Collaborate Session Recorded link: https://us.bbcollab.com/recording/5daec6809be2446abae3448fc24bf370
Link for PLC Credit: https://bit.ly/OCPLC (Session Name – Collaborate: Using Live, Online Sessions to Support Continuity of Instruction)
Moving to Online – Padlet – Share questions/concerns, tips and resources! See what other faculty are doing to support online learning.
Collaborate Ultra tools
Getting started with Collaborate Ultra in Blackboard
Videos for instructors from Blackboard:
How to Get Started with Collaborate:
How to Join a Session:
How to Moderate/Run a Session:
How to share content
How to Work with Breakout Groups in Collaborate
How to Troubleshoot Issues:
Videos for students from Blackboard:
How to Get Started with Collaborate Ultra: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/Get_Started
How to Join A Collaborate Ultra Session: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/Join_Sessions
How to Participate in a Collaborate Ultra Session: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/Participate_in_Sessions
How to Troubleshoot Problems in Collaborate Ultra: https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant/Support
Tools for engagement
TechSmith Relay https://oc.techsmithrelay.com/
– TechSmith Relay allows you to store videos in a media library to add easily
to your courses. TechSmith videos are only accessible to individuals affiliated
with Odessa College — You will need to create an account/sign in with your
Odessa College email address; your students can create accounts with their @myoc.odessa.edu
accounts also, however videos added to your courses through the TechSmith LTI
will not require students to log in. With
Relay Recorder you can record lectures/screen capture videos. Captioning
is easy with TechSmith Relay, so you can ensure that videos are accessible to
all learners! TechSmith also allows you to embed quizzes within videos!
If you need TechSmith Relay Recorder on your work computer, complete a SchoolDude Work Order. If you need it on your home computer you can download it from https://oc.techsmithrelay.com/
Quizzing in TechSmith videos: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-engaging-viewers-with-quizzing.html
Conversations in TechSmith videos: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-conversations.html
Padlet https://www.padlet.com -Online bulletin board environment that can be embedded into Blackboard– thisis great for AVID strategies like KWLA, Gallery Walk, and also for maps, timelines, etc.
FlipGrid https://flipgrid.com -Allows users to record short videos using a webcam or mobile device to share in a discussion-like environment, that can be embedded into Blackboard.
VoiceThread https://voicethread.com/ – Convert your PowerPoint presentation to an interactive (asynchronous) discussion forum that allows video, audio, and text interaction from learners. This also can be embedded into Blackboard.
Video Tool: TechSmith Relay
TechSmith Relay is a video creation and sharing platform that helps maximize student engagement in online courses. You can use TechSmith Relay to record lecture videos that students can conveniently watch at any time from any location. You can record videos from your desktop/laptop or mobile device!
Create Your TechSmith Relay Account: How to Create a TechSmith Relay Account (PDF FILE)
Download and Install the Desktop Recorder: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-downloading-installing-recorder.html
Engage Viewers with Quizzing: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-engaging-viewers-with-quizzing.html
Engage Viewers with Conversations: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-conversations.html
Easily Add Captions to Your Videos: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-caption-editor.html
Record Video From Your Mobile Device: https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-techsmith-relay-recording-with-fuse.html
Add a Video Link from Relay into Your Blackboard Course: How to Add a TechSmith LTI Video to Blackboard (PDF FILE)
Protect Online Testing: Respondus
Respondus products are used to help protect the integrity of online exams. LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications, or visit other websites during an online exam. Respondus Monitor is a companion application for LockDown Browser that uses webcam and video technology to prevent cheating during online exams. Respondus Monitor integrates seamlessly with Blackboard, and is ideal for non-proctored testing environments.
What is the institution-specific download link to the Odessa College Respondus Lockdown Browser? (This is the link that you will need to provide to your students!) http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/information.pl?ID=495640301
There are three steps that students need to follow in order for Respondus Lockdown Browser to work for them properly: DOWNLOAD the install file from the institution-specific download link, INSTALL the downloaded file to the device that they’re using, and LAUNCH the browser to log into Blackboard. If you are afraid that students might be confused by this process, make sure they watch the video link below. Also provide them with the “How To” document attached below.
How to Install Lockdown Browser (Video): https://youtu.be/pKvcE3oZF2I
How to Install Lockdown Browser (PDF): How to Install Respondus Lockdown Browser
Student QuickStart Guide: https://web.respondus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RLDB-Quick-Start-Guide-Bb-Student.pdf
System Requirements to be able to use Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor:
- Windows: 10, 8, 7
- Mac: MacOS 10.15 to 10.12, OS X 10.11, OSX 10.10
- iOS: 11.0+ (iPad only). Must have a compatible LMS integration.
- Windows: 75 MB permanent space on the hard drive
- Mac: 120 MB permanent space on the hard drive
You can add the Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor requirements on ANY test that you created in Blackboard (note: Respondus cannot be used for tests that are created with third party content, such as Pearson MyLab tests, Lumen Waymaker tests, etc.). Below are helpful links that you can use to set up your tests for Respondus Lockdown Browser/Monitor usage.
How to Prepare an Exam for Lockdown Browser/Monitor: https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Ts2izBlkbo?rel=0&autoplay=1
Instructor QuickStart Guide: https://web.respondus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/RLDB-QSG-Bb-Instructor.pdf