ECEC - Instructional Technologies

Essential Instructional Technologies

With the changes of teaching mode in Fall 2020, Instructional Technology will play an essential role in course delivery, student engagement, learning assessment, etc. Here is a list of Instructional Technologies that will help you reform your teaching in the fall. 

Canvas 101

This is a self-paced Canvas instructor orientation course that offers all aspects you should know about Canvas. You may go through each module or select the topics relevant to your teaching. 

Zoom

Zoom is a cloud-based, web collaboration service that connects multiple conference rooms and remote users for online classes, meetings, and group projects.

Getting started with Zoom is easy! Go to https://unl.zoom.us/ to access your UNL Zoom account. The following are some quick tutorial videos to help answer some of the basic questions about using Zoom.

Joining a Meeting

Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy! Discover the options for joining meetings based on your requirements and to ensure the best meeting experience possible. To view the video in another tab and to access the video transcript, click here: Join a Meeting

Joining and Configuring Audio & Video

Learn the options for joining and configuring Zoom's audio and video settings. To view the video in another tab and to access the video transcript, click here: Joining and Configuring Audio & Video

Meeting Controls

Get a quick introduction to the basic meeting controls available on Zoom. To view the video in another tab and to access the video transcript, click here: Meeting Controls

Sharing Your Screen

This video covers screen sharing and related Zoom collaboration tools. To view the video in another tab and to access the video transcript, click here: Sharing Your Screen

Recording a Zoom Meeting

Zoom offers easy recording. Learn how to make a recording and configure the recording settings. To view the video in another tab and to access the video transcript, click here: Recording a Zoom Meeting

VidGrid

VidGrid is the UNL Academic Video system you can record and manage your videos. This is a self-paced VidGrid tutorial that you can follow to learn about VidGrid: https://canvas.unl.edu/courses/50519

CATME

CATME SMARTER Teamwork is a system of secure, web-based tools that enable instructors to implement best practices in managing student teams.  The tools and training are supported by the literature on teamwork and training, along with independent empirical research. 

As an instructor, CATME can help you to:

  • Gather information from students and provide feedback to students.
  • Understand their student teams’ processes, team-members’ contributions, and students’ perspectives on their experience.
  • Be aware of problems occurring in their students’ teams.
  • Hold students accountable for contributing to their teams.
  • Use best practices when managing student team experiences.

Please visit CATME site to learn more about this tool. 

PDF Annotation

A lot of times, instructors would like to annotate on a document to write out ideas, visualize concepts, demonstrate equation solving, etc. It provides the opportunity for students to follow along, and be actively engaged with the content. There are different tools that can facilitate this type of activity while teaching remotely.

Microsoft OneNote

Drawboard PDF