You have both phone and computer going at once maybe.
@mychael, yes - that's it! Thanks!
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Yesterday, I took my classes into ConferZoom in class; they used their phones or laptops. If you can do this, it will be a great help.
I did the same thing in all my face to face classes and they adapted to it very easily. We also set our notifications in Canvas to make sure they receive announcements in the way they like best.
@Justin and @Dana, so happy to hear.
yes. @dana @justin very happy. thank you.
The BC Choirs use the app “GroupMe” instead of “Remind”. GroupMe works better than Remind.
Agree with Nick. The BCAI club also uses GroupMe to communicate with each other.
@CCB @nick Strobel @brent, good resources: GroupMe and Remind. I use a free Google Voice number to connect with students
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and they are amazing!
I second google voice. It is great because you have a searchable text history accessible both on computer and phone.
At DSPS we use Google Voice with our student workers as well. It works great and free.
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I've been using Google Voice for a long time. It's great because you can text, and the students don't have your number. They also don't have to download anything extra
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they really don
For an asynchronous video discussion forum, try Flipgrid (free!).
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they really don't abuse it either
@Justin, I also like that I can type into google voice from a computer rather than text on a phone. It is more efficient for me.
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Thank you Jennifer!
@Lesley I second that!
Anyone know how to convert a word file to a test bank for Canvas? All I can find is 3rd party software which requires a license.
So helpful, Jennifer. Thank you.
This is long but it is my syllabi policy for how to interact with me online:
Rules for Communicating with CCB:Please refrain from sending texts past 9pm at night or before 5am in the morning.If your message is longer than 20 characters (or 8 words) please send an email message, if it is urgent send me a text asking that I check my email.Please indicate your class time when you text for exam “Mon 11”During the week (Mon-Thur) all messages received through email or text will be responded to within 24 hours. During the weekend please allow for up to 72 hours for reply.CCB will respond to all email questions regarding assignments until 7pm the evening before the assignment is due.Assignments submitted by required deadline will be graded with in one week of submission.CCB is available for online office hours via Zoom see announcements in Canvas for weekly scheduled times and link.
@CCB, love the clarity of this message.
Thank you CCB
@CCB thanks for sharing CCB! Very good information in general!
I just cut and pasted your comment CCB. Thanks
Zoom was taking 15 minutes to email meeting invites yesterday.
@Paul, I think this transition is stressing the system a bit. I usually copy/paste the invite and send via outlook.
Note that there is a digital divide in Kern County that some students have internet access ONLY through the school
Any suggestions for helping those students? (With no internet access)
Great point Nick. While campus is open, I imagine that they'll use the library commons. If we shut down campus, how can we help students who need access.
depends on how long the library will be open I suppose
I had several students log into ConferZoom using 5G. It works pretty darn well and most students have smart phones.
@nickstrobel @sarawallace: a few things: BC, including the library, will remain open (for now) with substantially fewer crowds
Tell your students to download canvas app & zoom app on their smart phones ASAP.
@CCB, yes, download apps. I also recommend cam scanner apps so students can turn photos into PDFs to help them submit things
@Lesley Someone suggested Genius Scan yesterday, but I haven't used it yet.
Other public spaces with fewer than 250 people are currently deemed suitable - of course this could change. Public libraries, Starbucks, even mcdonalds, have open wifi.
Yesterday was my last F2F with students before transitioning to sychronous online class sessions. Thankfully, only 1 or two students were absent from class. I had the students download the Zoom app on their phones, showed them how to access from Canvas. In both classes, my screen was scribbled on. So, now I know to shut off annotations. AT Team - are you or have you created some short video instructions that can be sent to students or posted in announcements, etc?
@Dana, I personally use CamScanner and love it. I haven't used Genius Scan but if it works like CamScanner I'm sure it's great!
Is it zoom or zoom confer?
Make sure they set their notifications to be updated when you post an announcement, etc.
The best scanner app is device specific. I make students use a scanner in my f2f class. iPhone 11 has it straight up built in but my android uses adobe scan as best one. So they need to play around with it.
ConferZoom (see it in course features on the left side)
Keep up with instructional resources here:
can you show a dvd via zoom?
is there a separate confer zoom app?
you can screen share with zoom, so yes, @john
Have been getting some mixed message about whether those of that meet f2f can require students to interact with us through Zoom video or not (due to privacy issues). I am thinking on using Zoom video for testing in which case I would need to see the students to ensure they are not cheating. So what is the consensus on this? Can those of us who meet f2f require video connections with students?
Screen share the DVD playing on your computer.
@John, I've done it, but it's pretty flakey
@ximena, from what I've been told we can't require video. I am being allowed to have an F2F exam next week, but that is the only time my class will be meeting
I joined late--who controls whose faces are being seen on screen right now? I see four faces
@mark Todd is almighty
Are Zoom and Conferzoom the same?
The DVD player app that comes with Macs does not allow you to share the video content.
set up acct using conferzoom 1st then use the zoom app.
