Rhetoric Dept's Guides to Teaching Online
- Zoom and Video Conferencing Tips: a PowerPoint with tips on lighting, zoom features, location set-up and etiquette by Bree Neyland with ideas from Dorothy Giannakouros.
- The Speaking Center has created several narrated workshops tailored to specific classes in place of traditional face-to-face workshops. Offerings include:
Introduction to Public Speaking
The Perception of the Sciences in America
Interviewing Skills: How to Tell Your Story
Interviewing Skills: Audience Engagement and Delivery
Interviewing Skills: The Process for Campus Interviews and Tips
Resumes and Personal Statements
Communicating your Research to the Public
To take a look at some of these, please go to https://bit.ly/355PGNW. The Speaking Center would welcome the opportunity to work with you to tailor workshops to meet your students' needs. Please contact breyan-neyland@uiowa if you would like us to design a workshop for you.
- Online Teaching Tips, especially for the first few weeks. Great advice from the Megan Knight, Jennifer Janechek, Marge Murray, Ashley Wells, and Center for Teaching.
- Zoom to UICapture Guide from Robert Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Ashley's To Do List Posted on ICON: ICON organized by Weeks and ICON To Do List for Students.
- Marge Murray's Speech 1 using a discussion board, including upload to UICapture and insertion from UICapture into the board.During this morning's Zoom chat, I described how my students submitted Speech 1 using a discussion board, including upload to UICapture and insertion from UICapture into the board. I've attached here a pdf of my assignment for your information.
In preparation for the assignment, I opened a discussion board where students could ask me questions about how to record in Zoom, how to include the commercial they were analyzing in their Zoom recording, and how to work with UICapture. I've also attached a screen shot of what I posted on that preparatory discussion board.
How do I add a group set in a course? | Canvas LMS Communit
Group sets house the different groups within a course. Before creating a new group set, you may want to view the existing group sets.You can also clone an existing group set.. Once you have created a group set, you can manually create groups in the set or automatically create groups in the set.. Note: Canvas allows you to create up to 200 groups. community.canvaslms.com
The UI has also provided documentation and instructions on how to upload video files to UICapture and how to insert UICapture videos into an assignment:
How to Upload Video Assignments Using UICapture
How to Upload Video Assignments Using UICapture ITS Help Desk Phone: 319-384-HELP (4357) Email: email@example.com If you need to record an assignment using UICapture, see this page instead. continuetolearn.uiowa.edu
Overview. With Panopto, videos can be embedded anywhere in the Canvas LMS and played back on-demand on any laptop or mobile device. From any embedded video, students can easily access search, the table of contents, notes, or discussion. support.panopto.com
You may be wondering how I came up with this stuff. Some of it came from my past experience in online courses. Some of it arose out of sheer desperate searching through Canvas and ICON documentation. Most helpful of all, however, was my participation this past fall in a program called Design4Online, sponsored by Distance and Online Education at UI. That enrollment was in conjunction with a Math course I'm designing, but as you can see it has had crossover benefits in Rhetoric.
- Delivering Recorded Presentations by Stephanie Tsank
https://continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/nas1/de/UICapture_assignment.pdf (How to record via UI Capture)
https://continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/nas1/de/UICapture_upload.pdf (How to upload via UI Capture)
Here's another link specifically geared toward students that comes from OTLT: https://teach.uiowa.edu/UICapture/guides/student/ICON-Assignment
To record visuals alongside yourself speaking, use UI Capture/Panopto. Similarly, you can use the “Screen Share” feature in Zoom to record a PowerPoint or visual as you deliver your presentation orally. You will appear in a small box in one part of the screen, and your visuals will make up the main display.
Dress like you would for any in-person presentation. Avoid tank tops, oversized sweatshirts, and other overly informal clothing.
Speak clearly and slowly. Your tone, pacing, volume, and minimal use of filler words will be even more important when you cannot rely on body language to communicate.
Avoid placing hand-written notes on your desk in front of you, as you’ll inevitably spend a lot of time looking down, which is distracting.
Make sure your PowerPoint, visuals, or any text you present is carefully proofread. Your audience will likely focus more on your visuals since they will be front and center, and you don’t want textual errors to diminish your credibility.
Consider actively interacting with your visuals using your mouse or another method to guide us along, if this is an option. You might think of your mouse as a laser pointer, if that’s something that helps you get information across clearly to an audience.
Practice selecting the “record” button and know where it is on your screen. Viewers don’t want to watch you fumble at the end of your speech as you look for how to stop your recording.
If available, take advantage of your software’s video editor to fix errors or add additional content.
Check your work like you would for any assignment. Watch your finished recording more than once to ensure all the necessary components, such as video and audio, have been properly captured.
Don’t forget that you can reach out to ITS if you have technological issues.
