Tips for Internet or Online Delivery
Internet or Online asynchronous delivery is fully online without standard meeting times. While there will not be weekly meeting times, instructors may incorporate time-bound elements.
MSU supports Brightspace for Internet or Online asynchronous delivery.
Learn more about Internet or Online (asynchronous) delivery:
- Transitioning Your Face-to-Face Course to Online Quickly: Bob Peterson from Land Resources and Environmental Sciences gives an example of how he transitioned a face-to-face course to an online one easily.
- Library resources for course content
- Posting course materials and readings
- Organizing content for online learning
Communicating with Students
- Developing a plan to communicate with students
- Tip of the Week: Etiquette guide for working in Microsoft Teams
Assignments and Student Presentations
Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Luke Wood, "Employing Equity-Minded and Culturally-Affirming Teaching and Learning Practices in Virtual Learning Communities" (video, 1 hour 25 min) (below)
Dr. Frank Harris III and Dr. Luke Wood, "Addressing Racial Bias and Microaggressions in Online Environments" (video, 1 hour 7 min) (below)
View the recorded webinar, Experiential Learning in the Online Classroom, from the Student Opportunity Center.
What is Lecture Capture?
Lecture capture describes any technology that records live instruction, (including screen capture, audio from mic and webcam video) and makes it available digitally for later viewing/listening.
MSU uses TechSmith for lecture capture. With TechSmith, faculty can record screens and narrate over a PowerPoint, document, image or website using a device’s microphone. Information for using TechSmith produced recordings can be edited and uploaded to a Brightspace/D2L course for your students to view.
- Recording Lectures using TechSmith Relay to Help Make the Transition Online, Center for Faculty Excellence, Mar 17, 2020 (WebEx recording, 1 hr 8 min)
Brock LaMeres, Computer and Electrical Engineering, explains how to get started using lecture capture in the following video.
Tips and Best Practices
To create effective recorded lectures for your student’s online learning, follow these tips and best practices:
- Length: Provide short mini-lectures that are 5-15 minutes long. Aim for bite sized chunks of information that target 1-2 pieces of content at a time. Students are less likely to watch a 45+ minute recording online. Longer lectures can be broken up into parts where new topics or concepts are introduced, i.e. Part I – Concept A, Part II Concept B.
- Composition: Avoid including large amounts of text on a screen that students will have to read while listening to audio. Audio narration over images and few key words or bullet points is more effective when it comes to learning through recorded lectures.
- Tone: Try to communicate in an informal, personalizing way. Research suggests students are less likely to pay attention when a more formal, robotic tone is used.
Adding a TechSmith Recording to a Brightspace Course
For assistance with TechSmith, contact Colin Smith at MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at email@example.com or 406-994-1978.
Tools for Making Digital Course Materials
Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Studio
The TLT Studio is available to all faculty who are interested in developing additional digital course materials. The TLT Studio offers access to a small lecture capture recording suite that provides a contained space and computing and recording equipment for the development of video and audio content through TechSmith and other tools.
Additionally the TLT Studio hosts the Learning Glass where instructors can create high-quality videos that record directly to a personal USB storage device with a single button push. Visit the TLT Studio website for example videos made with the Learning Glass.
For assistance with the TLT Studio, contact Colin Smith at MSU Academic Technology and Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-1978.