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October 28th: Encouraging Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - Shared screen with speaker view
Kim Donaldson
20:32
Good point, Mel.
Kim Donaldson
20:59
Norm said this: I'd like a dynamic weekly course evaluation survey, might just create one to see how it works for feedback
Mel Young
21:22
We could give them options like "Would you prefer lectures like this or like this?" Give them ideas of how things could be done differently?
Julien Lavictoire
23:40
do you know who is writing what with this feature?
Mel Young
23:51
No, its anonymous
Julien Lavictoire
24:02
awesome!!
Sarah Wendorf
24:03
I see names but I am a co-host
Lindsay Fricker
24:34
I'm not sure if it's because I'm on a chromebook or something... I only have two options - original size / full screen.. beside where it says "you are viewing mel young's screen"?
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
25:18
I'm teaching cad and math so it's easy, just screen share and demonstrate while talking to explain.
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
25:37
Embedded is a huge +, in my opinion
Jessica Joy
25:51
Participants can save the screen too
Sarah Wendorf
25:52
In your Zoom settings, you can set it to autosave the whiteboard too
Sarah Wendorf
26:25
https://jamboard.google.com/
Julien Lavictoire
27:01
this is a great feature for engaging students
Sarah Wendorf
27:43
LOVE that idea Mel
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
28:50
is there a short guideline on how to use these features on Zoom?
Teaching Hub
29:08
Yes! We have some "how to" videos on our Hub website, but Zoom also has some videos too
Jessica Joy
29:09
Love the idea of themed weeks!
Sarah Wendorf
29:47
https://zoom.us/virtual-backgrounds
Jessica Joy
30:05
That is amplified when in compressed model, 8 hours per week per course
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
31:55
Honestly, I am afraid from giving more asynchronous activities in time dedicated for the classes. (I am afraid it might be perceived as giving 2 hours when I should be giving 3)!! No rules to help us?
Kim Donaldson
33:15
Thank you. :)
Mel Young
38:10
Yousef - asynchronous plus synchronous sessions should equal the total number of hours allocated for your course :) Hope this helps!
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
39:05
3 consecutive hours seems bad to meDid any one try 2 and 1 for a course of 3 CH?
Mel Young
39:43
My English is a 2 and 1 when F2F; yes those course schedules exist in the F2F world
Kim Donaldson
40:01
In my case, Yousef, 3 hours consecutive was created to try to find lab time to teach students. it became a model that didn't change during Covid times.
Laura Killam
40:25
Gamify it ;)
Mel Young
40:47
All about the gamification, Laura!
Laura Killam
42:27
Correct. I am running my classes completely differently based on a survey of what they wanted. In large classes, though, I cannot please everyone.
Sarah Wendorf
42:38
I use Nearpod lessons exclusively for my asynchronous component in my course and they will be unable to complete their assessments without accessing those lessons. It's key information they cannot miss.
Laura Killam
43:05
Ya you can use activity completion to force them to do things.
Kim Donaldson
43:46
I use NearPod for asynchronous activity worksheets - most students complete those to help them with the simulations I run I the classes.
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
43:48
I am just hesitant to try and force synchronous participation. It's easy to do, but I think can be detrimental to student success for some who have a lot of outside responsibilities. I just don't think disadvantaging those students to try and coax those who just lack drive to get engaged.
Laura Killam
44:17
Norm - I agree. I do not force anything unless it is graded.
Frances Cavanagh
44:27
nearpod vs mentimeter? thoughts?
Mel Young
44:42
Mentimeter is just basically polling; Nearpod has more engagement options
Teaching Hub
45:01
Mentimeter is a little more limiting in terms of design too. You can't just upload your slideshow
Laura Killam
45:31
I have an opinion on the Menti vs. Nearpod thing Frances … but Menit is no longer paid for
Sarah Wendorf
45:33
Nearpod has more integrations and multimedia and is good for both synchronous and asynchronous deliveries. Menti is good for live feedback. I'm not sure if it has an asynchronous option.
Laura Killam
45:34
So cost
Laura Killam
46:08
Menti does allow asynchronous review of slides results but not answering the questions
Sarah Wendorf
46:23
We have 100 Nearpod Pro licenses available right now. Contact Jenni Hayman to get set up. We do not have Menti licenses but you can still try it in your course
Kim Donaldson
46:24
NearPod is also compatible with Microsoft Office tools like Sway - it really makes for a great presentation.
Laura Killam
47:11
I do not find nearpod user friendly but I have reluctantly decided to try it again
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
47:14
Even graded. I used to run a time limited complimentary quiz during lectures so only those who attended got as grade, but as I said, I found it hurt some good students so I stopped.
Jessica Joy
47:34
Padlet, Miro (infinite collaborative canvas), google docs during breakout rooms), PollEV (better than Menti)
Laura Killam
47:45
Google docs are simple and great
Sarah Wendorf
47:46
I launched it
Laura Killam
48:47
Jessica I had issues getting PollEV to integrate into slides. Did they fix that?
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
49:07
How do you suggest using Google docs?
Laura Killam
49:14
Menti lets me put the polls in the middle of the slides, which is what I want to keep
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
49:15
They don't really need to attend a synchronous lecture if they can view a video covering the topic and then complete a quiz that demonstrates retention and participation.
