Topic: Communicate & collaborate

Plan and reflect together in MS Whiteboard

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You can start Whiteboard with a blank slate, or (on the PC desktop version) use a ready made template to help you plan your time, or reflect on tasks and gather feedback. Whiteboard is useful for identifying where there are gaps in student knowledge with instant feedback, and then...

Share ideas in MS Whiteboard

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Whiteboard lets you to draw mindmaps in real time. Students can get a sense of an idea developing and contribute to it, live, or asynchronously with each student adding their ideas at their own pace. This is especially useful on a tablet or mobile device. Whiteboard can be used...

Connect with students in MS Whiteboard

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It’s crucial for an instructor to give feedback to online learners and let them do the same. Whiteboard has tools to create basic polling with these ideas. Ask students to jot a sticky note about how they feel about a task. Get students to ‘like’ sticky notes, text blocks...

Clearly communicate a session schedule in Canvas

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These templates are structured for varying levels of detail. You could choose to include a subject schedule, giving a high-level outline for the entire session, a detailed weekly overview with schedule, or an overview of a module covering several weeks. These templates are specific to your faculty. If you do...

LX Accessible Content Practices

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Some students might experience barriers when accessing content in your subject. Adding content to your subject sites and learning materials in a certain way can help remove these barriers and create an inclusive and accessible learning environment. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of...

Language: accessible practice

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Ensuring that you use clear language in your subject is important for all students – and critical for some who might find it harder to fill in the gaps. We asked our Digital Accessibility Ambassadors – UTS students with lived experience of disability about why using clear language in your...

Use breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams

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You must be the meeting organiser and use the Teams desktop client to access the breakout rooms option, and to manage breakout rooms and participants. If you want to use breakout rooms, you will either need to start a Meet Now meeting in a standard channel. Calls from chat...

Use Zoom in Canvas

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Navigate to your Canvas subject site. If ‘Zoom’ is visible in the left hand subject navigation menu, proceed to the next step. If not, select ‘Settings’ from the bottom of the menu. Under the ‘Navigation’ tab, drag and drop the Zoom item from the bottom section of the menu,...

Set up Zoom for a classroom on campus

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There are limitations to using Zoom during a live classroom, as you need to be aware of what your remote participants can and can’t hear. If you have the opportunity, we strongly recommend testing out your Zoom meeting setup before running it. If something goes wrong, a majority of...

Zoom basics: access Zoom and schedule meetings

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All staff and students at UTS have automatic access to a Zoom premium account without needing to sign up. Premium access has more features than a free Zoom account, so it’s important to log in correctly to ensure you have full access to all features in UTS Zoom and...

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