Baylor provides a variety of resources to help you to produce your courses online:
- Cisco Webex
- Kaltura Capture
- PowerPoint Narration
- Respondus Monitor
- Microsoft Teams
- Electronic Reserves
- Online Library Resources
- Technology Resources for Working Remotely
- Equipment Checkout
- Keep Working (Remotely)
- Alternative Resources
Canvas is a course management system that allows instructors to make course materials and resources readily available to students via the web and to engage students in online collaboration projects. With Canvas, you can post online presentations, make announcements, use discussion boards, deliver online quizzes, and even conference with your students over the web.
Zoom is a video collaboration platform available via the Web or using the Zoom app that integrates video meetings, voice, webinars, as well as chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. It can be used for one-on-one conversations or group meetings.
Cisco Webex extends the collaboration tools within our learning management system to allow for synchronous web virtual classroom environments. It can also be used for study sessions, tutorials, office hours or even guest lecturers. Beyond the classroom, Webex can be used by faculty and staff to conduct meetings or have presentations online. All faculty and staff have Webex accounts.
The Kaltura Media Platform is a set of tools for creating, editing, managing, searching, and delivering video and audio content online. These tools are available to all users within the Canvas LMS and standalone at Mediaspace.baylor.edu. The recommended way to record media and upload it to Kaltura is by using Kaltura Capture. This simple program will allow you to record up to two video sources along with one audio source. Install and launch Kaltura Capture from My Media by clicking Add New > Create Media. You can use either your computer's built-in microphone and/or webcam or an external mic and/or camera.
In Microsoft PowerPoint, users may record slide-by-slide narration using an inexpensive microphone or headset and upload their presentations to Canvas, making it easy for students to revisit presentations online at their own convenience.
Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom web browser that locks down the testing environment within online quizzes in Canvas. Respondus Monitor is a built-in companion for LockDown Browser that enables assessment sessions to be recorded with a webcam. Students use their own computer and a webcam to record assessment sessions, all without leaving Canvas. Powerful analytics are used to detect suspicious behaviors during an exam session. Video segments with potential exam violations are flagged for the instructor, with an overall risk level assigned to the exam session.
- Respondus Information
- Best Practices for Exam Setup
- Best Practices for Students Using Respondus
- Lockdown Browser Student Download
Teams is a virtual communications platform that empowers people to work together remotely. Baylor faculty and staff can create Teams to chat, meet, call and collaborate - all in one place. The Teams app is available for Windows, Mac, mobile devices, and on the web. You can download Teams for all platforms at portal.office.com.
- Microsoft Office Portal
- Microsoft Teams Introduction (featuring Teams Tuesday sessions!)
- Support Request Form
Box provides faculty, staff and students with secure storage of files that includes mobile access. Collaboration can be quickly set up in Box, with the ability to designate different levels of access. Large course files that would exceed the Canvas course quota should be uploaded and shared via Box.
Q: How can I use Box as a drop folder for uploads only?
A: You can set up "File Request" on a Box folder. This will allow others to upload files to a folder without inviting them as a collaborator. It also prevents those users from seeing the files that others have uploaded.
Users are not required to log in to upload, so you may need to check the box to require users to provide an email address when a file is uploaded; otherwise you won't be able to tell who uploaded which file.
Copied materials (journal articles, exams, class notes, etc.) may be placed on Electronic Reserve. For more information or questions about reserve services, contact Brenda Anderson.
The best way to access the libraries' electronic resources (resources that can be searched for articles and other types of information on a wide variety of topics) is to use OneSearch or a discipline-based database. While OneSearch will provide a very broad search across most content available through the Baylor Libraries, a discipline-specific database will provide more targeted resources within the discipline. Off-campus access to these resources is authenticated with an active Bear ID, password, and Duo two-factor (when appropriate).
This collection of resources will enable you to access Baylor online resources and effectively collaborate with colleagues from a remote, Internet-connected location.
The university has a limited number of laptops, web cameras, document cameras, microphones, and select adapters available. Please complete the following online form to request equipment.
Equipment Check-out Request Form
(Bear ID, password and Duo two-factor required)
Baylor's Keep Working site provides guidance and resources for faculty and staff who are working remotely
With many of the traditional tools experiencing heavier-than-normal loads, you may have to consider alternative tools and resources to use to distribute your content to students. These following are publicly available tools that may not be provided by Baylor University but may be useful as you rapidly move your class online.
- YouTube - Videos marked as unlisted can be shared by a direct links.
- Vimeo - Videos uploaded to Vimeo are publicly viewable, but can be added to Canvas.
- Microsoft Stream - Videos can be uploaded to MS Stream and shared with other users at Baylor.
- Microsoft Teams - Teams can support up to 250 users.
- Microsoft Teams in Canvas - Schedule Teams meetings in Canvas.
- Zoom - Free Zoom accounts can be used to host online meetings.
- Windows 10 Screen Recording - Press the Windows button + G key on your keyboard.
- Recording with PowerPoint
- iOS 13 Capture - Record your screen from your iPhone or iPad.
- Techsmith Snagit - Paid screencapture tool, offered free until June 30, 2020
- Screen Capture and Publishing using Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Stream
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