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CETL Teaching Resources

The following list of online resources may help with the transition to online instruction. This list may be updated by the CETL and Instructional Design with additional resources in the coming days/weeks.  

Zoom

You can choose to host class synchronously using Zoom by logging into doane.zoom.us and creating a meeting on a specific time and date. You ask your students to attend virtually, screen- share any presentation and record the class to share at a later date. Alternatively, you could use Zoom as an asynchronous platform, recording your lecture (and screen sharing any information) to be sent out later to students. 

Zoom Meeting Demo
 

Flipgrid

This free asynchronous resource allows instructors to pose questions to their students and collect video responses. Students are able to respond to a prompt and/or continue the conversation by responding to other students’ posts. You can choose the response limit time (up to a 5-minute max). 

Nearpod

This synchronous online platform allows the instructor to share out a lesson using Google slides where after entering a unique lesson code generated by the instructors, students can follow along while the instructor is the one who ‘drives’ the lesson. The basic version is free to instructors after setting up an account. 

Screencastify

This free Google Chrome ad-on allows instructors to record, edit and share videos. Instructors may choose to record full lessons or shorter videos, as well as explain assignments or answer questions. However, the free version limits videos to five minutes. For longer lessons or lessons, Zoom might be the way to go.

Fishbole Video

This Google Suite ad-on allows you to make videos for a flipped classroom and can be integrated with Google Slides. You can record a presentation with the Google Slides using screen share and then share out the URL. There is a free version that provides the following per their website: public space to create a classroom/portfolio, unlimited public videos, viewer analytics. The pro version is $16/month which includes everything the free version does but makes the videos private.

Some features include (directly from website):

  • Add a school logo
  • Embed on school website
  • Laser pointer lets you point out key items on slide -
  • Edit Google slides directly in App
  • Set visibility/expiration dates for your videos

Google Hangout

An alternative to Zoom, Google Hangout allows up to 25 people to join a video call. The video call can be recorded. 

Otter

This free audio transcription service allows you to record a lecture and have the audio transcribed to text. This can be synched to Zoom so that the Zoom recording is then transcribed for any student who might prefer to have the text. The free version provides up to 600 minutes of transcription per month. 

Socrative

This online platform (basic version is free) allows instructors to informally assess students, posing quick questions, short answer, true/false, quizzes and exit tickets, making online learning more active. 

Screencast-O-Matic

The free version of this online program allows instructors to record, edit and share screen capture videos that allow for audio or video narration. Instructors may choose to record up to 15-minute videos to share course content, short tutorials, and assignments, for example. Once videos are recorded, they can be uploaded to YouTube or downloaded to a local computer of Google Drive. 

Screencast-O-Matic Demo