New Program: Instructional Technology Mini-Grant
Through this program, we will be providing funds and resources to assist faculty in the acquisition of instructional technologies and assets that can be used to enhance their teaching.
In this first iteration, we will be purchasing 50 Camtasia licenses to full-time faculty members. Camtasia is a software that can be used to develop instructional videos, video-based learning, and recorded lectures. In addition, Camtasia allows instructors to embed assessments in their videos to engage students in active learning. To learn more about Camtasia and download the free trial version, please visit this link.
This program has been developed for full-time faculty who will be using Camtasia to develop online or hybrid (51% or more of the course will be delivered online) instruction, or for flipping their face-to-face instruction. Selected participants will be required to attend a one-hour Camtasia online workshop that introduces how to integrate Camtasia videos into your Canvas courses to teach online, and will be asked to participate in a digital showcase at the end of the year (December 2021). Our goal is to build a community of practice for faculty members using Camtasia in their courses.
If you are interested in being part of this program, please complete this form by Monday, May 3rd, 2021. Please share this information with other colleagues who might be benefit from this opportunity!
Finally, please stay tuned for future calls. As previously mentioned, we will start with Camtasia, but our goal is to offer assistance for the purchasing of other tools that can take your online and hybrid instructions to the next level. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or me if you have any questions.
NEW SERVICE: Quality Assurance and Badging Program
Faculty who have completed the Certificate in Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) can submit additional courses for quality assurance review. Please go here for additional information.
Instructional Consultations (Out of abundance of caution, all faculty consultations will be through a virtual setting.)
Faculty can request individual consultations (60 minutes) for assistance with taking your face-to-face content into Canvas with the OOL instructional designers. To schedule a consultation with Terry or Kristen, please visit here to schedule your appointment.
Please don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on social media @uncp_online.
COVID-19 Continuity Plan
As part of the plan to ensure the continuity of courses in the event of class cancellations due to COVID-19, the Office of Online Learning will offer a variety of resources to prepare faculty members to move any face-to-face courses and content to online environments.
It is strongly recommended to use Canvas and WebEx as the platforms to continue courses in an online format, given that they are the university-approved tools and it will allow a better customer support experience as faculty build courses.
Templates - Faculty can request templates for Canvas that can be imported into their courses. These user-friendly templates provide the course structure for a course, giving faculty the opportunity to just focus on adding content. These templates and instructions to use them can be found in this link. For additional help with templates, faculty can request consultations.
A page has been created to provide a one-stop shop for faculty who need to quickly get information about course design in Canvas and WebEx. The links in the page contain the information covered in the just-in-time training. Faculty can access this site using this link.
Canvas Training for Faculty - There is an existing Canvas Training course (in Canvas) for faculty. It is a thorough guide to using this learning management system to teach online courses and all faculty have access to it.
Library Services Assistance
For a guide of how to videos that have been created to assist students in searching Primo and other library databases, clink this link. To contact Mary Livermore Library directly, click here. Please share with your students.
WebEx Meeting for Students
This You Tube video, Using WebEx as a Student, is to assist students join instructor meetings successfully. It addresses joining through Canvas, web browser and desktop app.
Faculty Guide - The UNC System Digital Learning Initiative has prepared this resource to provide assistance to faculty who need to move their classes online quickly. It is designed to support the use of technology that allows faculty to hold classes when circumstances prevent them from physically meeting with students.
IT Canvas and WebEx Tech Support
For 24/7 technical support for Canvas, faculty can call 833-665-7260, email email@example.com, or start a live chat. For Webex, contact the Help Desk by submitting an incident, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 910-521-6260. Faculty can also visit www.uncp.edu/doit for more information.
A Keep Working webpage has been created to provide convenient access to IT resources and instructions that will facilitate faculty and staff being able to work away from campus.
Faculty and staff can use their computers to remotely make calls from their office number through Cisco Jabber. For further information about Jabber and instructions, please visit this link.
As you convert courses to an online format, remember to take into account accessibility and universal design best practices. Contact the Accessibility Resource Center at email@example.com for further assistance. In addition, you can check this quick guide they have prepare for faculty.
For any questions regarding UNCP's Proctoring Services, please follow this link. If you have any other concerns, contact Ginger Sampson at the Office of Regional Initiatives, 910-775-4006, firstname.lastname@example.org.