You can use a variety of tools for online small group discussions. We have outlined solutions, rated them for the effort required, and identified key considerations.
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.

Good Practices

Use this checklist to create an accessible Canvas quiz.
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?
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.
As faculty and instructors adapt to online and blended learning, it's important that students are prepared to be successful online learners.
Technology tool options for students to create individual or group presentations they can submit to Canvas for the purposes of assessment.
Creating videos for courses is time intensive and the process of creating, publishing and sharing your media with students can be overwhelming. Kaltura integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to easily upload and share video content.
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.


Libraries staff experts consult throughout the University and provide training on topics related to copyright and intellectual property in research, teaching, publishing, and other creative contexts.

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 takes you through the basic process of building a Canvas course site from the ground up, starting with creating and linking content, building assessments, and choosing final course settings.
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 an introduction for integrating media into your Canvas course site using Kaltura.
Use this self-help guide to prepare your final course grades in Canvas and send them to Faculty Center/PeopleSoft.
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.

User Stories

Why capture a guest expert lecture or presentation on video?
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.