Faculty Training 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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Canvas Videos

eCollege Videos

Third-party Tool Videos

Online Teaching Issues Videos

Accessibility and Universal Design Videos

 

Canvas Videos

Instructure Videos

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:

 

COHLIT Videos

Introduction to Canvas

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.

Managing Your Canvas Course

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.

Adding and Editing Content in Canvas

This video focuses on adding and editing course content using the Rich Content Editor and the link/embed menu options.

Communication Tools in Canvas

This video covers how to use the Inbox, Announcements, and gradebook comments to communicate with students, student groups, and whole classes.

Exams and Surveys in Canvas

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.

Conferences / BigBlueButton in Canvas

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

COHLIT Videos

Introduction to eCollege

This video presents an overview of eCollege, system navigation, and basic course-building.

eCollege: Gradebook and Rubrics

This video covers how to set up the gradebook, including how to add assignments, set points and weights, create rubrics, and enter grades.

eCollege: Exams and Question Banks

This video covers how to create and grade quizzes and exams, including creating and re-ordering questions, using question banks, grading, and adjusting grades.

Using the Visual Editor in eCollege

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.

Introduction to ClassLive

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

Kaltura MediaSpace is a video recording and streaming tool.

COHLIT Videos

Kaltura MediaSpace - Recording and Streaming Videos

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

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

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.).

COHLIT Vidoes

Using VoiceThread in Your Course

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:

Creating a VoiceThread

Commenting on a VoiceThread

Doodling on a VoiceThread (annotating a VoiceThread)

 

Turnitin

Turnitin is a tool for detecting plagiarism in written work.

COHLIT Videos

Using Turnitin in Your Course

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

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.

Record, Edit, Share

Transitions, Annotations, & Effects

Animations & Effects

Editing Audio

Produce & Share

If you are using an older version of Camtasia, be sure to take a look at the tutorials specific to that version:

Camtasia Studio 8 (Windows)

Camtasia 2 (Mac)

 

Online Teaching Issues Videos

COHLIT Videos

Intro to Teaching Online

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.

Using Copyrighted or Open Educational Materials

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.

How to use the Rutgers iTV Project Studio

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

COHLIT Videos

Accessibility and Universal Design: Text and Documents

This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Images and Videos

This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Math & Equations

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.

Accessibility and Universal Design: Course Management

This video will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.