- Check the operational status of key systems.
- See important information about how to improve security of Zoom meetings
- 9/21/20: Zoom has cancelled the previously announce requiment for passcode or waiting room on all meetings.
- 8/20/20: Zoom is now integrated in Canvas. See important information
- As of 8/12/20 Arts & Sciences is part of a University-wide Zoom account that includes Zoom access for all faculty, staff and students. See details about what's changing
- Instructors can contact email@example.com for assistance
- Zoom has delayed the enforcement of mandatory passcodes or waiting rooms for all meetings. Originally announced for 7/17/20 the enforcement has been delayed until 9/27/20. see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360045009111-FAQ-Meetings-Waiting-Room-and-Passcode-Requirements-September-27-2020
- See the SAS Resource Hub for Instructors for a consolidated collection of resources for teaching https://canvas.upenn.edu/courses/1527238
The following tools are recommended for remote teaching:
Your Class Mailing List
If you already have a system in place for contacting students (such as an email list or Canvas Announcements), use what is already working. If not, there are easy ways you can get messages to your students.
The University has set up a Class Mailing List for every official University course. You can access your class list through Courses In Touch.
See detailed information about using class mailing lists.
- The address for your course mailing list is based on this format: [subject course number]-[section]-[term]@lists.upenn.edu
For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
- When sending messages to your class mailing list, you need to be sending from your email address as it appears in the Penn directory.
If you try to send mail from some other email address (e.g. a personal GMail account), it will not be accepted.
- Class mailing lists include all registered students, teachers, and TAs who have been added to the teaching staff through SRS. Auditors, guests, or TAs who are not listed in SRS will not be subscribed to the list, even if they have access to your Canvas site. Adding a guest to your Canvas site does NOT add them to the class mailing list.
- You can add people to your class list and change settings through the Classlist Services page.
Canvas provides a number of options that will allow instructors, faculty, and TAs to continue instruction.
SAS is creating Canvas sites for all summer 2020 courses. Log in at https://canvas.upenn.edu to see your Canvas site. If you do not see a Canvas site for your course, contact email@example.com
If you are new to Canvas, begin with Getting Started with Canvas.
Canvas basics include:
- Creating announcements
- Posting readings and other files
- Sending a message to your students through Canvas
- Linking to external web sites
- Creating assignments for online submission
If you already know the basics, consider moving to additional features
- Google Docs collaborations for students
- Recording a short (<15 minute) video directly to a Canvas page
- Perusall is a social annotation tool that allows students and instructors to interact on a text or video
- LinkedInLearning via free Penn subscription also has six tutorials, including "Learning Canvas"
Zoom live class sessions and meetings
- Login at http://zoom.sas.upenn.edu Click the link that says, Click here to log in with your PennKey.
• If you didn't already have a Zoom account, one will be created automatically when you login.
• If you get a message saying that you are not eligible for a Zoom account, but you think you should be, please return to http://zoom.sas.upenn.edu and complete the form at the bottom of the page.
- See detailed information about how to use Zoom to support remote teaching
- See important information about securing Zoom meetings
Record lectures or presentations using Panopto
It’s easy to record video lectures and share them with your students using the Panopto video system in Canvas.
- Recordings can include:
• your voice for narration
• video from your webcam (optional)
• Powerpoint slides, web pages, software demonstrations, or other activity on your computer screen
- See the Quick-Start Guide and its supplemental video to use Panopto to create and post recordings.
- See more detailed information about using Panopto to record and post presentations through Canvas.
• Students can view recordings at any time through a link on Canvas and can watch them more than once.
• For student questions or interaction about the content, set up a Canvas Discussion for each recording.