Bagley College of Engineering COVID-19 Guidelines  DETAILS

BCoE Online Learning Resources

Resources

Instructors who have indicated a willingness to serve as a resource for those needing assistance and who have significant online teaching experience are listed on the following website: https://www.ctl.msstate.edu/news/instructors-online-teaching-experience/

The BCoE Course Resources page within Canvas is available to faculty who would like some guidance on getting started with Canvas. It is located at https://canvas.msstate.edu/courses/22078. If you are a BCoE faculty member and cannot access the page, please contact Tamra Swann at tswann@bagley.msstate.edu. You will need to include your netID in the request to join the course.

CDE, CTL, and ITS are working together to provide training options. Find more information on these upcoming workshops at https://www.its.msstate.edu/and https://online.msstate.edu/online-training/.

ITS provides information about online technology options that serve as quick links on the following two pages. These pages are good sources for getting started in the online transition.

Many resources are being shared, which can be overwhelming. As new opportunities are shared with our offices, we are reviewing and providing details where possible. This information is meant to help you determine which resources would be helpful for you. Online Courses (video 45:46 minutes) - General information about moving to online course. Provided by faculty and staff across several universities. The format was a very interesting, but unpolished conversation focused on:
  1. Migrating to Online Teaching
  2. Considerations during the Module
  3. Pastoral Care
How to Teach Online Using Google (video 19:25 minutes) - A great, relatively brief, introduction of how to use Google, if it is your platform of choice.

Methods for Delivering Your Classes Online

Canvas Studio: Recordings posted on Canvas

SHOULD I USE CANVAS STUDIO?
  • PROS:
    1. Quick Set-up
    2. Allows you to record easily from your own computer in any location with internet access
    3. Allows you to share screen images
    4. Canvas Studio allows you to make ADA compliant videos
      • The system will automatically generate closed captioning for videos and allow you to make corrections
  • CONS:
    1. Designed for asynchronous delivery
    2. Not the best option for courses based on interactive group discussions
    3. You will need to upload your own videos into your Canvas page
    4. Canvas does not allow space for lengthy videos, but you may use any other file sharing platform you are comfortable with (OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Filelocker, etc.)
HOW DO I ACCESS CANVAS STUDIO? HOW DO I STORE MY RECORDINGS?
  • Log into Canvas: msstate.edu or access through the “Classroom” tab in Banner
  • If Canvas cannot manage the file size of your video, you may use any other file sharing platform you are comfortable with (OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Filelocker, etc.)
    • Dropbox and Box– These additional apps are available through the Settings Control within your Canvas course

Camtasia recordings posted on Canvas

SHOULD I USE CAMTASIA?
  • PROS:
    1. Quick Set-up
    2. Allows you to record easily from your own computer in any location with internet access
    3. Allows you to share screen images
  • CONS:
    1. Designed for asynchronous delivery
    2. Not the best option for courses based on interactive group discussions
    3. You will need to upload your own videos
    4. Canvas does not allow space for lengthy videos, but you may use any other file sharing platform you are comfortable with (OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Filelocker, etc.)
HOW DO I ACCESS CAMTASIA HOW DO I STORE MY RECORDINGS?
  • Log into Canvas: canvas.msstate.edu or access through the “Classroom” tab in Banner
  • If Canvas cannot manage the file size of your video, you may use any other file sharing platform you are comfortable with (OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Filelocker, etc.)
    • Dropbox and Box– These additional apps are available through the Settings Control within your Canvas course

Using lectures recorded in previous semesters

SHOULD I PROVIDE LECTURES PROVIDED IN PREVIOUS SEMESTERS?
  • PROS:
    1. If material is up-to-date and relevant, there wouldn’t be time spent on recordings
    2. If you’re currently teaching an online class, material can be posted automatically within a couple of days, once a listing of classes is received from the faculty member
  • CONS:
    1. Requests may take a few days to process if videos will be posted to Opencast
    2. Material should be reviewed to make sure that it is relevant and up-to-date
HOW DO I ACCESS MY LECTURES RECORDED IN PREVIOUS SEMESTERS?
  • Send an email request to dist-support@bagley.msstate.edu and include the semester, year, date of requested recordings, course number and name.  If you’re currently teaching an online course and want these videos automatically uploaded to the Opencast servers, please include that information in your request.  If you are not currently teaching an online course, or wish to post the videos yourself, you can then post those videos to Canvas or elsewhere as needed.

Recording lectures through the distance recording classrooms

SHOULD I RECORD LECTURES IN THE DISTANCE CLASSROOMS?
  • PROS:
    1. Classroom teaching options are the same as for any on-campus lecture
    2. Facilitator will assist with camera and recording options
    3. You will not need to upload videos
  • CONS:
    1. Limited availability
    2. Must be on-site in Starkville to record
HOW DO I ACCESS THE DISTANCE CLASSROOMS?

WebEx

SHOULD I USE WEBEX?
  • PROS:
    1. Live interaction with students
    2. Can be recorded for students to view later
    3. Provided for free by MSU and available to all faculty/staff/students
  • CONS:
    1. Not recorded unless you push the record button
    2. Campus 1 and campus 6 students may not have appropriate bandwidth to access class live via the internet
HOW DO I ACCESS WEBEX?

Other video conferencing solutions

SHOULD I USE ANOTHER VIDEO CONFERENCING SOLUTION?
  • PROS:
    1. Can offer live interaction with students
    2. May have options not offered through WebEx
  • CONS:
    1. Everyone may not have access
    2. There may be a cost associated with using these options
    3. Campus 1 and campus 6 students may not have appropriate bandwidth to access class live via the internet

Methods for Handling Examinations

  • Quizzes can be given via Canvas within the Quiz option.
    • Options are available for Shuffled answers, time limits, whether or not to allow multiple attempts, and when and how students can see their answers.
    • Quizzes can require an access code and require Respondus LockDown Browser.
    • Availability dates and times can be assigned.
  • Assignments can be added to Canvas via the Assignment tab.
    • Information can be provided within the Rich Text Editor for assignments that includes text, web links, and images.
    • Submissions can be requested via text entry, a website URL, media recordings, or file uploads. File uploads can be limited to the source the instructor requires such as .pdf, .doc, .txt., etc.
  • Paper tests can be provided as a file within Canvas and students can return as an assignment. For those questions that students cannot type in – such as an equation – they can be asked to provide photographic or scanned copies of their work.
  • Academic Integrity - Resources including "Methods to Maintain Academic Integrity without Proctoring," and "Getting Started with Honorlock for Faculty" are available here.
    • Honorlock - due to resource constraints faculty should limit use of Honorlock to essential tests only, if possible, finals or the last exam of the semester.

Honor Code

The Honor Code should be listed in the first module within Canvas and students can take a one question quiz to state their agreement. An example is in the BCOE Course Resources page.