Resources

Comparisons

There are a couple of options for working with offline files with Google Drive and Google shared drives.
There are multiple video recording tools available but which tool will be best for you? Below we have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.

Experts & Communities

The Academic Technology Informal Community of Practice (ATiCoP) is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology and design ex
The Academic Technology Informal Community of Practice (ATiCoP) is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology and design ex
The Academic Technology Product Admin/Support group, also known as AT-Pros, is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology a
The Academic Technology Product Admin/Support group, also known as AT-Pros, is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology a
The Academic Technology Product Admin/Support group, also known as AT-Pros, is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology a
The Academic Technology Product Admin/Support group, also known as AT-Pros, is a community of academic technologists and instructional designers working at the University of Minnesota who provide academic technology a
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
The CEI collaborates across the University to advance effective teaching and engaged learning.
LATIS consultatively supports researchers in the design, data collection, and analysis of surveys and experiments in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and arts.
OMS is the business owner of Qualtrics for the University and has a team of experts available to help bridge the gap between do-it-yourself and advanced level questionnaire design and survey programming.
Nearly 8,000 students, faculty, and staff at the University of Minnesota are using Qualtrics for their projects.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Participate in discussions and events with faculty, students, and staff who wish to integrate video technology into their work.
Surveys at the University of Minnesota are governed by the University Survey Advisory Team (U-SAT).

Good Practices

Use this checklist to create an accessible Canvas quiz.
Use this checklist to create an accessible Canvas quiz.
Take a strategic approach to create a course community that helps students work together and learn from each other.
Take a strategic approach to create a course community that helps students work together and learn from each other.
Instructors can create course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students possible by organizing their course site with a landing page, modules, and a limited menu, plus following other core skills of accessible design.
Instructors can create course sites that are both usable and accessible to the widest range of students possible by organizing their course site with a landing page, modules, and a limited menu, plus following other core skills of accessible design.
There are multiple ways in Canvas to notify your student of course expectations, due dates, discussions, or disruptions that impact them. But are students getting the message?
There are multiple ways in Canvas to notify your student of course expectations, due dates, discussions, or disruptions that impact them. But are students getting the message?
Challenge Working in small groups on activities and assignments can be beneficial even for "routine" tasks, as students have the opportunity to learn from and help one another.
Challenge Working in small groups on activities and assignments can be beneficial even for "routine" tasks, as students have the opportunity to learn from and help one another.
Conduct a successful survey by learning how to ensure security and confidentiality, craft email invitations, and achieve higher response rates.
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online.
Online assessments may be used to support instructional goals, even if your primary course format isn’t fully online.
If your course typically has timed, in-person, proctored exams, there are a number of options to consider if you wish to use online proctoring tools.
If your course typically has timed, in-person, proctored exams, there are a number of options to consider if you wish to use online proctoring tools.
Instructors often use classroom discussions to promote sharing and ideas about a subject matter. Sometimes, discussions can become rote and tedious, or engage only one or a few students and the instructor.
Instructors often use classroom discussions to promote sharing and ideas about a subject matter. Sometimes, discussions can become rote and tedious, or engage only one or a few students and the instructor.
Design Exam to Be Open-Book Use the Canvas Quiz tool to create a timed exam that can be done open-book or in collaboration with others.
Design Exam to Be Open-Book Use the Canvas Quiz tool to create a timed exam that can be done open-book or in collaboration with others.
Conducting Remotely University policy allows for remote participation on doctoral preliminary & final oral examinations, and provides i
Conducting Remotely University policy allows for remote participation on doctoral preliminary & final oral examinations, and provides i
Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.
Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan To support your larger summative assessments, include smaller assignments that will also assess the key learning outcomes.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan To support your larger summative assessments, include smaller assignments that will also assess the key learning outcomes.
Identify Instructional Needs If your students are performing a practical or applied assessment, use your instructional goals to help identify an appropriate solution.
Identify Instructional Needs If your students are performing a practical or applied assessment, use your instructional goals to help identify an appropriate solution.
Preparation is key to producing effective instructional videos. Get tips for preparing what you will present, as well as for being on camera. 
Challenge Whether you’re recording audio-only or recording a video, good quality audio is paramount.
Learn how to correctly analyze survey data so results can be used to accurately inform decisions.
See how to design a high-quality survey by understanding when to use specific question types, how to write questions, and how to format and organize the survey.
Learn how to establish survey objectives, methods, institutional review and approval, and sampling to create a successful project.
The start of each semester brings anticipation and excitement.
The start of each semester brings anticipation and excitement.
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan As you create an assessment plan that includes both formative and summative assessments, consider how you are sequencing assessments, and where students will receive feedbac
Create a Balanced Assessment Plan As you create an assessment plan that includes both formative and summative assessments, consider how you are sequencing assessments, and where students will receive feedbac
Challenge When using pre-assigned breakout rooms, specific guidelines must be followed to ensure students are routed to their designated Zoom breakout rooms.
