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Teaching from home


 

We have provided a list of steps and advice which you may wish to use to check your online preparedness to teach from home.

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E-Learning

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The basics

You will need to ensure you have a computer or laptop with access to:

Training for staff new to online teaching

E-Learning run training sessions geared toward staff who have not taught online before.

These sessions will cover features like channels, the basics for using Teams for teaching, the class notebook and how to use Panopto with Microsoft Teams.

Staff who taught last year but would like a refresher are more than welcome to attend. 

Please contact the e-learning team for more details.

Refresher training for Microsoft Teams and Panopto

Staff who would like a refresher session on Microsoft Teams and using Panopto are invited to attend our sessions for new users. These are aimed at staff who haven't taught in this way before, but will also be a useful refresher for colleagues that would like to go back over the basics. Please contact the e-learning team for more details.

These sessions will cover features like channels, the basics for using Teams for teaching, the class notebook and how to use Panopto with Microsoft Teams.

 You may also want to watch this session from back in September 2020 which goes over the core activities in Teams and Panopto: Teams, Panopto, and accessing support

 The resources in the next section may also be of help.

E-Learning's guide to teaching online

The E-Learning team have comprehensive guides to E-Learning at Royal Holloway.

The E-Learning section of the intranet can be found here.

 

 

Microsoft Teams

Teams have been created for all modules that need them, and you will have been added to any Teams where you are a course tutor. If you cannot see a Team that you are expecting to be in, please check that the Team has not been hidden by following these instructions. You should also check the course in Moodle. Unless you are listed as a course author or tutor, you may not have been added to the relevant team correctly. If you think that you are missing a team please email the IT Service Desk with "Learning and Teaching: Missing Team" in the subject line.

Breakout rooms were added as a feature in Microsoft Teams at the end of last term. The E-Learning team has created these guides on how to use them:

An introduction to breakout rooms

A quick guide to using breakout rooms

 

Panopto

E-Learning have produced a guide to starting recordings from home and from your own computer.

There are instructions on Moodle that guide you through steps to make recordings available to students, as they are hidden by default.

Additional support for teaching

If you need help, you should go to the AV Online Support 'Team', post details of your issue, and then someone from the team will then contact you on Teams to resolve the problem.