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Note: Many documents are shared via Google Drive and will require your SMCM username and password for access.
Resources to Teach Remotely
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps
Apporto Virtual Computer Labs
The SMCM Virtual Computer lab gives users access to a virtual computer from most internet connected devices. Users can connect using Windows, Mac or Linux PC’s. Users can also connect using Chromebooks, Android based tablets and iPads. Users can also use their smartphones to access the virtual computers, however, viewing and using all of the features may be difficult since these are desktop applications intended to be used on a normal sized screen.Access the Virtual Computer Lab @ https://smcm.apporto.com
Users will be able to access the following Academic software when using the virtual lab:
- Microsoft Office 365
The first time you start an Office product you will be asked to sign in. Sign in with your full email@example.com and your current password.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
- ArcGiS 10.6
- R and Rstudio
- IBM SPSS 25
- LoggerPro 3.15
- Mathematica 11.3
- MatLab 2018A
- Google Chrome
Getting Started and Basics
New to Collaborate? View the Getting Started Guide and Video Tour
Audio and Video
In addition to enabling and adjusting the audio and video settings on your device, you must also give the browser permission to use audio and video in Collaborate so that you are seen and heard in the session. Learn how to set up audio and video.
Locating Collaborate Ultra and Scheduling a Session
The Session Scheduler can be found from inside your course in Blackboard Learn. Under Course Management, Course Tools, look for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Add the tool to your Course menu for quicker access for you and your students.
You can share an application, tab or entire screen via application share, share video with audio via Chrome Tab Share, files (PowerPoint (60 MB or lower), pdf, gif, jpeg, and png images inside your Collaborate session. Files can be loaded prior to your class start. Learn more about Sharing Content. Keep in mind that the Timer function has been temporarily disabled to help with scaling for capacity.
All faculty have Organizer accounts in GoToMeeting. You do not need an Organizer account to attend a meeting, only to schedule, start, and run meetings. You can log into GoToMeeting with your SMCM credentials. If this is your first time using GoToMeeting, check the compatibility of your technology well ahead of time using GoToMeeting’s Get Ready page!
Zoom Video Conferencing
SMCM has an institutional license to Zoom. Students have a basic license while faculty and staff have access to a pro level license. Use our institutional Zoom page (smcm.zoom.us) to login with your SMCM credentials.
- Logging into Zoom
- Zoom Etiquette and Best Practices
- Delegating Scheduling in Zoom
- Getting Started with Zoom
- Zoom Tutorials
- Zoom 101: Breakout Rooms
- Zoom 101: Polling (In-meeting)
- Zoom 101: Manage Participants (In-depth)
- How to use Breakout Rooms
- Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom
- How to use Waiting Rooms to Manage Office Hours & Drop-In Visitor Times
What’s New in Blackboard Learn
In this workshop Blackboard instructors and teaching assistants will have the opportunity to learn about some new features available in Blackboard Learn. We will cover improvements in accessibility, integrations, content creation, course setup, discussion board usability, and Grade Center functionality and improvements. Participants will have the opportunity for hands on practice with some of the new features.
Reservations required! Please click on the link to sign up.
Training Offered by Blackboard Inc
Webinar Training Series: Accelerate Your Transition to Remote Instruction
Free Online Courses for Faculty
Adobe Education Exchange