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
49:20
IMO
Laura Killam
49:31
For G-Docs I just make a link and let everyone edit it.
Laura Killam
50:25
So so many tools. Try to decrease confusion by sticking to one thing.
Sarah Wendorf
50:29
Marty: Zoom Polls have a drop down option when you launch the poll. All your polls will appear in that list
Mel Young
50:30
https://www.polleverywhere.com/
Laura Killam
50:45
Cambrian disabled it a few years back
Frances Cavanagh
51:17
who do we contact to get nearpod?
martin.dubuc@cambriancollege.ca
51:20
That's what I mean Sarah, when I click the drop down option, my questions aren't there. Yet when I log into my Zoom account through the website, and go to my scheduled appointments, all my questions are still saved
Mel Young
51:30
https://www.mentimeter.com/ (free license available)
Mel Young
51:48
Frances -- Jenni Hayman for NearPod licenses
Kim Donaldson
51:50
Thanks for reminding me, Jessica - I have tried to pre-populate breakout rooms and always have an issue. I've followed the instructions on Zoom (tutorials) to no avail. Thoughts?
Laura Killam
53:18
My students hate breakout rooms - no one participates (year 3)
Kim Donaldson
53:18
Thanks - good to know it's not just me!
Lindsay Fricker
54:02
agreed - breakout rooms don't work for all of my classes... depends on the group...
Mel Young
54:49
Creating a sense of community in the online/virtual classroom is KEY to getting them to engage in breakout room and in the main room.
Laura Killam
59:17
Zoom polls every class at the end "exit tickets"
Mel Young
59:29
Just about their zoom experience tho
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
59:44
I've been thinking of having a dynamic moodle poll duplicating the college course eval with a few more questions.
Laura Killam
59:57
No, Like rate the clarity of delivery, how likely do you think you are to pass the class, did I use too much tech … etc
Kim Donaldson
01:00:39
After every lesson - in NearPod - I ask the students to draw a picture of how they are feeling. Draw a happy face for "I understand", a sad face for "I don't understand" or some random subject, like a pineapple, for "I'm somewhere in the middle.". They really enjoy it and look forward to the random part of it.
Mel Young
01:00:44
Cool -- I only saw questions related to the zoom experience (no ability to add my own questions/poll). I'll check it out
yousef.elarian@cambriancollege.ca
01:01:04
I tried asking them, I sound like "begging to have feedback" those were the most frustrating BlackBox moments to me
Mel Young
01:01:04
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ShareFormPage.aspx?id=bI2nppp5ukOCGtWh9fD3Z8CsjJcWpBNPp-99qVlH4OdUMFlaODQyNURONTEwUUJNMDk2TUdaMFdUUy4u&sharetoken=XQN3uJK0AeVg1Y1NAcTc
Laura Killam
01:01:15
@Mel it is just a normal poll not the thing that comes up when they leave the class.
Mel Young
01:01:35
ahhhh ok! makes sense
Laura Killam
01:02:50
I started doing a survey like that with open ended stuff but they did not do it much so I started doing the Zoom poll + asking for chat comments via public or private message and the number of people commenting went up. Zoom polls are unfortunately closed-ended.
Aimee Quesnele
01:03:06
I do this each semester and it's extremely valuable. It's optional. Students appreciate having the opportunity to give feedback. I create an anonymous short survey that students complete during reading week which guides the second half of the semester. I have found that providing the opportunity for them to share (short answer) of what works and what doesn't (instead of just MC/polls) to be most valuable.
Laura Killam
01:03:33
❤️
Aimee Quesnele
01:04:04
PS: I use Nearpod for the survey :)
Mel Young
01:05:50
https://teaching.cambriancollege.ca/blog/learner-preferences-survey-3-0/
Mel Young
01:06:01
Learner Preference Survey (to issue first week of the semester)
Kim Donaldson
01:06:35
I have some new great ideas - thank you all. :)
Mel Young
01:06:46
Glad you found it helpful, Kim :)
Julien Lavictoire
01:07:11
Thank you for the session!! very informative and helpful! :)
norm.morin@cambriancollege.ca
01:07:23
same, good stuff
Kelly Niemela
01:07:23
Thank you!!
Leah Bouthillier
01:07:24
thank you, merci!
Jenna Guse
01:07:29
Thank you :)
elizabeth.stankiewicz@cambriancollege.ca
01:07:29
Thank you!
Aimee Quesnele
01:07:33
Thank you!
bryna.patman@cambriancollege.ca
01:07:40
Thank you so much!
Mel Young
01:07:43
You're welcome everyone! Thank you so much for attending!
Mel Young
01:07:50
And thank you for the great discussion and ideas!
Laura Killam
01:07:54
Thank you
Jessica Joy
01:07:58
Thanks!
Kelly Niemela
01:07:59
HAPPY HALLOWEEK
martin.dubuc@cambriancollege.ca
01:08:01
Thank you
Kelly Niemela
01:08:02
Take care folks
Laura Killam
01:08:09
❤️ Thanks
shawnadianepartridge
01:08:10
Thank you!