Videoconferencing, Sharepoint collaboration: Microsoft Teams
- use Teams for classes up to 250 attendees. This number is limited by license.
- to use Teams login on https://portal.office.com with your @business.uzh.ch email address. The password is the one you have defined in UZH Identity Manager for service "Active Directory"
- Once logged in download and install the Teams app
- Teams Howto (German only): https://www.zi.uzh.ch/de/support/it-workplace/office365.html
- Good for webinars for live streams or on demand.
- Useful with small and large audiences. Has been successfully used for a webinar for 500+ students.
- Easy to use.
- Positive student feedback.
- Requires purchasing an account if 40 minutes per meeting are insufficient.
- Link: https://zoom.us
- Attend other classes before you go yourself online.
- Test, test, test.
- Use the interactive tools offered by @zoom_en, most importantly hand raising and chatting.
- It’s hard to get in touch with students via email. Email is for boomers like me. Not sure how else to reach out to them, though.
- Make online appointments (check).
- Do a survey of what to improve after first class (on my list).
- @zoom.us requires substantial upload/download bandwidth capacity (check https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac).
- @zoom.us displays the webcam videos of the participants on the upper right corner of the recorded. Not sure how to switch this off.
- Switch off the “waiting room” unless you want to manually admit participants.
- Switch off Sykpe, WhatsApp, email and anything else that generates notifications.
- @UZH_en staff: OLAT is even less reliable than usually so we’ll move material to a cloud.
- Open the virtual classroom 15 minutes prior to departure.
- Encourage students switch on their webcams; else you won't be able to interact well.
- I’ve used Windows Movie maker for post-editing. It’s for boomers but it is pretty convenient.
- Make sure your children don't disturb you ;-).
Use your iPad for screen annotations during lectures/presentations
If your Laptop does not have a touch-screen, but you want to make some screen annotations during lectures/presentations, there is a way to do so:
If you use a Windows PC:
- Setup your iPad as a second "Monitor" with touch-screen capabilities
- On the PC: Go to https://spacedesk.net then download and install the "SPACEDESK DRIVER SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS PRIMARY PC (SERVER)"
- On the PC: Start the "spacedesk SERVER"
- On the PC: Make sure the Status is ON
- On the iPad: Go to https://apps.apple.com/us/app/spacedesk-datronicsoft/id1069217220 and install the "spacedesk (multi monitor app)"
- On the iPad: Start the "spacedesk (multi monitor app)"
- It should find the "spacedesk SERVER" immediately provided that your Laptop and iPad are in the same network
- On the iPad: Click/Touch on the "Connection: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx", and your PCs desktop should appear
- During the lecture/presentation, use your PC to initiate the remote-teaching session, then move the presentation window to the iPad, and you are ready to use the annotation functions
If you use a Mac:
- Use your iPad as a second display for your Mac with Sidecar
- For a detailed description, go to: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380
- Please note the System Requirements (older Macs, and iPads may not be able to use Sidecar)