FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Baylor's resources that support online teaching and learning are hosted in a variety of locations. Resources with FAQs are listed below. Below are general questions about online instruction and learning. If you cannot find what you are looking for, click Keep Teaching in the banner above and try the Search on the front page. For individual assistance, select the Getting Support menu item above.

Keep Teaching FAQs

1. How can my students work collaboratively in groups?
2. My student doesn't have access to the textbook. What do I do?
3. Where can I attend a live training session on Canvas, Kaltura, or Webex?
4. Do faculty give up intellectual property rights to course materials they put online in Canvas?
5. What can I do to help ensure academic integrity during online quizzes and exams?




Keep Teaching FAQs

1. How can my students work collaboratively in groups?
Several digital resources are available for working collaboratively, even when students are away. Microsoft Teams provides tools for meeting, group chat, video conferencing, file editing, and other. Students can download MS Teams from Office365. Box is also available to students for sharing and collaborating on files. Aside from Baylor-provided options, free tools like FaceTime, GroupMe, and others are likely to be familiar to your students.
More Information: Microsoft Teams FAQs

2. My student doesn't have access to the textbook. What do I do?
First see if the publisher can provide an electronic version of the textbook. Some publishing companies are making exceptions during COVID-19. If you do not have a publisher contact, email Larissa Rupley at the Baylor Bookstore with Department, Course Number, Title of Textbook, and ISBN. If you are unable to secure an electronic textbook, you may make a digital copy but fair use indicates it is imperative that only the amount needed to meet instructional purposes during the specified time be digitized and the digital copy is made available to the students in the course. For example, if over the next two weeks, the students need to read three chapters of the textbook, digitize only those chapters, not the entire work. On the other hand, if the students need to read an entire work during that same two-week period, digitize the entire work. Should you need assistance digitizing and making material available, submit a copyright research guide or send a message to copyright@baylor.edu.

3. Where can I attend a live training session on Canvas, Kaltura, or Webex?
Training opportunities are available in-person and online. Register at https://libcal.baylor.edu/.

4. Do faculty give up intellectual property rights to course materials they put online in Canvas?
Baylor has published Canvas Access Guidelines which state that course content within a course in Canvas is presumed to be the intellectual property of the instructor-of-record for that course. More information can be found in Baylor's Intellectual Property Policy.

5. What can I do to help ensure academic integrity during online quizzes and exams?
You can require your students to take the quizzes and exams using Respondus LockDown Browser and record the student using Respondus Monitor.
More Information: https://www.respondus.com/downloads/RLDB-QuickStartGuide-Instructor-Instructure.pdf

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