This guide provides some tips to get the most out of your Zoom meeting experience.
Uploading a large video file is cumbersome, and navigating a video recording of a 50-minute (or longer) class is challenging for students. By chunking your lecture, you can create smaller files. This is easy to do in Zoom and will benefit both you and your students.

How-Tos

Issue: You are trying to install a software package that will allow you to get different outputs for your data in STATA 16 and the installation fails.
This article contains instructions on how to access the AppsToGo demo Apps and demo Desktop.
Before using Apps and Desktops through AppsToGo to complete coursework, be sure you understand the following considerations to successfully use Apps for assignment completion.
When you use AppsToGo, you have many choices of where to save (or print) your work. These instructions will guide you through how to turn off the ability to save files to your computer's local hard drive.
This resource communicates known issues with using AppsToGo and directs you where to report new issues. In this article:
Description Applications are available via the apps.umn.edu site to allow for anywhere, anytime access.
This article describes how to log in to AppsToGo and access Apps after you have completed Step 1: Install Citrix Workspace (formerly Receiver) and Step 2: Link Your Google Drive in th
This article is for users who use the Citrix Workspace (formerly, Citrix Receiver) application on their computer to access AppsToGo.  
The first page you see after logging on to AppsToGo is your Home. All apps that you have access to show up in your Favorites by default.
All students who can access the CSE computer labs automatically have access to the following Apps:
Security By default, AppsToGo is designed to be secure and is password protected. It is recommended to save your work files to Google Drive or network-attached drive.
This article covers how to enable the Chrome web browser to automatically open Citrix workspace on a Windows or Mac machine. For information about using Citrix Workspace on other types of devices, see
AppsToGo provides a portal for users of Windows (mobile, phone, desktop), Mac (iPad/iPhone and OSX), and Android to connect to a collection of virtual Apps.
This article gives some tips for those using AppsToGo in Ubuntu 20.04 with Firefox at apps.umn.edu. It may be useful for other Linux variations. Users may need to do two things after installing Citrix Workspace.
AppsToGo is a client virtualization service that allows you to use certain discipline-specific software (Apps) on your desktop, laptop or mobile device.
All AppsToGo apps and desktops run from a virtual server. The virtual server looks like a real computer, but the drives don't save data.
This article is intended for migrating large amounts of data from Google Drive into Box Secure Storage using the Box web interface.
This article is intended for migrating large amounts of data from Google Drive into Box Secure Storage using the Box web interface.
If you are looking for a way to add an important link to the Canvas course menu, the Redirect Tool is the app to use.
Students: If an instructor has required you to use Respondus LockDown Browser for added security when taking a quiz, you must download and install Respondus LockDown Browser before you can start the t
Students: You may be asked to use an iClicker remote for a course.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload media files as well as to create webcam recordings. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed from phones, tablets, and computers.
This article is an overview for students to help you find and complete course work in Canvas. It covers the following topics:
Please use Respondus LockDown Browser Student Support resource section when having issues with the Respondus
Turnitin is an originality-checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks your writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.
Instructors give various kinds of feedback on assignments, quizzes and graded discussions in Canvas. Students can access this information through Grades in the course navigation menu for each course.
VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos. You can:
This information was gathered during a Canvas Investigation meeting attended by academic technologists held in March 2019.
Some assignment and forum settings do not transfer to Canvas well or at all. It will be helpful to identify those things in advance so you are sure to make the needed changes in Canvas.
Assignments generally transition smoothly from Moodle because the settings in Canvas are fairly similar in scope. There are some items you need to do or check.
Discussions in Canvas are very simple and straight-forward, so there is not much you can do to align them to their Moodle counterparts. There are some items you need to do:
If you are moving content from a Moodle quiz over to.Canvas, know that some of the Moodle options transition well, others don't. Review the options in Canvas to be sure the quiz is functioning as intended.
This article pertains to course sites that have copied content from other course sites that use Turnitin for some assignments. The copied content needs to fixed when the error below presents itself.
There is a Canvas feature that allows you to check your content for accessibility.
You can associate a date with a Canvas page so that it shows up in a student's To Do list, Syllabus, and Calendar, just as Assignments do.
Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students Media Galleries are areas to post, view, and search Kaltura videos related to specific courses in Canvas.
Media Galleries are areas to post, view, and search Kaltura media associated with individual Canvas courses. Only people enrolled in a particular Canvas course have access to that course's Media Gallery. 
Use this article to add media to a page, discussion, assignment, etc. within Canvas. In this article:
NameCoach is a user-recorded name pronunciation tool available in Canvas. The University is dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere and empowering individuals within its community.
You can update your Canvas profile to include your personal pronouns. Once you do, they will appear next to your name in a variety of locations throughout Canvas. 
You can add a rubric to an assignment that uses standard submission types and External Tools such as Turnitin.
For most courses, you will want to use the University of Minnesota Letter Grade Scheme which is the approved undergraduate grading scheme for the University.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive both at the course level and at the Group level making it easy for you to collaborate with others in both environments. There are two different integrations at each level.
