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Another Option: Skip the Video 

(Leverage additional LMS asynchronous tools for instruction) 

Many online courses do not have an array of multiple lecture videos. If you are not sure you have the right equipment and are uncomfortable with the tech setup, this might be a good option, at least for the short-term. 

Pedagogical Best Practice Recommendations 

  • Annotate your slideshow with notes and share this with students using Blackboard or Canvas. 
  • Set up a discussion for students in the Learning Management System (LMS). Use specific, structured questions, and let students know expectations for their responses. 
  • Share links to outside resources. Encourage students to watch videos, read articles, etc. 
  • Use Chat to have a live, text-based chat session with students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace some parts of my virtual lectures with videos or other ways to limit the possibility that students will be fixated on a PowerPoint, etc?

Consider adding other resources such as interviews (ones you conducted or freely available ones), news segments, portions of documentaries into you’re your weekly modules.

How do I allow for “student run presentations” to increase engagement?

Kaltura should work for students as well as faculty. Here is a canvas example

Can a student making a “presentation” record it on a digital device and up load it to a learning management system?

There are two options:

  1. VoiceThread
  2. Kaltura

Can I use a threaded discussion during my virtual class?