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
- Course request form
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
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
- Media Device 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).
Panopto offers a comprehensive suite of tools that empower educators and students alike to create, manage, share, and engage with video content seamlessly. With Panopto, you can effortlessly record lectures, tutorials, and presentations, making them accessible for your students to review at their own pace.
You can login to your Panopto with your SJSU account for full access, click here to learn more about Panopto.
- Accessible tools
- Adobe Express
- Free software available for Faculty
Free software is available for SJSU faculty to download, like Microsoft Office, Adobe …etc. (link)
Qualtrics is a web-based, user-friendly survey tool. You can use it for research, collaboration, evaluation, etc.
A quick-started video