Student membership in groups can be changed during a semester, but it can affect your gradebook in unexpected ways.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload video files as well as to create webcam recordings.
You can manage course and section enrollments in a single course site using the Canvas cross-list (merge) function. When to Cross-list Cross-listing is helpful when:
There are a few different ways you can organize your course content in Canvas. This article covers the benefits and limitations to organizing your course by Pages and by Modules. 
Upload course materials into Google Drive and use Google share links to deliver those materials in your Canvas site. Using Google share links in your Canvas site allows you to:
Using an early-term student survey is an effective way to make timely changes to your course.
If you need to edit a question in Canvas, you have to edit both the question as it is in a quiz and in its Question Bank. If the question is used in multiple quizzes, you must fix it in each quiz.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that ensures a student's desktop can only access a Canvas Quiz.
The Roll Call Attendance tool is an external app (LTI) that instructors can use in Canvas to keep track of student course attendance electronically. This tool can be used for online or face-to-face courses. 
You may see the following error while trying to access Kaltura via your Canvas course site:
Library Course Materials (LCMs) are dynamically created for all courses at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and Rochester campuses.
As an instructor or course designer, you will sometimes want to view and test a course site from the student's perspective. You may want to know:
Many instructors wish to share content and activities from their class sites with colleagues.
Canvas uses a 'running total' method of scores for a current Total score. Only activities with scores are included in the Total score.
If the student has not started the exam If you use Canvas' Moderate Quiz to extend the time before
There are a few ways to find the Canvas course sites that you have access to. This article covers these areas:
Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a student engagement and assessment tool that integrates with Canvas. Flip allows students to record and upload short videos.
The Cengage Learning tool allows instructors to efficiently incorporate activities from Cengage alongside their own content in Canvas and to select whether the grade for a graded item will automatically flow into the
VitalSource Bookshelf provides all students in a course with access to an eTextbook on or before the first day of class.
Group assignments offer the ability to grade groups of students, which typically saves time over grading individual students; this can be a real benefit to you and TAs alike.
The Zoom for Canvas Integration allows you to start and join Zoom meetings from within Canvas. This article is for UMN faculty and staff who would like to use Zoom together with Canvas.
Student Rating of Teaching is an option in Canvas courses that allows students to access current online evaluations for their courses.
You can import content into the your course sites from various places:
You can import scores to your Canvas gradebook from paper exams taken in class if you:
The Respondus 4.0 Campus-wide application is used to publish quizzes in your Canvas course.
Some Moodle activities and resources transition to Canvas well, some transition with work, and some do not transition. For those that do not transition, you will need to find a new approach.
You can use and customize the sample letter text below to inform your students you will be using Canvas.
The following information was gathered by University Academic Technologists in October 2019 and only applies to the current quiz tool in Canvas. New Quizzes is currently being developed by Canvas and will
Sections in Canvas help subdivide students within a course and offer section-specific options such as
Instructors are not able to manually enroll or directly add students into Canvas course sites connected to PeopleSoft.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, and assignments directly within Canvas.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for instructors to include collaborations, content sharing, and assignments directly within Canvas.
iClicker is an audience polling tool that lets instructors ask students questions during class and display their responses almost immediately.
Before you can successfully submit your course grades to Faculty Center/PeopleSoft, there are some preliminary steps to prepare the final grades. This article covers: 
By default, students are enabled to create their own groups. 
Most items created in your Canvas course (files, assignments, pages, modules, etc.) must be published before they are visible to students.
Course Site Types Academic Training Hub
During a course site import, all group Assignments and Discussions will be assigned to a single group set called Project Groups.
When you import a Canvas course into another Canvas course shell, announcement posting dates do not update even if you shifted the course dates during the import process.
Everyone enrolled in a Canvas course site must be assigned a role. Each role has an associated set of permissions that give the user appropriate levels of access to Canvas functions in that site.
These tips and trick were gathered at a Canvas Investigation meeting of academic technologists in April 2019 and compiled by Annika Moe.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
Canvas integrates with Google Drive making it easy for you to share content and collaborate with others, students and instructors alike.
There is a whole host of course level settings you can choose. Check with your college to see if the template you used already has recommended course settings built into it.
You can change your Display Name in your Canvas account settings so your preferred name appears in discussions, messages, and comments.
This information relates to the current Canvas Classic Quiz tool, not New Quizzes, which is currently available but not yet standard Canvas functionality.
Use this comprehensive checklist to get your course site ready for your students. 
These University policies govern student records in relation to Canvas use:
There are a few options for displaying your Course Syllabus for students; this chart provides the options and the positive and negative implications of each option.
The most common issue people experience when using Google Drive in Canvas is an authorization error or authentication failure.
The most common issue people experience when using Google Drive in Canvas is an authorization error or authentication failure.
This article covers some common issues with managing what grades students can or cannot see in the gradebook:
What is TurningPoint? TurningPoint is an engagement and assessment solution that supports student interaction and participation in real-time using a clicker or mobile device.
Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks student writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying.
When you make a group within a Canvas course, Canvas automatically generates a group workspace. Only course instructors and group members can access the space.
When instructors make a new quiz by clicking the +Quiz button on the Quizzes page, a window will appear prompting instructors to select either Classic Quizzes or New Quizzes.
Courses and sections work together in Canvas. The Course is where students:
The My Media tool in Canvas shows your personal library of all media that you own or manage in Kaltura.
When creating a course site from scratch, or transitioning an existing Moodle site to Canvas, using a template can be a good way to get a course site up and running quickly and efficiently.
Instead of using generic group names with numbers or letters, use a naming convention with your course's unique course code, an abbreviation or some other easily distinguished group name.
The Final Grade Override option allows instructors to enter a final grade for students that is different from the grade Canvas automatically calculates in the Gradebook.
This article provides detailed instructions for:
When submitting grades to PeopleSoft through Faculty Center, grades of 'F' or 'N' must include a last date of participation. Please see
The Rich Content Editor (RCE) allows you to format text and embed media when creating many different pieces of a course site.
Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Designers, and eligible collegiate academic technologists can use the Section Enrollment (BETA) tool to add students already enrolled in an academic course site to manua
The Universal Design Online [content] Inspection Tool (UDOIT) helps faculty discover and repair accessibility issues in their online Canvas courses. This article covers:
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to upload video files as well as to create webcam recordings. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
A Media Gallery appears in each Canvas Course, unless hidden by the instructor. See additional resources about how an instructor can restore a hidden Media Gallery.
As an instructor, you should assume your students will be accessing their course sites using the Canvas Student Mobile App. You should review your course site using the student app to see how it looks to them. 
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos. It allows people to navigate between slides and leave audio, video, or text comments on each slide.
The Canvas Gradebook has Grade Posting Policy settings at both the course and assignment level as a way to control when students see graded work:
This article reviews how to set up RATE in Canvas and gives some troubleshooting guidance. 
Compare the features of Zoom (umn.zoom.us) and Google Hangouts Meet (
This article covers how to add a Module List block using Design Tools. A Module List block creates a listing of course modules with links to each module that students can access from the course homepage.
This article covers how to add a Teacher & TA Details block to a course homepage using Design Tools.
This article covers how to change the order of various content blocks on a homepage page built with Design Tools.
This article covers how to customize a Design Tools homepage template.
This article covers how to choose a Design Tools homepage template to use in your course site.
This article shows how to make a page designed with Design Tools be the homepage in a Canvas course site.
This article covers how to prepare an image for use in a Design Tools homepage template.
The Due Date Modifier gives you a central location to change all assignment, quiz, and discussion due dates for a new semester. You can also set Available From and Until dates for all of these activities. 
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
The following instructions are for websites using the default UMN Drupal Enterprise 7 configuration.
You can easily embed YouTube videos into your content. All of the video playback controls will be available.
You can easily embed YouTube videos into your content. All of the video playback controls will be available.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
This article applies to Drupal Lite 8 and 9.
Description Here's how to ensure video and audio connectivity in Google Hangouts using the Mac Mini and Logitech BCC950 "eye stalk" webcam in the 202 Johnston Hall conference room.
Before you leave If you invited someone to participate in the Google video call by calling their telephone, their participation in the video call is tied to yours.
The University of Minnesota's instance of Google Hangouts does not have a record feature.
Any Google video call (Hangout) will be restricted to the UMN domain by default, limiting the call initially to the participants from your domain. Here are three workarounds:
Google Hangouts is a web meeting service available to most people at the University of Minnesota. Google Hangouts Chat is a chat application similar to Slack or HipChat.
Audience: Kaltura MediaSpace users wishing to share content with others. Not all user accounts at the University of Minnesota are present in Kaltura MediaSpace.
Audience: Kaltura MediaSpace users wishing to share content with others. Not all user accounts at the University of Minnesota are present in Kaltura MediaSpace.
Media owners and co-editors have the ability to download their own media files to any device. They also can decide what media files can be downloaded by others who have access to the videos.
Media owners and co-editors have the ability to download their own media files to any device. They also can decide what media files can be downloaded by others who have access to the videos.
This article explains how to add media into Kaltura MediaSpace. You can upload media individually into Kaltura MediaSpace.
This article explains how to add media into Kaltura MediaSpace. You can upload media individually into Kaltura MediaSpace.
Kaltura MediaSpace allows you to create Channels, which are collections of related media/videos. Use channels to:
Kaltura MediaSpace allows you to create Channels, which are collections of related media/videos. Use channels to:
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to create webcam recordings, upload video files, and share videos with others. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
Kaltura is a media management system that can be used to create webcam recordings, upload video files, and share videos with others. Videos in Kaltura can be viewed on phones, tablets, and computers.
As of February 2018, videos uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas or MediaSpace receive closed captions using automatic speech recognition (ASR).
Videos are presumed to be in English and captions are processed based on the audio track.
