Faculty Tutorial Videos
In addition to course design, the Office of Instructional Design also offers online and face-to-face workshop training sessions in the use of Canvas and eCollege LMSs, third-party tools such as Kaltura, VoiceThread, and Turnitin, and online teaching issues such as student engagement or best practices for accessibility and universal design.
Below are training and how-to videos, both from OID and from the makers of online teaching tools. These are made for faculty to view at their own pace, as needed. If you are interested in attending OID's online and in-person training workshops live, please visit the Faculty Training Workshops page to view our offerings and register for sessions. If you prefer how-to webpages, please visit our website's Resource Center and the Help Desk Support Center.
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This section is designed for faculty who are migrating from eCollege to Canvas. It contains short, focused video tutorials showing some of the differences between the eCollege and Canvas Learning Management Systems.
Instructure, the makers of Canvas, maintains a large archive of high quality how-to video guides to Canvas. We strongly recommend exploring these videos!
Some videos you may find especially useful are:
This is an overview of the Canvas Learning Management System and covers how to navigate the platform, load or edit a syllabus, generate the gradebook, create modules, and create basic content.
This video is intended for instructors who have a Canvas course shell set up and need to manage students, grade assignments, and administer the course. The video covers how to send messages, make announcements, grade, edit content and manage assignment settings, and how to manage student groups.
This video focuses on adding and editing course content using the Rich Content Editor and the link/embed menu options.
This video covers how to use the Inbox, Announcements, and gradebook comments to communicate with students, student groups, and whole classes.
This session is intended for users comfortable with completing basic tasks in Canvas, who would like to examine specific course tools in more depth. This session focuses on the Quizzes tool and how to create quizzes, exams, and surveys.
This video deals with the integrated web-conferencing tool, BigBlueButton. The video covers how to create, join, and participate in a Conference, including how to use polls and breakout rooms.
Third Party Videos
BigBlueButton is the web-conference tool integrated into the core of Canvas.
LearningStudio (eCollege) Videos
This video presents an overview of eCollege, system navigation, and basic course-building.
This video covers how to set up the gradebook, including how to add assignments, set points and weights, create rubrics, and enter grades.
This video covers how to create and grade quizzes and exams, including creating and re-ordering questions, using question banks, grading, and adjusting grades.
This video deals with how to use the Rich Text Editor, how to add and format text, how to add images, and how to include links or embed videos.
This video introduces the ClassLive (Blackboard Collaborate) webconferencing tool, how to start a session, how to use the whiteboard, share files, open websites inside the session, and take polls.
Third-party Tool Videos
Kaltura MediaSpace is a video recording and streaming tool.
This training video covers how to access your Kaltura account, record, edit, and upload video, and how to embed videos in your course.
Third Party Videos
PowToons, a service integrated with our instance of Kaltura, offers a short tutorial on how to create animated videos by editing simple templates.
Kaltura, the makers of MediaSpace, also offer the following video tutorials in using the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder:
Kaltura offers the following video tutorials on using the In-video Quiz option in MediaSpace:
VoiceThread is a discussion tool that allows users to annotate and create text or multimedia comments on a central media item (slide, PDF, video, image, etc.).
This video focuses on the basics of creating and sharing a VoiceThread.
Third Party Videos
VoiceThread offers the following tutorial videos on their Support webpage:
- See all pages in the Create category.
- See all pages in the Editing category.
- See all pages in the Sharing category.
Doodling on a VoiceThread (annotating a VoiceThread)
Turnitin is a tool for detecting plagiarism in written work.
This video covers how to create a Turnitin assignment, in your course, how to edit Turnitin settings, and how to use Turnitin originality reports as a teaching tool for your students.
Third Party Videos
Turnitin offers the following tutorial videos on the Turnitin Academy YouTube channel:
Camtasia is a desktop application by TechSmith; faculty and staff will need to purchase it if your department does not have a license already. It allows users to make sophisticated screencasts and webcam recordings, edit the video and audio tracks, and add effects such as zoom or highlighting actions on the screen. TechSmith maintains a library of high-quality video tutorials.
If you are using an older version of Camtasia, be sure to take a look at the tutorials specific to that version:
Online Teaching Issues Videos
This webinar video covers the specific needs of online students, and how to manage the online teaching environment. We will briefly cover measurable outcomes and backwards course design.
This webinar video demonstrates how to find the license of course materials, how to perform a Fair Use assessment, and how to locate Open Educational Resources (OER). We will also cover some of the best ways to present both copyrighted and Open materials to online students, including course-packs, e-reserves, and streaming from the Swank movie catalog.
This session discusses some of the causes of academic dishonesty, and suggests some tactics that can be used to ensure student authentication and honesty in online courses, including proctoring options and assessment alternatives for exam-heavy courses.
This short tutorial video demonstrates how to find, schedule, and use the iTV Project Studio, a self-service recording room set up for faculty, so that you can record quality video lectures and demonstrations with just a few buttons to push.
Accessibilty and Universal Design Videos
This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.
This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.
This video focuses on how to use the math editors of common Learning Management Systems to create accessible mathematical equations on the web, and how to convert LaTeX to MathML.
This video will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.