July 13, 2020, by UNH IT Staff
Enterprise Technology & Services (ET&S) is preparing concurrent classrooms for the fall semester, making it possible for faculty to teach students both remotely and in-person simultaneously.
Along with turning 193 University System of New Hampshire (USNH) classrooms into Zoom-capable spaces, ET&S is also providing faculty with the Meeting Owl Pro, a new mobile device that can be connected to Zoom and placed in the classroom on a tripod to capture 360-degree, high-definition video...
May 11, 2020, by Louise Jones and Xuan Cai
What are Rubrics?
Rubrics are matrixes or tables that have three essential features: criteria students are expected to focus on, rating levels to indicate different achievement levels and the scoring associated to the rating. Faculty can also choose how to apply rubrics: comments only, comments and points or points only.
What are the benefits of using Rubrics?
From a student’s perspective:
Rubrics can help students have a better understanding of how their instructor assess the assignments...
March 30, 2020, by UNH AT Staff
Zoombombing is a method in which anonymous participants can use Zoom’s screensharing and other features to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes. Zoom has reported that Zoombombing has become a major concern since all schools have moved to an online format. This post will provide you with a list of recommendations to prevent Zoombombing from happening in one of your meetings.
All users should refer to our knowledge base article Zoom: Controlling Participants in your Meeting for Academic...
February 25, 2020, by Alicia Medros
Whenever you embed a video into my Courses through the text editor (in an assignment, discussion forum, quiz description…) the video is “wrapped” in a player. The same goes when you add it to your Media Gallery, PowerPoint presentation or website. Over time these players have evolved to better serve users and not all historical videos have been updated to use the more modern, accessible players.
To better support all users interacting with video at UNH many historical players will be...
February 4, 2020, by April Rau
Inclusive Teaching Defined
Inclusive Teaching involves:
the incorporation of content and course objectives that reflect differing perspectives,
notions of equity and fairness leading to full participation and personal connections to the subject matter,
an understanding of social identity development, and
broadening participation in order to increase the vibrancy of academic disciplines and student learning.
In a nutshell, Inclusive teaching supports equitable access to learning for all...
February 4, 2020, by Paul Barnes
myWildcat Success (mWS) has seen tens of thousands of appointments with over half the student body conducted by more than 150 users over the past year. Academic Technology staff interviewed advisors using mWS to understand the benefits they find in using the application and they shared many great reasons including:
At-a-glance view of the student record in one place including photo, home-town, major, GPA, and other discussion starting points.
Search feature saves time. Advisor can easily...
January 17, 2020, by UNH AT Staff
This blog post will list out and provide an overview of the newest features being released as part of the January 18th, 2020 update within myCourses by Canvas:
Direct Share Feature option
Gradebook - postable comments without having to submit a Grade
Gradebook Sort options
SimCheck by Turnitin - Plagiarism detection
Direct Share: (https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/4913-assignments-direct-share-2020-01-18-screencast)
Direct Share allows users to copy individual course...
December 13, 2019, by UNH AT Staff
Save time and effort by pushing grades from myCourses Gradebook to Webcat. This will not only save faculty time in not having to manually re-enter data they already have available, but will also reduce the possibility of mistakes in copying gradebook information to Webcat.
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students and faculty. Students want to know their grade as soon as possible and faculty want to be responsive to student requests. One piece of the grade reporting...
October 18, 2019, by Louise Jones
This month there are two new updates that we know you will find beneficial. myCourses by Canvas has updates each month and they are meant to improve functionality and benefit faculty and students.
How the Course menu link display the visible and hidden course menu links
The course menu links no longer use the bold and light grey color to indicate the status. All course menu links are the same color and the inactive course menu link display a visibility "Eye" icon and includes a tool tip...
September 12, 2019, by Louise Jones
If you have not re-visited your myCourses gradebook recently you may be missing out on some features to help you more easily manage your class and save time. This article walks through some new and old features that may be helpful to you
Sync with WebCat including custom final grades
Don’t spend time manually entering grades into WebCat. You can automatically pass the myCourses final grade to WebCat and now you can add a new column to manually override the final grade for individual...