Instructional Design Tutorials
Are you looking for tips or quick started guide for Canvas, Zoom, remote exam methods, and teaching tools for your classes? You are welcome to explore the College of Engineering Instructional Design tutorials, videos, and resources. Questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Canvas Learning Management System is a cloud-based system with user friendly features. San Jose State University faculty use Canvas to present course materials, communicate with students, add assignments and quizzes, grade students' quizzes, and guide students to create a collaborative learning community.
Please first review the fundamental features & communication resources. These resources below can help you create an effective Canvas course.
- How to download the Canvas Course Template: This template was designed by CoE faculty. You can download it via Canvas Commons to your practice course and modify it to meet your teaching needs
- Canvas Login: Login to your Canvas account with your SJSU ID and Password
- A frequently asked questions (FAQ) list
- Supported browsers requirements
- Canvas Instructor Guide
Fundamental features of Canvas LMS
- How to use Inbox Message: Find out how to send out a message to your students
- How to change Home Page layout: When your students access your Canvas course, they will see your homepage immediately. Therefore, it’s important to choose or design your homepage.
- How to make Announcements
- How to start a Discussion topic
Course material organization tools
- How to create Modules: You will organize your course materials on Modules weekly, topics, or sessions, etc.
- How to create assignment groups and add an assignment
Exam and grading tools
- How to add a Teacher Assistant to your Canvas course
- How to manage grading schemes
- How to setup and publish a quiz
- How to view Gradebook (basic)
- How to assign students extra time on Quiz
Copy a course content to another course
- Free software available for Faculty
Free software is available for SJSU faculty to download, like Microsoft Office, Adobe …etc. (link)
Zoom is a web conferencing tool. SJSU faculty use it for teaching synchronous remote classes and hosting virtual office hours. When you host a Zoom meeting, you can 1) share your desktop, video, or whiteboard, 2) assign students into breakout rooms for them to collaborate and to work with peers in a small group, 3) use polling to post questions and check out students' understanding on your lecture topics, etc.
Video Tutorials Links
- How to use Zoom Whiteboard (document)
- Zoom: Self-Selected Breakout Room (produced on 10/3/2020)
- How to pre-assign breakout room using CSV file (produced on 8/11/2020)
- How to create Recurring Meetings (produced on 8/5/2020)
- How to use an iphone to annotate the whiteboard (produced on 7/20/2020)
- How to record and set up breakout room in the Zoom class
- How to schedule and host a meeting
- How to managing participants panel
- How to sharing content
- How to connect audio conference
- In-meeting teaching guide: It is designed for new Zoom users to facilitate Zoom meeting immediately. (8/22/2020 revision)
- Setup tips: security setting and in-meeting control (8/22/2020)
- Meetings set up example (8/16/2020)
Strategies optimized for your teaching needs
- Zoom: Self-Selected Breakout Room (produced on 10/3/2020)
- Breakout Room: How to pre-set breakout rooms (video tutorial) (Zoom site resource) (8/23/2020)
- How to set up breakout room during the meeting (video tutorial) (Zoom site resources)
- Polling: How to use Polling to check out student's understanding in your remote classroom
- How to disable the recording download option? Instruction: click "Recordings" tab < find your recording and click the "Share" button < disable the "video can download" option < Save (An animated .gif listed below. 8/16/2020 )
- Equipment Tutorials
- Exam and Proctoring
Screen recording software
- Canvas Studio
Canvas Studio is one of screen recording application. It is integrated with Canvas.You can record your computer screen, add an existing file from your computer, or add a YouTube video in Canvas Stuido.
Camtasia is a screen recording software. You can use it to record your computer screen and produce lecture videos. In addition, the videos can be utilized as an alternative learn method to enhance student learning. The video tutorials below can guide you to create a professional-looking and amazing video production!
How to get started?
- Make a Camtasia software request
- Check out the video tutorials and video tips listed below
- Review the Camtasia Checklist [pdf]
Please ensure that you include closed captions on your recording video. If you need captioning support, please visit the Center of Faculty Development (Link).
- How to record video with Camtasia within 7 minutes
- How to edit Camtasia audio
- How to add a quiz
- How to add table of contents
- How to upload my Camtasia file to Youtube
- Recording with Samson XPD1 Lavelier and Camtasia
Quick Tips for recordings
- Plan and determine your recording topics before recording a lecture.
- Script an audio narration script before recording.
- Keep your video short for the purpose of keeping audience attention span.
- Use headsets for better audio quality, and it can remove the background noise.
- Speak at an appropriate speed which combined with fast, slow, and medium speed in order to make your lecture videos clearer.
- Stay focused on your topics, and it can prevent audience from feel disengaged with the topics.
- Ensure including closed captioning.
- Use table of contents while editing your recordings (as needed).
Qualtrics is a web-based, user-friendly survey tool. You can use it for research, collaboration, evaluation, etc.
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Virtual Lab tool
"Labster incorporates pedagogical techniques proven to facilitate better understanding of theoretical information, including recall based learning, visual learning, active learning, gamification & storytelling."
"Labster provides students with a virtual version of the lab practical to use beforehand, teaching them the techniques, skills, processes, protocols and underlying theory. Students can learn from trial and error in the virtual lab before reaching the physical lab."
With Labster virtual labs’s course packages and 150+ simulations, students can obtain a remote suitable hands-on training or practice anywhere, anytime. Questions? Please contact email@example.com for more information.
How to add Labster simulations to your Canvas course
Resources- Labster [link]- Simulations [link]- Advice and Questions [link]- Score calculation [link]- Accessibility [link] color-blindness, keyboard navigation, screen-reader, character diversity.- Open and Play Labster Simulations in Accessibility Mode [link]- Whitepaper [link] e.g. Why Educators Use Labster Virtual Labs-Student resources [link]
- Add Labster Dashboard your course navigation menu
- Import the Common Cartridge file to your course [link]
- Publish an assignment. Once the import has been completed, the simulations will be shown under the Assignment section.