will be handy.
- Lots of good resources are being shared online. Here are a few CETCI thinks are particularly useful:
Faculty willing and able to help you as you move classes online
|Ian Besse||Moodle, Zoom|
|Lauren Chan||Moodle and Explain Everything (for use with iPads)|
|Andy Dawes||Moodle, Zoom|
|Katie Dolphin||Moodle, Zoom|
|Jennifer Hardacker||Moodle, Google Meet, YouTube|
|Phil Ruder||(by appointment)|
|Donald Schweitzer||(by appointment)|