The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) offers one-on-one consultations with faculty, or tailored workshops for groups of faculty. A self-paced Moodle Training course, along with assistance with all elements of the Google Suite for Education, is also available. The Center is located on the second floor of Gramley Library. For more information, contact email@example.com via email, or 336-721-2747 by phone.
Step-by-step instructions for tasks in Moodle:
Adding math notation in Moodle:
Schedule an Online Meeting
While logged in to your Salem Google Account, go to Google Calendar and create a new meeting. Click on the drop-down menu under Add Guests and select "Google Meet."
Help & Tutorials
Resources for Securing Zoom Sessions
Follow these steps to access your Salem Zoom account:
To integrate zoom with Google Calendar and Chrome, download the Zoom Scheduler browser extension.
Brief video tutorials, each approximately 1 minute long:
Instruction & Learning
Liaison librarians can help with the following and more:
The library's electronic resources are available anywhere. When prompted to login, use your MySalem username and password. Do not include @salem.edu.
If you copy a database link from your Internet browser on Moodle, that link will eventually stop working because it is a dynamic, non-static link. To eliminate this problem, most database companies now offer persistent links for their articles. Persistent links (also known as persistent URLs) are stable links that will consistently take students to a particular full-text article in a library database. If the student is off campus she or he will be asked to authenticate themselves via Salem - they should use their MySalem username and password.
Do you have questions about copyright and how it impacts remote delivery of instruction?
Be proactive in communicating with your students. Even if your plans are not finalized, you can let them know changes are coming.
Share your expectations and tell students how to reach you. Be specific about times you are available and encourage students to stay engaged. Communicate proactively and let students know how quickly they can expect a response from you.
Create a place for students to ask and answer questions. Make sure students know to contact you privately regarding personal or grade related questions. Here are some tools you can use:
Make yourself available to students virtually. Be sure to communicate your schedule and expectations. Questions to consider include: must students schedule ahead of time, and if so, is there a shared document where students can sign up? Google Hangouts Meet or Zoom are tools you can use. Here are some tips:
Flexibility is key when moving your course online quickly. Focus on your course goals and try to minimize the use of new tools.
Update your syllabus to include details of how the course will change if it becomes necessary to teach your course remotely. Consider what adjustments need to made (changes to assignments, due dates, goals, class schedule)
Here are some options for delivering content remotely:
Avoid introducing unnecessary new tools. Low-tech solutions are ok! If email works best for you, use it. Be sure to test any tool that you want to use before trying it with students.
Course accessibility is not only required, but it is also helpful to all students. For questions about accessibility issues, contact Ida Davis, the Director of Academic Support and Disability Services. Online resources include:
As you implement your plan, remember to be flexible and communicate often. If possible, use the applications that you have already been using in your course to maintain continuity.
Other tools may be used for assignments, but keep in mind that student records are restricted data and only approved platforms should be used. It is the responsibility of the instructor to keep student grades up to date so that these can be submitted at the end of the semester.