Various groups at the University occasionally ask for a way to charge for access to video content. There are many ways to do this, but not many ways to do it that are centrally supported at the University.
Use this page to find topics related to managing closed captions on your videos using Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace.
Using Kaltura in Canvas or
Using Kaltura in Canvas or
Using Kaltura in Canvas or
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach purposes. This cloud-based system automatically optimizes video files for viewing on any device.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas or in MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned using automatic speech recognition (ASR). 
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned. This is done through the use of automatic speech recognition (ASR), which scans the audio track for spoken English.
Each video uploaded to Kaltura through Canvas has an owner. As the media owner, use video permissions to determine individual levels of access to videos for collaboration.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas and MediaSpace, they are automatically captioned.
Audience: Media owners in Kaltura (faculty and staff/departments)
This article addresses troubleshooting issues with uploading recordings and recording the desired source with KalturaCapture. In this article:
This article is for owners and co-editors of media in Kaltura.
When videos are uploaded to Kaltura in Canvas, they are automatically captioned by using automatic speech recognition (ASR).
Use this article to learn more about Kaltura Analytics, which allows media owners and collaborators to better understand ho
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, collaboration, and outreach at the University of Minnesota. You can use Kaltura MediaSpace to:
When moving Moodle questions and question banks to the Canvas LMS, the images that are part of the question are often not included during the transfer.  This has happened with .csv files and importing the Moodle .ims
Screencast-O-Matic is available to all University of Minnesota faculty and staff, and to students EXCEPT those students who have 
AppsToGo is an online service that can be used to run SQL Developer. With AppsToGo, no installation of SQL Developer is required.
Setup Elevator will need to be enabled within your Canvas course site before you can begin using it.
Google Meet may be a good option for alternative instruction. However, there are a few technical considerations to be aware of when evaluating Google Hangouts Meet.
YouTube is not part of the University of Minnesota Google Core Apps Suite. This means:
YouTube is not part of the University of Minnesota Google Core Apps Suite. This means:
When entering into a contract with Zoom, the University's Office of Information Technology ensured full review of the contract terms and conditions and Zoom's privacy policy.
You can share scheduling and in-event hosting privileges with other people in your Zoom events.
You can enroll in free Live Remote Training Sessions facilitated by Zoom Train
If you see a black screen when you attempt to share your screen, check Zoom's troubleshoo
Use Zoom's video layout instructions if you want to change your meeting view during a
You can join a Zoom meeting's audio with your computer, or
Use Zoom's article comparing Zoom Meetings and Webinars to decide which tool is best for your needs. 
As a meeting host, you can split meeting participants into breakout rooms when scheduling the meeting.
Use this feature if you want to let someone else host a meeting or webinar that you have scheduled. This may be helpful if you are out of the office or late to your meeting or webinar.
You do not need a webcam in order to join a Zoom meeting or webinar.  However, without a webcam, you will not be able to enable video. Things you will still be able to do include:
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and personally identifying information.
As a meeting host, you can view or download a roster of meeting participants.
There are two Zoom account types at the University of Minnesota:  
Zoom can change the way you teach and interact with learners, by giving you the ability to hold online office hours with learners anywhere in the world on a one-time or recurring basis.
The host key is a 6-digit PIN tied to your Zoom account. It is not meeting-specific. You can use your host key to claim host privileges in the following circumstances:
If you cannot use your computer or smartphone to join a Zoom meeting, or if you do not have the bandwidth required for a video meeting, you can 
Zoom has international dial-in numbers available for an extensive and growing list of countries throughout the world. Participants from abroad can join UMN-hosted Zoom meetings or webinars via telephone if they cannot
Use Zoom's instructions to join the meeting audio on an iPhone or iPad.
Use Zoom's iOS instructions to share your screen on an iPhone or iPad.
Intended Audience: Students or any user from the University of Minnesota joining Zoom meetings as a Participant or Attendee.
Use Zoom's instructions to join a meeting with the Zoom web client, but make sure you are
The HCC, or Health Care Component, is a group of faculty, students, or staff who work closely with private health information and are subject to a Business Associates Agreement (BAA) with Zoom to ensure HIPAA complian
University of Minnesota students, staff, faculty, departmental, and sponsored accounts can livestream from Zoom meetings or webinars to Youtube Live and other streaming services.
You can log in to Zoom from multiple places depending on your needs. For the most seamless meeting experience, always make sure you log into Zoom.
The University of Minnesota's Zoom web conferencing includes a feature that uses automatic transcription to turn the spoken word into text, in real-time.
You can use the breakout rooms feature in a Zoom meeting to allow multiple simultaneous group di
The Meeting Settings page in your
As the host or co-host in a meeting, you can manage your participants, including muting and unmuting participants to manage background noise and distractions.
Your Profile page in your
Use Zoom's instructions to optimize your shared video in a meeting.
The polling feature for meetings and webinars allows you to ask polling questions.
