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Should you need to conduct an onsite lecture or presentation, classrooms will be limited to 50% capacity. You can synchronously conduct the session for the remaining 50% of offsite attendees by utilizing a combination of Panopto and Zoom. Please visit the HSC Contingency Planning and Preparedness page to view specific HSC classroom instructions for using Panopto with Zoom.
On Saturday, June 27, the Panopto Cloud will be updated with the latest features and improvements. These updates will require downtime. We expect up to 3 hours of downtime, with a target start time of 9:00 pm EDT/6:00 pm PDT.
Mindful of our current public health uncertainty, we strongly encourage everyone to start taking steps to be able to pivot and blend between face-to-face and online course delivery this fall, as needed. Now is the time to make sure your course(s) are well organized and structured, so you and your students are prepared and assured.
Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate can be used for virtual classrooms, office hours and meetings to provide more possibilities for effective learning experiences and interactions. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session. Google Chrome, or Firefox are recommended for the best experience. Enable Collaborate Ultra from your course Control Panel's Tools Tab.
Zoom can be utilized as an online exam monitoring tool. You can complete authentication with student ID's prior to exam start, monitor up to 24 students at a time, utilize the SOLE LockDown browser and record exams for later review as needed.
As faculty and staff make the quick transition to the online environment, there is an increased need to be more available to students. Instructors can foster and maintain an online presence using a variety of Communication Tools to connect with students and build an energized and thoughtful community of learning.
Application & Web Support Services is pleased to announce our Summer SOLE Certificate Courses to provide training for Course and Site Administrators in the Health Sciences Learning Center.
Application & Web Support Services will be hosting Open Learning Lab training sessions for Remote Teaching at Health Sciences.
Collaborate Original will no longer be available to WVU faculty as of Sunday, May 10 because Blackboard is ending support for the outdated tool. HSC ITS recommends using the new version, Collaborate Ultra, as a replacement.
SOLE Live Polling is a new tool that can be used to check comprehension, enhance engagement and facilitate learning during class. Live Polling requires no license or clickers and can be utilized from the student's phone or laptop to engage in poll questions. Live Polling provides real-time results that can be released by the instructor, as well as the ability to grade polls for correct answers and participation.