Technology & Remote Teaching Update

Remote Teaching Resources and Practices from Questrom ITS

March 13, 2020

Download the Zoom Setup Checklist

From Greg DeFronzo, Executive Director Questrom ITS

I am pleased to inform you that based on your feedback, we have added to the Faculty site and the Questrom COVID-19 site a series of helpful Zoom guides from the basics to recording. For specialty cases, we now have How to Use Document Cameras and Tablets. We also have downloadable PDFs for you to add to you course sites: Students as both Zoom Participants and Students Meeting as Teams with Zoom.

We recommend that you create one Zoom meeting link for all sections of your course to permit students perhaps to join a latter session based on time differences. Please keep the meeting link the same through the rest of the semester. When you create the Zoom meeting, make sure it is a recurring meeting. Post your meeting link to QuestromTools or email the meeting link to your students.

For Office Hours, you should setup a different Zoom meeting link, again recurring. If 1:1 privacy is needed between you and the student versus a general open meeting, then we recommend enabling a waiting room feature.  All of these directions are in the guide Scheduling Zoom Meeting Links.

Please note we are directing students to the BU Zoom account for TA office hours and for class team meetings to reduce risk of bandwidth issues. The TA office hours link should be communicated via QuestromTools to reduce students confusion.  If your TA monitors the class the real-time for you they can simply be a participant since attendance is taken automatically, see Attendance in Zoom Guide.

For Core we are finalizing Office 365 and One Drive instructions. All Core students now have access to this platform. We will continue to add guides as needed.

In terms of both training and equipment needs, please contact questromhelp@bu.edu with your requests.

Finally, there will a number of Zoom sessions this Saturday and Sunday and Monday thru Friday next week (March 16 – March 20).

General Zoom Drop-ins:

Saturday 3/14: 11AM

Sunday 3/15: 11AM

Daily Monday (3/16) thru Friday (3/20) at 10AM to 11AM and 2PM to 3PM

Join here: https://questrom.zoom.us/s/605031497

Case Teaching with Zoom Saturday 3/14 9AM to 11AM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://questrom.zoom.us/j/110942123

Case Teaching with Zoom Sunday 3/15 6PM to 8PM

Join Zoom Meeting: https://questrom.zoom.us/j/694154219

As always, we are here to support you.  Please email questromhelp@bu.edu  or me with your questions.

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