There are a number of ways in which your lecturer might decide to facilitate your learning during the remote teaching period.
Canvas offers a number of different ways to support learning. Probably the most common ways involve:
- Sharing lecture notes, slides or other learning materials for you to view and/or download
- Creating discussion forums and associated discussion threads or topics
- Sending a direct communication to lecturers and/ or other students
- Taking an online activities or assessment
- Taking quizzes or multiple choice question tests
Some lecturers may also be making use of screencasting or other software to create more media-rich content in the form of narrated slides shows, video or software demos.
Live Online Lectures
Some lecturers may choose to organise live online class with you and your classmates. For live class delivery the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning has created a “Conferences” link inside Canvas. The “Conferences” link points to a system called “BigBlueButton” which allows lecturers to invite you to join a live online class from the relevant module area inside Canvas. During the live online class itself, your lecturer has the ability to share their video, voice, slides, or desktop with you in real time. Sessions can also be recorded and, if this is done, those recordings will appear in Canvas also. BigBlueButton can be found under Conferences in the Module menu.