Rhetoric Dept's Online Learning Specialists
If you have questions about teaching online, contact one of the Rhetoric Department's experienced instructors, who have graciously volunteered to help.
- Teaching Online: Andrea Scardina (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jennifer Janechek (email@example.com), Ashley Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marge Murray ((email@example.com)
- Tech Support of Any Sort: Robert Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Zoom: Jennifer Janechek (email@example.com), Iris Frost (firstname.lastname@example.org), Luke Perez (email@example.com). For a student's perspective, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Security while using Zoom. These include adding a password, and only allowing users who have a HawkID to join your Zoom session. https://itsecurity.uiowa.edu/resources/everyone/zoom-security-and-privacy and https://teach.uiowa.edu/web-conferencingzoom/zoom-meeting-privacy-options and Securing Zoom Meetings | Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology Requiring Authentication. You may choose to require authentication to join a meeting. To do this, check the box for 'Only authenticated users can join' while creating or editing your meeting. teach.uiowa.edu
- QuickTime: record short instructional videos with quickTime player (with or without screen capture) and upload them to YouTube for their students to see. Contact Hem Paudel (email@example.com)
- Panopto/UI Capture: Jennifer Janechek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- WordPress ideas: Ashley Wells (email@example.com)
- FlipGrid ideas: Contact Ashley Wells (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Padlet ideas: Contact Ashley Wells (email@example.com)
- ICON Discussion Boards ideas: Marge Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ashley Wells (email@example.com)
- Peer Review in ICON ideas: Jennifer Janechek (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sonja Mayrhofer's To Do List Posted on her ICON site: ICON organized by Weeks and ICON To Do List for Students
Transitioning to Online Learning--Resources at UIowa
- IDEAL at https://ideal.uiowa.edu/ (Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning) for assignment design and support.
- Keep Teaching at Iowa site with support for instructors moving courses to virtual formats
- Keep Learning at Iowa site with information for students on taking courses online
- Panopto Instructions: https://howtovideos.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Folders/DepartmentHome.aspx?folderID=4b9de7ae-0080-4158-8496-a9ba01692c2e
- VoiceThread at https://voicethread.com/ has been approved for use and is CANVAS ready. Holly Soboroff, an instructional technology consultant at the office of Teaching and Learning, can help at email@example.com You can create student accounts, limit access to social media sites, set up a distinct website address for class projects, customize the class page, and more. Once you or your students choose to create a new project, the site walks you through the process of uploading or importing images and videos. Kids can use the microphone to add in voice, or they can use a phone-in option if they don't have audio recording capabilities. If you have access, a webcam can also be used to add video narration to project pages. Take a look at https://voicethread.com/products/highered for some more information.
- Zoom with instructions at https://teach.uiowa.edu/web-conferencingzoom
- Check out Flipgrid (tutorial at https://help.flipgrid.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007460474-Getting-Started-Educators) and Padlet (tutorial at https://www.coolcatteacher.com/how-to-use-padlet-fantastic-tool-teaching/). I’m using both platforms in my online class right now, and they offer a creative way for students to engage with course materials and concepts.
- Working Remotely Guide for employees working off-site
- Employee Assistance Program with services promoting emotional well-being for faculty, staff, and their family members
- Here are two good resources for thinking about how you might, as speedily as possible, convert your courses to an online delivery: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Going-Online-in-a-Hurry-What/248207https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ccsudB2vwZ_GJYoKlFzGbtnmftGcXwCIwxzf-jkkoCU/preview
- HawkID.uiowa.edu – Manage Duo Security and HawkID Management https://hawkid.uiowa.edu/
- Zoom Support https://teach.uiowa.edu/zoom-getting-started
- Download Zoom https://uiowa.zoom.us/download
- Learn About UI Capture https://teach.uiowa.edu/UICapture/guides/instructor/Adding-UICapture-ICON
- Download Panopto for UICapture https://teach.uiowa.edu/UICapture/Download
- Download Cisco (VPN software) https://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/1876
- University Counseling Service with services supporting mental well-being for all UI community members
- Virtual drop-in support: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 3 pm: Distance and Online Education (DOE) will offer a Virtual Online Help Session daily, using Zoom, at https://uiowa.zoom.us/u/abKjhGBuwY. An Instructional Designer will be the main contact in the Zoom room, but you may be redirected to a secondary support room if you need additional help.
Other Rhetoric Resources
- Library Resources Page for Rhetoric Instructors
- Lasting effects of good Rhetoric teaching
- Professional Development Program: PDP is a training colloquium that supports all new Rhetoric teachers and contributes to their long-term growth as educators.
- Download the Common Policies and Practices document that is common to all General Education Rhetoric courses and that must accompany syllabi templates.
- Center for Teaching's General TA Handbook: View The Center for Teaching's General TA Handbook.
- Download the Course Materials/Approved Texts list which icludes the updated book list.
- Download the updated Fall 2018 Rhetoric Department Handbook.