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  • A web class is a cohort of students who are receiving their instruction by means of the internet. These students are granted access to a course within our Learning Management System as well as a dedicated virtual classroom environment where the Instructor meets them every week to deliver their instruction remotely. Students access the virtual classroom by way of a link within their assigned course housed within the LMS. In addition to providing an integrated link to the Virtual Classroom, the course also provides students with access the three most recent class recordings and any other activities and resources the Instructor has opted to share (weekly quizzes, downloadable resources (such as PowerPoint Presentations, Word documents, etc.). Instructors can also arrange for the LMS to facilitate the mid-term.
  • Virtual instructor training

    1. 1. Web Class Instructor Training Introductory Training - LMS and Adobe Connect
    2. 2. Record Now
    3. 3. <ul><li>AGENDA </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>What is a web class? </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Adobe Connect </li></ul><ul><li>The First Night of Class </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Training </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introductions <ul><li>Name, Location, Company </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Experience </li></ul><ul><li>What You Will Be Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Impressions of e-Learning </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is a Web Class <ul><li>Cohort of students receiving instruction via the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Students granted access to a course within our Learning Management System (LMS) as well as a dedicated virtual classroom environment for real-time instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Midterms can be written in-class or online depending on student/instructor preference </li></ul><ul><li>Students have access to three most recent recordings in the event of technical difficulties, etc. </li></ul>
    6. 6. What’s a Web Class? Web Class Moodle Adobe Connect Learning Management System (LMS) Web Conferencing Application Synchronous Asynchronous Acts as access point for resources and learning activities and central resource repository Student interacts on his/her own time/schedule based on predetermined deadlines Real-time instruction delivered on a weekly basis at a set time Student interacts via various web conferencing tools (chat, poll, breakout)
    7. 7. Overview of Technology <ul><li>An LMS (Learning Management System) is a software application available online providing the ability to manage students, create and deploy content, track student activity and a number of other features, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated link to Virtual Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Central repository for resources (PowerPoint, links, glossary, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes, assignment drop box, gradebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midterms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive learning activities (wikis, blogs, discussion forums, etc.) </li></ul></ul>Learning Management System (Moodle)
    8. 8. Moodle
    9. 9. Screenshare LMS examples
    10. 10. Overview of Technology Web Conferencing Application (Adobe Connect) Often called the Virtual Classroom by Institute staff and students. Web conferencing software is used to conduct live meetings, training, or presentations via the Internet. In a web conference, each participant sits at his or her own computer and is connected to other participants via the internet. Audio can be delivered in a variety of ways. We use one-to-many VoIP.
    11. 11. Adobe Connect Overview <ul><li>Pods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poll </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File share and web links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Breakout Rooms & Layouts Roles VoIP Meeting Recording </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Pods
    13. 13. <ul><li>The Share pod controls let hosts and presenters share content in various ways. </li></ul><ul><li>When content is displayed in the Share pod, you can use a pointer to call attention to particular areas. </li></ul><ul><li>This session will only focus on uploading documents </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to job aid and try uploading a PP presentation yourself. </li></ul>Share Pod
    14. 14. <ul><li>Shows all students and their status </li></ul><ul><li>Students can raise their hands to ask questions using this pod </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to give students enhanced rights </li></ul><ul><li>Allows you to see students connection status </li></ul>Attendee Pod
    15. 15. <ul><li>Students type their questions here </li></ul><ul><li>If you are experiencing audio issues or checking audio, use this pod </li></ul><ul><li>Can email transcript </li></ul><ul><li>Can set options </li></ul>Chat Pod
    16. 16. <ul><li>Allows you to interact with your students </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create and share poll questions – refer to job aid and try. </li></ul>Poll Pod
    17. 17. Note Pod <ul><li>Note pod allows you to share notes with your students. </li></ul><ul><li>To create a note: </li></ul><ul><li>Pods  Note  New Note Pod </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for technical support information, reminders, etc… </li></ul>
    18. 18. Whiteboard Pod <ul><li>Whiteboard can be its own pod or can lay over your PP </li></ul>
    19. 19. Web Links Pod <ul><li>Can share and navigate to web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Pods  Web Links  New Web Links Pod </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to Job Aid and try this on your own. </li></ul>
    20. 20. File Share Pod <ul><li>Allows you to share files such as Word or Excel documents with your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Pods  File Share  New File Share </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to Job Aid and try. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Breakout Rooms and Layout <ul><li>Breakout rooms allow you to break your class into groups so they can conduct group work and discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Layouts – Adobe Connect allows you to create multiple layouts. </li></ul><ul><li>More on both if you like via additional training and Virtual Instructor Resource </li></ul>
    22. 22. Discuss <ul><li>Work with your group to find 3 ways that you could use Pods in your classes </li></ul>
    23. 23. Roles <ul><li>Host </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Participant </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to job aid and try changing roles </li></ul>
    24. 24. VoIP <ul><li>Voice over Internet Protocol </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many </li></ul><ul><li>Technical considerations & Setup </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to job aid – conduct Audio Setup Wizard (page 4-6) and regroup. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Recording Your Class <ul><li>Meeting  Record Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Good idea to incorporate a reminder into your PP and/or ask students to remind you. </li></ul>
    26. 26. The First Night of Class <ul><li>Ensure everything is setup and ready to go. Good idea to do this before the day of class just in case there are problems. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have not conducted a test session with your students, ask them to login early on the first night just in case they experience audio issues and need assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Remain calm….we are here to support you and students are very understanding when you are open/honest with them. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Troubleshooting <ul><li>You are not expected to be technical support for your students </li></ul><ul><li>If none of your students can hear you contact us after reviewing troubleshooting document </li></ul><ul><li>If one or two students can’t hear you, the problem is on their end. </li></ul><ul><li>There are some things you can check and suggestions you can make before having them call us. </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Speakers/Headsets connected and volume at an audible level. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer audio not muted and at an audible level. </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth. </li></ul><ul><li>Log out, log back in. </li></ul><ul><li>These are all detailed in the Student’s Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting document. It is in the course in </li></ul><ul><li>the LMS for your review. </li></ul>Troubleshooting
    29. 29. Resources and Support <ul><li>Documents in your course and in the Virtual Instructors’ </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Daytime: 1-866-362-8585 x 2328 </li></ul><ul><li>After-hours: 1-866-331-4970 </li></ul><ul><li>Email is not monitored after-hours.  After-hours is </li></ul><ul><li>defined as 4:15pm EST or later. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Best Practices - Technical <ul><li>USB microphone </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet room </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, test ahead of time with students in the exact environment you will be conducting the class from (computer, location, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>WIRED high-speed internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual lounge concept – play music before class starts with a poll pod asking students if they can hear your audio </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to handout for more </li></ul>
    31. 31. Best Practices - Pedagogical <ul><li>Engage your students using the tools available to you – poll pod, breakout rooms, chat, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare your “room” ahead of time and have a lesson plan prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the LMS to supplement/support your real-time instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Engage your students in discussion via the chat pod or even an off-line discussion via the Discussion forum module in the LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to handout for more </li></ul>
    32. 32. Additional Training <ul><li>If you would like advanced or additional training, please contact me to schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>416-362-8586 x2295 </li></ul>