If you are hosting a webinar and want attendees to take a survey or be taken to a specific webpage afterward, you can create a survey from within the Zoom Portal, or you can share a survey you create on another platfo
If you're hosting a Zoom Video Webinar, these steps will help you create the best experience for your panelists, co-ho
As a Zoom host, you can record your meeting or webinar.
Use Zoom's instructions to rotate or change the orientation of your camera feed.
Becoming comfortable with Zoom's scheduling and invitation features will help you host successful meetings. In this article:
You can allow someone else to schedule meetings and webinars on your behalf in Zoom.
Zoom offers step-by-step instructions for using Microsoft Powerpoint presentations with screen sharing in their Help Center article
Follow the recommendations below to keep your Zoom Meetings secure and free from disruption.
This article details the options for creating short, convenient links to your Personal Meeting Room. In this article:
You can set a playback range for a Zoom cloud recording that you share with other
You can use Zoom to share your desktop, window, or application with meeting attendees.
If you want other meeting attendees to see what you are working on, you can share your screen by selecting the Share Screen button in the Zoom menu bar.
Synchronous class sessions, in which everyone logs in to a web conferencing system at a pre-scheduled time, are one way to create engagement and foster community in your fully online courses.
Before joining a meeting, test your audio with the device you intend to use.
For the best meeting experience, test your video before your Zoom meeting.
If you have a slower connection to the internet, it can take additional time to upload local recordings to Kaltura.
Troubleshoot audio issues with Zoom's instructions linked in this resource.
Remote Online Notary (RON) requires additional steps to be valid for MN statutes.
You can use the Call-Out feature in a Zoom meeting or Webinar to invite yourself or someone else to join the audio by telephone.
The dual-monitor display feature allows you to see the video on one monitor and the screen share on another monitor simultaneously.  
If your webcam is not working with Zoom on your Lenovo laptop, there are some simple troubleshooting steps that you can take using
The Waiting Room feature in Zoom allows the meeting host to control when a participant joins the meeting. Waiting rooms have additional customization features available in the Zoom Portal.
You can register for and watch recordings of Live Training Sessions facilitated by Zoom Trainers in the Zoom Learning Center.
Zoom offers an extensive collection of brief video tutorials on the
The Zoom for Google Calendar add-on allows you to schedule and join meetings directly from a Google Calendar event.

Resources

Sound can make or break a multimedia production, whether it’s an audio slideshow, a documentary video or an interactive narrative. 
Article from Geekazine on some simple tips that help with making video conferencing of all types a more pleasant experience for everyone.
Helpful points on making a better live recording.
Content chunking, for instructional design, is the strategy of breaking up content into shorter, bite-size pieces that are more manageable and easier to remember.
Content chunking, for instructional design, is the strategy of breaking up content into shorter, bite-size pieces that are more manageable and easier to remember.
Good audio is critical to your elearning success.  You might be a great instructional designer and create the most engaging courses possible.  But it all falls apart if the audio quality in your course is not ve
In a recent study, researchers identified the design factors that were most valued by participants in terms of promoting an engaging online learning experience.
In a recent study, researchers identified the design factors that were most valued by participants in terms of promoting an engaging online learning experience.
This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. 
This presentation will introduce a rubric-based method of auditing online courses for their maturity on three dimensions of development. 
This guide consists of introductory comments, worksheets, and action questions in each of the three major phases of Integrated Course Design.
Good audio is an essential component for a good meeting.
We recommend the following steps for those who are just getting started with Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
We recommend the following steps for those who are just getting started with Canvas at the University of Minnesota.
How to Access Courses in Canvas Canvas can be accessed through the MyU portal under Key Links or on the Academics tab, or by going directly to 
How to Access Courses in Canvas Canvas can be accessed through the MyU portal under Key Links or on the Academics tab, or by going directly to 
If you have permission to publish your course, these directions show you how to publish your course in the Course Home Page sidebar.
Leaving an Assignment unpublished allows it to remain in a draft state. Unpublished assignments are invisible to students and excluded from grade calculations.
You can remove students from Scheduler Appointments in the course calendar if necessary.
Additional learning tools, sometimes called learning apps, external tools or LTI's, can be added to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. 
Additional learning tools, sometimes called learning apps, external tools or LTI's, can be added to Canvas to extend the core functionality and features of the system. 
A paper from ScienceDirect on Using online collaboration applications for group assignments. You may be prompted to log into the UofM Library system to gain access to this research paper.
Chunking is a concept embedded in the world of instructional and information design.
Chunking is a concept embedded in the world of instructional and information design.
Our computer facilities are equipped with up-to-date hardware, as listed in the table below. * - DVD burners available.
Health and Safety Guidelines Please note the following when using a lab space on campus:
This source is an example of a branching scenario that provides practice in cultural awareness for noncommissioned officers.
The central message of this book is that there are ways of creating learning experiences that can sufficiently impact the outcomes for students and instructors.
This is an example of a branching scenario that provides methods for dealing with office issues.
We provide service and support for collegiate instructional facilities/computer labs. Commitments are made to customers and end-users involving service, standardization of technology and processes, security, etc.
