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The Bay State Teaching Excellence Guide: Technology Tools for Remote Learning

This faculty guide provides book recommendations, higher education news, OER and copyright information, as well as information about how to link to library resources in your online course.

Welcome & FAQ

Looking for a tech tool for your online course?  Check these tools that are either free or offered through Bay State!

1) How should I record my lectures?  What is the best way to do so?

  • It depends on your style and what you're trying to do.  You can check out Illinois' Delivering Lectures to look at the options.
  • PowerPoint: If you want to record Narration in PowerPoint, here's a video to check out.  Here is the documentation (for the most recent version).

2) How do I use tools like Google Drive to teach?

3) I am planning to use Teams to teach online. How do I get started?

  • If you scroll down to "Available Through Bay State", there is a tab called "Teaching With Teams" that has some resources to help you!

 

Available Through Bay State

Tool Purpose
Conferences (aka "Big Blue Button") Web Conference/Meetings.  Documentation here.  This PDF called Teaching Online Through Canvas has some useful tips.
Collaborations Collaboration-you can add Google documents or Microsoft documents to use as a whiteboard or way for your students to collaborate.  In your course, go to Collaborations to set up documents and groups.  More information in the Canvas Documentation.
Studio Presentations--Upload and manipulate YouTube Videos or other video files for your courses.  Here are the instructions.
Inbox Send messages to students and co-teachers through Canvas

 

Tool Purpose
Whiteboard Online white board--free-form drawing, collaboration tool.  Access from Outlook apps on the Microsoft Office homepage after you login.
One Drive Documents/Slides/Spreadsheets/Collaboration
Teams Collaboration--Access from the main Outlook page

Free Tools