Explore this page for information, best practices, resources and some options to help you make technology choices for online course delivery.
Info for teachers and students
- Online Course – Recording Consent Statement
- Netiquette/Rules for Online Courses
- Zoom Security for students Part 1 and Part 2 documents from Information Systems Technology (Winter 2020)
- Student Guide to Online Learning Platforms
- Student Survival Guide to Online Learning
- Student Cameras: On or Off During Class?
- Teacher Access to Dawson Student Email Addresses
- Best Practices: Create Engaging Educational Videos
- Plan and Record Microlectures
- Videos – Off Camera Options
- Use Microsoft Stream to store and distribute video files
- Use Microsoft Stream in Office 365 to convert video files to links
- Narrate a PowerPoint Presentation
- Embed a Video onto a Moodle Page
- Use H5P to Create Interactive Videos in MoodleSelma Hamdani (Psychology) Sign in with your Dawson login to view this video.
- Integrate Interactive PowerPoint Videos and myDALITE into Moodle, using HP5Yann Brouillette (Chemistry) and Carmen Leung (Chemistry)
- Add Interactivity to PowerPoint Presentations in Moodle using H5P and YouTubeYann Brouillette (Chemistry) and Carmen Leung (Chemistry)
- If you use Moodle: contact Dawson Helpdesk to deactivate the Lea online class module
- Teaching with MoodleUse Dawson login to access this self-paced, online course developed for Dawson faculty
- How to Use Zoom in Moodle
- Moodle Video Tutorials
- Moodle Documentation
- How to Add Extra Test Time for Individual Students
- Self-select Breakout Room in Zoom – As of September 21, the host can now create breakout rooms with the option for participants to self-select which breakout room they would like to join. If enabled, participants can move freely between breakout rooms, without needing the host’s help.
- From Zoom to Stream How to Upload and Caption Your Recorded Zoom Lecture
- Zoom Video Tutorials
- Zoom Documentation
- How to Use Zoom in LEA
- Lea Technical Support: Contact Dawson Helpdesk for technical questions related to Lea
- New LEA Features Fall 2020
- How to Use Zoom in LEA
- Lea Online Classes – Instructions for Faculty Courtesy Vanier College
- Lea Online Classes – Student View
- One teacher’s experience with HyFlex teaching
- Hybrid-Flexible Course Design
- Article about HyFlex teaching from Inside Higher Ed
Additional Tool Options
These are some tools that have been suggested by Dawson faculty.
- Flipgrid “FlipGrid is a free, online platform for educators that allows students and teachers to post videos in response to an initial topic or in response to another person’s FlipGrid. Flipgrid allows educators to see if students understand the content based on their video, and both educators and students can comment on videos through a text or video response, share likes or stickers, give feedback via a rubric or video response, or share the video with others. For example, as opposed to posting an academic question in your Flipgrid, educators could also ask students for input about where they are struggling most or finding success. In addition to using Flipgrid for academic purposes, it can also be an effective tool for monitoring social and emotional input from students, and comments provided in Flipgrid can be shared across students and provide valuable information to not only the instructor, but other classmates as well. Flipgrid videos can indicate social emotional or body language cues that might suggest student distress and cue an instructor to reach out.” (from Faculty Focus)
- H5P Create and edit interactive videos with H5P.
- myDALITE A peer-instruction platform developed at Dawson. Watch this introduction to myDALITE by Yann Brouillette (Chemistry)
- Microsoft Stream (access through your Dawson MS365 account) A video application where people in an organization can upload, view,
organize and share videos securely.
- Microsoft Teams (access through your Dawson MS365 account) An application for groups that collaborate, share files and work in groups. It combines chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration.
- Padlet A free online pinboard. Students can contribute to the padlet by uploading any file type you can you can imagine, from an Excel spreadsheet, to a Spotify playlist, to a YouTube Video, to any link from any site. Padlet can be fully integrated in a Moodle page.
- Perusall A free e-book reader that allows students read and annotate collectively. See this overview video of Perusall by Carmen Leung (Chemistry)
- Poll Everywhere Capture powerful feedback instantly during virtual meetings, classes, events, and more.
- Screencastify Record, edit and share videos
- Screencast-O-Matic Record, edit and share videos
- Screencastify vs. Screencast-O-Matic Compare these two resources
- Videvo Free stock videos, motion graphics, music tracks and sound effects
- Visual Classrooms Platform presentationMagdalena Mlek (Nursing) and Brendan Joyce (Concordia)