This online book shares the stories of those who are using the principles of Integrated Course Design; you will learn "how different people are applying these ideas in multiple contexts and what happens when they do."
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
Simple steps for embedding YouTube videos and playlists.
The purpose of this page is to promote the design and administration of online exams that inhibit cheating and prevent the unauthorized distribution of exam materials by use of effective practices in the following are
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the pivot to Emergency Remote Teaching, instructors and stud
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the pivot to Emergency Remote Teaching, instructors and stud
This tutorial familiarizes faculty and staff with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the importance of protecting a student’s educational record.
Find support information for Google Currents on Google's help site.
Google Currents brand pages offer ways for organizations to reach out to followers, fans, and customers on Google.
Article from Google about how to access Google Drive and share and edit Google documents, slides, sheets, forms and drawings from within a Google Video Call (Hangout).
Abbreviated documentation on basics of Google Drive set up and functionality
Google Support document outlining basic and advanced search options in Google Drive. Note: Scroll down and click on Advanced Search options.
Google Support document which outlines process for changing the way documents are shared in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on making changes to your view and the sort order in Google Drive
Google Support document on real time communication with another Google user who is also working on the same Google Drive document
This short video from LinkedIn Learning demonstrates how to convert a file into the Google Doc format.
Google Support information on the creation, deletion and moving of a folder in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on how to delete and recover files stored in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center instructions on how to download and print files from Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the ability to collaboratively edit a single document in Google Drive with another Google user.
Limitations on file sizes in Google Drive
Locate a file if its parent folders no longer exist.
Keyboard shortcut commands for use in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center guide on sharing files or folders with specific people, adding comments and replies, making edit suggestions, and working with suggested edits of Google Documents in Google Drive
Important considerations before moving or deleting information in shared folders.
LinkedIn Learning video guide to funcationality and navigation in the Google Drive application
Google Support document with instructions on recovering a Google Drive document
Google provided information on requirements for using Google Drive.
Google Support site reviews process of searching for files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning how-to video on searching for files and folders in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on how to share files from Google Drive with other users of Google
Google Support instructional document on sorting files in Google Drive
Suggesting an edit to others working on the same document
Information on tracking changes made to your files stored in Google Drive
Google Support document giving steps to change ownership of documents stored in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video explanation of files compatible for storage in Google Drive
Google Support document with instructions on uploads to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning video how-to on uploading files to Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on using stars to group files in Google Drive
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the use of a preview lightbox for file searches in Google Drive
Google Workspace Learning Center how-to guide on set up and use of Google Drive 
A resource discussing several strategies, such as folder structure and tagging, that can help improve your Google Drive when used with departments or teams.
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on contributing to files shared with you through Google Drive
Google Support document outlining how to convert Office files to Google Doc format
LinkedIn Learning instructional video on the sharing of documents through Google Drive and responding to/adding revisions
LinkedIn Learning video instructions on creation and maintenance of folders in Google Drive
Find help creating, editing and formating Google Forms.
Short article from 9to5 Google on how the use of Google Drive app within a hangout has been removed. Now users are to use the chat box for sharing any Google Driv items.
Learn about Google Hangouts on Google's help site.
The Google Hangouts Meet Help Center can help learn how to start and join meetings and use different settings in the meeting.
Webpage with link to download Google Video Calls (Hangouts) plugin required for most browsers to enter a video call.
Short video from Ronnie Bincer about how Google (Hangouts sometimes auto-mutes participants.
Web page from Google with information on how to start a Google Video Call (Hangout), including how to set up your computer and computer browser in advance.
Overview of how to use Google Video Calls with Google Calendar, including how to add a video call to a calendar event.
Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive psychology.
Chunking is a concept that originates from the field of cognitive psychology.
The key is to design tasks that are truly collaborative, meaning the students will benefit more from doing the activity as a group than doing it alone.
The key is to design tasks that are truly collaborative, meaning the students will benefit more from doing the activity as a group than doing it alone.
To optimize your zoom experience, follow these tips for your device and internet connection.
Presence is the most important best practice for an online course. Learn techniques to establish instructor presence.
You may have heard about instances of unwanted, upsetting online classroom disruptions (Zoombombings).
In the interest of supporting student success, the Learning Analytics DiaLOG group observed three focus group discussions that in
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This resource opens to a slide presentation give at an Educause Conference. The presenter is from Virginia Tech. 
The University protects the rights of students with respect to their education records.
Library Media Services provides comprehensive course support for the integration of media assignments into teaching and publishes related case studies.
To access the Moodle systems below, you must be on the University of Minnesota campus network.
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic Year
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects
This page contains detailed information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects Moodle for Academic
This page contains information about how the Moodle Lifecycle Process affects older Moodle instances that predate the
This page describes the lifecycle of Moodle systems at the University of Minnesota.
Watch pre-recorded webinars covering a variety of Qualtrics and survey topics
This resource from CloudFind provides some best practices for using Google Drive with your team.
