Start by creating a central course landing page for your students in Google Classroom or Bard Moodle.
Course Continuity: In This Section
Google Classroom is part of Google Apps for Education (G Suite). This simple learning management system offers an interactive classroom collaboration space. It’s well integrated with Google Drive, Docs, Calendar and Forms (for creating Quizzes).
Share Course Materials in Google Classroom
If you already are familiar with Bard Moodle and have a course site, plan to leverage your existing site(s) to centrally share a variety of course resources, your course communications, discussion forums, and file submission/assignment options.
Share Course Materials in Bard Moodle
Record presentations or messages to students and share them
There are a number of situations where you may want to pre-record a short presentation for your students. This is a two-step process; capturing your presentation and then either copying the link to the recording and adding it to your Moodle or Classroom course site, or uploading the recording file to your course site.
Record Your Screen-Based Presentation
If you want to record a screen-based presentation, also known as a "screencast," you have a few options depending on the type of computer you're using. Note that these tools can be used to capture a single application (e.g. Keynote or PowerPoint), or your entire desktop. Some of these tools (Google Meet or Blue Jeans or Zoom) can also capture your webcam video and your microphone, if you wish to record yourself as part of the presentation.
Host live, online meetings with your students
Bard has a number of excellent options available for you to use to hold video meetings.
Sign in/Sign up
Getting Started with Bard Zoom
Scheduling your Meeting in Zoom
Testing your Computer’s Audio and Video
Meeting Controls (video)
Recording a Meeting in Zoom
Sharing your Screen in Zoom
Zoom 101: Manage Participants (In-depth)
Zoom 101: Breakout Rooms
Zoom 101: Polling (In-meeting)
Automatic Transcriptions (when saved to Zoom Cloud)
Screen Share & Annotation for EDU
How to use Waiting Rooms to Manage Office Hours & Drop-In Visitor Times
Most Common Zoom Questions - Answered! (shared by Stanford University)
How to Keep Uninvited Guests out of your Zoom Meeting
If you want your students to meet online together or if you wish to hold virtual office hours, you can use Google Meet. Everyone (students, professors, staff) with a bard.edu account has access to Google Meet (and you/they won’t even need to sign up for it). Meet allows for large meetings (up to 250 participants) and offers meeting recording, live auto-captioning, and desktop or application-sharing functionality. Google Meet links can be added to either Moodle or Google Classroom by adding a Link (with the meeting room url) to your course page.
Video Meeting Tips
What About Students Without Cameras?
Students without cameras can still participate in remote Google Meet or Blue Jeans sessions. They will see and hear you, you just won't be able to see them. Students also have the option of dialing into the Google Meet session with their phone or downloading the Meet app (and joining the video session with their mobile device).
Note: it is important to remember that not all students will have computers or sufficient data plans to join online sessions when they are off-campus. Try to build flexibility into your plans to connect and be sensitive to technology limitations that may suddenly exist for your off-campus students.
Encouraging asynchronous interaction & engagement
Google Classroom offers a variety of tools that you can use to encourage interaction and engagement among your students.
Google Classroom: Posting assignments, creating quizzes, and grading
With Google Classroom, you can create assignments and students can submit files (like PDFs, Word Docs, Google Docs, images, video links, and more) to them. Additionally, you can create and administer quizzes to students using Google Forms, and quickly give assignment grades and feedback.
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Bard Moodle: Posting assignments and administering quizzes
With Bard Moodle, you can create assignments and students can submit files (like PDFs, Word Docs, Google Docs, images, video links, and more). Additionally, you can administer quizzes and create discussion forums in which students can share work with you and their classmates.