Todd: question from @ximena: Have been getting some mixed message about whether those of that meet f2f can require students to interact with us through Zoom video or not (due to privacy issues).
I am trying to assist a colleague to convert her word file into a test bank for Canvas. Canvas doesn't appear to have a conversion capability. Anyone have experience with this?
I remember when I converted my Zoom to ConferZoom it was a process. Is that still the same? I had to speak to someone on the phone to get my accounts linked.
@CCB To clarify, the breakout sessions are not recorded, correct?
Where is the place on confer zoom to use a video? Sorry, I missed some of what you said
It's the Share button
Can I use ConferZoom without going through Canvas?
@Mark: yes download the Zoom app.
Pamela Rivers sent email about setting up Confer Zoom
ConferZoom is the CCC-branded version of Zoom. it is an upgraded account with extra features, but you need to set up your account using the bakersfieldcollege.edu email
Yes, I got a response in less than 1 min.
Thanks, @graciela. Yes, see Pam's email and the website https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/covid19/instructional-resources
Matt Jones’ tutorial via zoom yesterday afternoon talks about how to link a regular Zoom and ConferZoom. See the recording of that workshop
@Mark set up account 1st in conferZoom through browser before using Zoom.
I do have students that also wear hijab and do not want to be recorded on camera. I say “I must see your face” but I take it by case-by-case basis and do not do anything that puts students under duress or challenges their beliefs.
@Ximena, I use Proctorio for online class exams
I had to convert zoom to confer zoom in the past. It was a very one day process then, but I anticipate longer conversion wait times, now.
Thanks, @Nick: emphasizing this one: Matt Jones’ tutorial via zoom yesterday afternoon talks about how to link a regular Zoom and ConferZoom. See the recording of that workshop
I have complicated exams (writing/drawing required) that are not very amenable to online. Is there a possibility for giving a F@F exam for my small-ish class in a large lecture hall (forum or SE-56)??
Todd, please repeat directions to convert from Zoom to Conferzoom.
@Kenward One option maybe? Can you have students take a picture of the drawings then upload them to Canvas?
@Dana recommended Proctorio
I have heard there are universities that will meet for finals week. I don't see that here but wanted to mention it.
Even though I linked from canvas to conferzoom it said it was not connected with canvas. No "green checkmark." I emaiedl support. I can't host a meeting until my request is approved. How long I wonder?
Are synchronous lectures (live Zoom) required? Or can we record Zoom lectures and post them so that students can view them asynchronously?
Yes I did
@Cara Warwick. It was really quick for me. Less than a minute. It might be a little longer now.
If you have ConferZoom but its not appearing on canvas that is likely just a navigation settings issue.
@angela: it's up to you - do what makes sense. Many are finding synchronous the most natural transition but if you are ready to move into an asynchronous environment, that is your call
Just go to navigation preferences and drag the zoom up into the view at the top. Email me or call Matt Jones its a 30 second fix.
conferzoom.org also has online training, you can see the link after you log in.
waiting to hear from Conferzoom now
From Kathleen Rush: Will there be laptops available to students who need them? Faculty?
In Canvas, Settings -> Navigations -> Scroll down to "ConferZoom"--> click enable -> save setting.
some publishers are allowing free access for students to online content until end of semester. check with your textbook publisher.
FYI - for those wanting to tape video lectures. It was really helpful for to sit down with someone (thank you, Lisa Harding) who was familiar with doing it. Don't try to figure it out on your own. Conferzoom is a wonderful application for this.
Moving much of your class to Canvas, if you can, will be work, but remember, BBC it will save you so much time in future classes. The more you use Canvas, the more you get out of it.
Getting textbook after campus closes for 8 week classes?
Can someone do a FAQ page from our chatroom?
Comcast is also providing free internet to low-income households for 60 days.
Wow, great update @Brent
I have a student who says they still have a F2F class from another instructor at BC and cannot make it home to the computer in time. Is that possible
yes to the FAQ for those not able to make this call
@graciela, that student for now can use the library
On the FAQ....yes, were are trying to do that with the session yesterday and this session.
Sorry for all the typos. I’m on my phone and moving too quickly :-)
All, everything, including the recording of this video will be on our website https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/covid19
@Graciela: I think that is possible as not all of us have gone fully online. A suggestion is to advice those students to use the library and heaphones (maybe).
Lesley the chatroom will not appear in the recording.
Plus lots of questions and answers given.
In addition to the President's recommendation about Zoom, I also recommend recording your live lectures for the benefit of students who are unable to attend the class, or who would like to review content at a later date.
Will the success lab and Library computers remain open for student access?
Woops: all, we pull the chat archive and will post it along with yesterdays chat
@Mychael Phillips. I asked about this yesterday and it is believed that even if classes are closed, the bookstore would be open.
@teresa, yes, for now
Will the student food bank still be open?
Campus remains open
Has anyone thought about cleaning computer keyboards?!?!?
@mindy, yes they are being cleaned
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