October 28th: Encouraging Student Engagement in the Virtual Classroom - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
Good point, Mel.
Norm said this: I'd like a dynamic weekly course evaluation survey, might just create one to see how it works for feedback
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?
do you know who is writing what with this feature?
No, its anonymous
I see names but I am a co-host
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"?
I'm teaching cad and math so it's easy, just screen share and demonstrate while talking to explain.
Embedded is a huge +, in my opinion
Participants can save the screen too
In your Zoom settings, you can set it to autosave the whiteboard too
this is a great feature for engaging students
LOVE that idea Mel
is there a short guideline on how to use these features on Zoom?
Yes! We have some "how to" videos on our Hub website, but Zoom also has some videos too
Love the idea of themed weeks!
That is amplified when in compressed model, 8 hours per week per course
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?
Thank you. :)
Yousef - asynchronous plus synchronous sessions should equal the total number of hours allocated for your course :) Hope this helps!
3 consecutive hours seems bad to meDid any one try 2 and 1 for a course of 3 CH?
My English is a 2 and 1 when F2F; yes those course schedules exist in the F2F world
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.
Gamify it ;)
All about the gamification, Laura!
Correct. I am running my classes completely differently based on a survey of what they wanted. In large classes, though, I cannot please everyone.
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.
Ya you can use activity completion to force them to do things.
I use NearPod for asynchronous activity worksheets - most students complete those to help them with the simulations I run I the classes.
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.
Norm - I agree. I do not force anything unless it is graded.
nearpod vs mentimeter? thoughts?
Mentimeter is just basically polling; Nearpod has more engagement options
Mentimeter is a little more limiting in terms of design too. You can't just upload your slideshow
I have an opinion on the Menti vs. Nearpod thing Frances … but Menit is no longer paid for
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.
Menti does allow asynchronous review of slides results but not answering the questions
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
NearPod is also compatible with Microsoft Office tools like Sway - it really makes for a great presentation.
I do not find nearpod user friendly but I have reluctantly decided to try it again
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.
Padlet, Miro (infinite collaborative canvas), google docs during breakout rooms), PollEV (better than Menti)
Google docs are simple and great
I launched it
Jessica I had issues getting PollEV to integrate into slides. Did they fix that?
How do you suggest using Google docs?
Menti lets me put the polls in the middle of the slides, which is what I want to keep
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.
For G-Docs I just make a link and let everyone edit it.
So so many tools. Try to decrease confusion by sticking to one thing.
Marty: Zoom Polls have a drop down option when you launch the poll. All your polls will appear in that list
Cambrian disabled it a few years back
who do we contact to get nearpod?
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
https://www.mentimeter.com/ (free license available)
Frances -- Jenni Hayman for NearPod licenses
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?
My students hate breakout rooms - no one participates (year 3)
Thanks - good to know it's not just me!
agreed - breakout rooms don't work for all of my classes... depends on the group...
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.
Zoom polls every class at the end "exit tickets"
Just about their zoom experience tho
I've been thinking of having a dynamic moodle poll duplicating the college course eval with a few more questions.
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
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.
Cool -- I only saw questions related to the zoom experience (no ability to add my own questions/poll). I'll check it out
I tried asking them, I sound like "begging to have feedback" those were the most frustrating BlackBox moments to me
@Mel it is just a normal poll not the thing that comes up when they leave the class.
ahhhh ok! makes sense
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.
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.
PS: I use Nearpod for the survey :)
Learner Preference Survey (to issue first week of the semester)
I have some new great ideas - thank you all. :)
Glad you found it helpful, Kim :)
Thank you for the session!! very informative and helpful! :)
same, good stuff
thank you, merci!
Thank you :)
Thank you so much!
You're welcome everyone! Thank you so much for attending!
And thank you for the great discussion and ideas!
Take care folks