- Editor's Pick
- Software Access for UGrads & Computer Labs
- Canvas & Tools
- Assessments & Exams
- Student Engagement
- Recordings & Media
- UMN Guidelines for Online Teaching and Design (eBook)
- Online Teaching and Design Program (self-paced)
Templates & Worksheets
- Semester Course Prep (infographic)
- Course Map Plan
- Online Syllabus
- Tools Privacy and Accessibility Statements
- Communication Plan
- Assessment Plan
- Online Course Evaluation Guidelines
To share with students
- Online Learning Tips
- Learning Online 101, a self-enroll, self-paced Canvas site for students. Students earn a badge completing this course.
- The 7 Core Skills and the Foundations Training
- Course Sites (coming Spring 2021)
- Web Conferencing (coming Spring 2021)
Also, not to miss
S150/160 Computer Lab use
These computer labs offer lecture space and several small rooms with Thin Clients. See this document for S150/160 Computer Lab use during the pandemic.
S121 Computer Lab
The S121 computer lab provides about 70 Thin Client workstations. For S121 use and reservations see Astra (University room scheduling system).
Need SPSS or other software for your students?
Windows Terminal Server (WTS) allows students to use software like SPSS and others. Instructors can request WTS access for their entire semester course. Contact [email protected] for such a request.
AppsToGo is the name for the University of Minnesota's application delivery infrastructure. It is an application delivery service that allows you to run software without having to install it on your computer. Once you are set up with the necessary software, you can sign in to AppsToGo to use virtualized software applications, called Apps.
- Canvas Instructor Guide
- How to use the Canvas Rich Text Content Editor [5:01]
- CLA Canvas Course Template (Spr 21)
- For students: View Feedback on Assignments
- Work with Grade Posting Policies in the Canvas Gradebook
- End of semester: Prepare and Submit Grades to Faculty Center/PeopleSoft
For instruction, Zoom is used for synchronous lectures and discussions, as well as office hours. Host a Zoom Meeting within Canvas
Tips: Facilitating Student Engagement in Synchronous Zoom Sessions
Mediaspace is a video hosting platform integrate in Canvas; Kaltura is a tool for lecture recordings and media uploads.
This video provides all you have to know to get started with recordings for teaching. For details: Use Kaltura Capture
VoiceThread is a Canvas integrated tool and allows asynchronous video, audio, and text discussions. Lecturers can use VoiceThread for slide-by-slide lecture recordings or presentations. Check out the "New Assignment" features with a new assigment workflow and examples to use VoiceThread for assignments.
FlipGrid is a Canvas integrated platform for ansynchronous video discussions and submissions.
Academic Integrity Tools
Proctorio, Respondus, and Turnitin are Academic Integrity Tools (see Assessments & Exams tab).
Digital Course Pack
Resources to Assist in Planning Assessments
... and rethinking and reimagining assessment in your upcoming courses:
- Guidance for Instructors: Online Assessments and e-Proctoring
- Do I Need to Use Online Monitoring or Proctoring?
- Create Online Assessments
- Classroom Assessment Techniques - CATs (Iowa State)
- Classroom Assessment/Activity Techniques - CATs (CEI, UMN)
The following academic integrity tools are integrated in Canvas:
- Turnitin, plagmarism checker
(Attention: Due dates and late assignment dates are handled differently in Canvas and Turnitin.)
- Proctorio, eProctoring tool
This Proctorio Sandbox allows instructors to experience Proctorio in Student and in Teacher roles. Self-enroll, self-pace.
Considerations for international students: International Access For Proctored Online Exams.
Proctorio Directions for Student to use in Canvas (template)
- Respondus, lockdown browser
- Preparing to teach first week of an Online Class (Slides)
- Concrete Ideas for Building Community and Making Online Learning More Engaging
- CEI Teaching Resources
- Social Annotation
Google Docs and Hypothes.is are tools used for social annotation. Hypothes.is is an annotation web-based annotations tools to collaborate and work in groups. CLA is piloting the Canvas integration (if you are interested joining the pilot, contact [email protected]).
- Google Jamboard for synchronous (Zoom) and asynchronous use, to create and share collaborative whiteboards. The Ultimate Guide to Google Jamboard for ideas how to use this tool.
- Asynchronous Video/Audio Discussion
For some ideas on how to use these tools, here an EduCause article: Asynchronous Video Conversations: 11 Tips and Best Practices
Use Groups in Canvas for Collaboration (Self-Help Guide)
The University provides a variety of recording tools, media hosting platforms, and media repositories. Contact [email protected] to discuss the best tool for your recording and media needs.
Video Recording Tools
This Comparison of Video Recording Tools provides an overview of available options.
Kaltura and Mediaspace
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching and learning purposes, well-integrated in Canvas. This cloud-based system automatically optimizes video files for viewing on any device, includes strong accessibility workflows, powerful search functions, and deep analytics about who is watching videos and for how long.
- How to create a Kaltura assignment in Canvas
- Canvas: Add Media Using Kaltura with the Rich Content Editor
- Canvas: Add Kaltura Videos to Media Galleries
Kaltura Mediaspace serves as a video repository. With the retirement of MediaMill and MediaMagnat, Mediaspace it the platform to host instructional videos. Mediaspace allows organizing media via channels and playlists. Media can easily be shared and used for collaboration.