Panopto Screen Recording
Tips for Planning and Recording Instructional Videos
Schedule a live training with iclicker (select UCSB from the drop down).
Nectir Chat/Instant Message
Gradescope Assignments and Exams
Eli Review (Write-Learn) Peer Review
Collaborative Google Docs
Get students to think and work together before, during, or after class.
Ideas for Alternatives to Labs
- JoVE Video Journal (through UCSB Library and CDL)
- Online Resources for Science Laboratories (POD) – Remote Teaching (an extensive list in spreadsheet format)
- Foundational concepts and techniques in Biotechnology
- Merlot Collection of Virtual Laboratories
- Interactive Simulations for Science and Math
- Virtual Reality Organic Chemistry Lab Experiences
Alternatives to Videoconferencing
Synchronous, low-bandwidth alternatives:
- Pre-record the non-interactive part of the session and share it with students in advance. Discuss, synchronously, through:
- Text and image-based chat so you can exchange files (Nectir, Slack)
- Host a video conference with audio-only, to work on a shared document (e.g. Google Doc) or whiteboard (e.g. Jamboard or Google Slides).
- Self-guided workshop of various interactive tools (UCSB access only)
- Discussion forums that build community and get students to engage with each other in critical thinking. Suggested practices for discussion forums are on the Preparing to Teach Online workshop in GauchoSpace.
- Use collaborative blogs, online documents, and whiteboards that allow students to contribute to and create content.
Teaching with Limited Bandwidth
If you experience freezing, breaking up, or audio fade-outs, these may be due to insufficient network bandwidth on your local network, or on the local networks of your students.
- Try muting your video to save bandwidth
- Use your cell-phone as a hotspot, if financially feasible.
- Search for other safe, accessible spaces in your neighborhood free wireless networking (e.g. libraries)
- Create a schedule with house-mates to try to limit simultaneous connections.