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Student Academic Services

Videos and Digital Resources for Students, Advisors, and more!

 

    Part 1 for Advisors

    Part 1 for Students

    Part 2 (Advisors/Students)

    Part 3 (Advisors/Students)

    How to Add/Drop a Course in DegreeWorks

    Directions for Completing Application

    Directions for Advisors

    Directions for Students

    Directions for Accessing OneDrive (PDF- 360 KB)

    OneDrive Overview for PCS

    Signing on and Accessing Synced Folders in OneDrive

    Teams is very similar to Zoom without the issues of needing an account.  This is part of Office 365 and extrememly easy to use. Downloading the application onto your device if possible allows for more functions.

     

    Logging in and establishing a meeting

    Joining a Meeting from Outlook

    Joining a Meeting from Email

    Tips for using for advising or virtual office hours (making calls)

     

    IMPORTANT Student Tip: When establishing your Teams application account do not include the "mailbox." in your email.  So something like: costnerb1@winthrop.edu.

    Creating a PDF of your Annual Report

    Directions for Abbreviated Annual Report (PDF - 805 KB)

    New Registration Procedures

    Virtual Advising Resources Home

    WOOL Continuity of Instruction Home

    Tips for Students (PDF - 132 KB)

        1. Rigor doesn't mean massive volumes of work. Many first time online teachers add too much content and too many activities. Focus on your learning outcomes. Avoid the temptation to over build.
        2. All teaching, regardless of how it is delivered is basically: present content, provide practice and feedback, assess learning. Sure, there is more, but focus on that.
        3. Use tools you know. If you have video skills, great. Use them. If you have other media production skills, use them. Great. But you could do an entire online class with a word processor and email if you had to.
        4. Research in technology and learning shows that people can learn from anything. Video. Text. Audio. If you need to make a video, make it. Don't worry so much about production values. When the student is ready the teacher appears.
        5. Put your online teaching on your calendar. Schedule times to do the work. Just like a face to face class.
        6. Focus on your students. Encourage them. Tell them jokes. Accept assignments late. Be understanding while you hold them to high standards. These are scary times for all of us. But you’re the AIC (Adult In Charge). It will matter how you respond to them in a time of uncertainty. We have a responsibility to make sure our students are the focus.
        7. Don't be a push over, but be nice. Help your students have a good day. Never underestimate the power of a good day.
        8. Don't over think it. You’re a teacher. Just teach. You're going to be fine.

        eLearning and instructional design experts are offering free short term help to K-12 and higher ed faculty who are teaching online. This wouldn't replace our office of online learning, but if you have immediate short term needs this might help you.

        You can follow the Instructional Designers Emergency Network on Twitter (@id_erNet). But they have built a website to connect instructional designers to people who need help quickly. I haven’t, but will, sign up as somebody who can help others. That site is here: https://sites.google.com/view/idernetwork/home. You can sign up with a description of what you need.  

        I would also add that there are a number of Winthrop employees who are enrolled in our Learning Design & Technology MED. They work in the WOOL, the Provost's Office, Dacus Library, and in academic colleges as well. They have experience in skills sets such as multimedia production, including audio and video editing and production, and instructional design. These people could help as well. 

      TeacherTube - educational and demonstration videos on a variety of P-12 topics.

      TIM Videos - "The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning." Targeted TIM videos of classroom practice is also available.

      CPALMS - "CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions."

      PBS Learning Media - "Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards." Includes PD videos for teachers that may have topics you include in methods.

      ISTE brief on using videos of teaching.

      Check out an ever-changing resource list through the Rex Center.

      Comporium is offering 60 days of free internet service to K-12 and higher education students—those who do not have internet access for the remote and/or online instruction that will be required in the upcoming days. The offer is for the primary home of the student and (a) the home must be without internet service and hasn’t had internet service with Comporium in the past 90 days and (b) the home must be located where Comporium normally provides internet service.

      If a student needs more information to pursue this option, he/she can call 1-888-403-2667 or chat with a customer service representative at www.comporium.com.

      Here is the announcement by Comporium.

      The Office of Accessibility (OA) wants to provide you with a quick Q&A in regards to classroom accommodations as we move to an online classroom environment:

        A: To adjust extended time on exams, and/ or quizzes, you may follow this link from the Office of Online Learning to Add Test Exceptions to a Test.

        A: Yes! Please keep in mind the student may need these accommodations as they may experience an exacerbation of their disability- especially in this time of adjustment, heightened anxiety, and uncertainty. Also, the student and instructor need to communicate regarding the goals and expectations of the class. The student understands that they still need to complete the work and that their grade can still be impacted using this accommodation. Instructors and students can use this guideline for flexibility accommodations (PDF - 248 KB) to assist in conversations regarding the expectations of the class. OA staff can assist in conversations, as well.

        A: Yes! OA staff will be working remotely, however with the assistance of technology, we will be able to initiate conversations via email, and can then explore options such as Skype, telephone, or other online options to engage in discussion and conversation. OA staff can be reached at OA_Team@winthrop.edu.

        A: Yes! OA staff will be able to register students via phone, Skype, or Zoom. Students will still need to submit documentation as specified on the OA website and our staff will be in touch with them to arrange a virtual intake appointment.

        A: Make sure voice-over PowerPoint presentations, YouTube clips, videos, audio clips, etc., are closed captioned or have an accompanying transcript. Winthrop’s Dacus Library offers resources to help faculty locate appropriate videos that are already captioned. The Office of Online Learning is able to assist with providing instructions on properly captioning YouTube videos that are stored on your own YouTube channel. They can also assist with items that may need to be sent out for captioning or to generate a transcript. Please communicate with the Office of Online Learning as soon as possible for assistance with this process.

        A: Winthrop’s Office of Online Learning has provided a Continuity of Instruction page to assist faculty. The Office of Online Learning also can “turn on” Blackboard Ally for your course. Blackboard Ally scans your course and indicates which documents (including PowerPoints, PDFs, Word docs, etc., have issues with accessibility, provides instructions for how to improve the accessibility, and provides alternative formats for the documents.

      Outside resources such as these below may be able to provide you with ideas and things to consider as you design your course, and as other usability needs are identified. And remember, OA staff is available to assist you as needed:

      Have more questions? Please contact us!

       

      Chris Keck, MA, CRC

      Program Director
      accessibility@winthrop.edu
      www.winthrop.edu

      Webinar List Here

      Resource list provided by the ITC

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/23/20