Stories from the faculty…
a) Professor Koegel used Echo360 Personal Capture to make 3 videos per class (split up each class into three topics to make it more digestible), which she loaded to her biology course site. She also assigned LearningCatalytics self-paced modules for the students to use to answer questions (note that this tool requires a license for the semester).
b) Professor McVey used Camtasia to record 3 20-minute screencasts to make up a 1.25 hour biology lecture. He also used the Chat Room feature in Trunk to hold virtual office hours on Monday.
c) Professor Chew used ProfCast to record a biology lecture (but she plans to use QuickTime next time instead). This same professor also assigned LearningCatalytics self-paced modules for the students to use to answer questions (again, this tool requires a license for the semester).
d) Professor Rosso-O’Loughlin used WebEx to hold a live Spanish class. This was successful for most of the class, but some students did have issues with connection or with audio. Some technical support for future sessions would be helpful, so the contact information for the TTS service desk will be provided.
e) Professor Curtis also used WebEx to hold a live virtual session of her religion class. To avoid possible audio issues, she called into the meeting and spoke over the phone, rather than using the microphone on her computer. Some support with presenting materials during the session would be helpful, so more WebEx information will be provided.
f) Professor Rogers used join.me three times to hold a live session of his mechanical engineering class. The first time, he ran the class from home, and the other times he ran the class at Tufts with a few students sitting with him and others on the join.me session. He recorded the session and loaded it to Trunk for later viewing.