Find resources for educators who enable in Canvas the online homework, tutorial, and assessment learning materials designed to accompany textbooks published by Pearson Education.
The use of discussion forums as a vehicle for learning is based on the pedagogical tenets of collaborative learning theory, which call for collaboration between participants, experimentation, and open inquiry.
The use of discussion forums as a vehicle for learning is based on the pedagogical tenets of collaborative learning theory, which call for collaboration between participants, experimentation, and open inquiry.
Purchase an iClicker 2 device and/or a REEF Polling license.
The Office of eLearning provides faculty and staff support for Quality Matters,
The Office of eLearning provides faculty and staff support for Quality Matters,
The Qualtrics license grants the University of Minnesota permission to use the software solely for University purposes, and expressly prohibits use by third parties.
Find answers to frequently asked Qualtrics questions.
Learn the basics of using Qualtrics or dive into advanced topics.
If you are considering surveying anyone at the University of Minnesota, you must follow the Survey Project Approval Process outlined below.
How to setup and use REEF Polling by i>clicker so that you can use your laptop, smart phone, or tablet to answer questions in class and review the material afterwards.
Learn about ResponseWare on the Turning Technologies site. It can be used with any web-enabled device and allows participants to view and respond to interactive questions. 
YouTube is a video sharing service provided by Google, and all users must abide by Google's terms of service.
YouTube is a video sharing service provided by Google, and all users must abide by Google's terms of service.
Scanners are found in many of our computer facilities.
Quick article from Teacher Tech (Alice Keeler) on how to choose which video has the main focus in a Google Video Call (Hangout).
This source provides samples of branching scenarios for different professions.
This source provides samples of branching scenarios for different professions.
Tips and tricks to help you record quality videos with your smartphone.
Student media assignments engage students in course content and provide opportunities for reflection and deeper learning. See examples from the College of Education + Human Development.
A Website that provides survey-related resources to the University of Minnesota community, including links to technologies supported on campus and information about best practices and community groups.
A resource for students who are assigned group work for their courses.
This short, 4-minute video walks you through the process of making a recording using TechSmith Relay.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) created this checklist to help instructors create effective online courses.
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) created this checklist to help instructors create effective online courses.
Learn how to set up a branching scenario properly, no matter what tool you decide to develop it in.
Learn how to set up a branching scenario properly, no matter what tool you decide to develop it in.
Get an overview for instructors and presenters on the Turning Technologies site.
Learn how to set up and use TurningPoint Cloud software and receiver connection.
This self-paced course contains a series of short videos designed to help instructors learn how to use Canvas.
In this paper two collaborative activities are explored, namely a simple Case Study (moderate level of structuredness) and the Case Study joint with the Jigsaw (higher level of structuredness).
Professional video technicians are available to support your conferences, webinars, meetings, and other live events.
VoiceThread is a tool that facilitates having online conversations around media.
Compare web conferencing tools available at the University; always start with your objectives before deciding on the tool.
When should you go to the trouble of designing a branching scenario? See some examples.
When should you go to the trouble of designing a branching scenario? See some examples.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
Directions on how to add subtitles, closed captioning, and transcriptions to a YouTube video.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
YouTube directions for adding subtitles, captioning, and transcriptions to YouTube videos.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Find how-to articles on using YouTube.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
Learn answers to commonly asked questions on this YouTube site.
The following are examples of how University of Minnesota groups have successfully used YouTube.
The following are examples of how University of Minnesota groups have successfully used YouTube.
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
YouTube: Uploading, Sharing, Embedding video
Before Your Meeting or Webinar Set up Registration. For public events, set up a Zoom registration page. People with a valid email will receive an email with the link to the event.

Self-Help Guides

This self-help guide walks you through the process of planning, creating, and using methods of assessment and evaluation in Canvas.
This self-help guide helps you use tools available within Canvas to communicate with your students.
This self-help guide is a starting point for faculty and staff who need to develop a course in Canvas.
This self-help guide is for instructors and students alike. It guides instructors on how to set up and facilitate Groups in their Canvas courses. It also informs students on how to collaborate within Groups.
This guide walks through how to create and customize a Canvas course homepage using a Design Tools template.
The Google Drive self-help guide provides how-to instructions for common tasks such as organizing and finding files and folders, sharing and working together on documents, and downloading and printing files.
Hold an online meeting using the Google Hangouts App.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach.
Kaltura is a media management platform for teaching, learning, and outreach.
This self-help guide will help anyone who presents at, schedules, or supports online meetings and webinars through Zoom.  To learn more about using Zoom for online office hours or smaller meetings, check out 
Zoom, an online video conferencing system, is now available to the UMN community!  Compare Zoom to Google Hangouts 

User Stories

Why capture a guest expert lecture or presentation on video?
The benefits of student group work are well documented:
The benefits of student group work are well documented:
Demonstration videos help students learn because they can both see and hear the proper way to do things at every step.
Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) media production staff collaborated with Professor Wissinger to create 24short technique videos and six tip videos, which were uploaded to YouTube and embedded on the class site.