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Roundtable: Veteran Online Instructors - Shared screen with speaker view
Robert Lessick
57:40
What are your biggest concerns about the upcoming switch?
Alison Papadakis
58:04
Managing a class of 200
Beatrice Kondo
01:00:09
Some of my online classes have a very carefully built exam that I guard like gold. For online, I would make totally different exams, and as Mary said, things that could be automatically graded. Any large class should have exams that are auto-graded exams and assessments.
Beatrice Kondo
01:00:25
Sorry, some of my onsite classes, I mean.
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:00:59
Are there TAs that help with the big class? could they manage a discussion forum?
Alison Papadakis
01:02:16
I have TAs. I planning for them to manage the chat in our synchronous sessions.
Alison Papadakis
01:02:42
I appreciate the auto-grade suggestion.
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:03:55
You might want to consider an asynchronous discussion forum - managing chat for 200 is tough. We do have large groups for online information session and it can get wild trying to manage a large group in limited time
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:05:07
I use ZOOM for synchronous lectures - shorter is better - though
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:09:40
Will do
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:10:40
ZOOM recording on Discussions, VT and Zoom https://zoom.us/rec/share/-MdpEIqg7UxIYJHz0k_TCvAGRrreT6a80CEe-PoOn0_yo7sqiIhhmW7Z1xxR1u1D
Meredith Safford
01:14:47
Samsung Galaxy--please mute.
Kantha
01:15:17
Would it not be more work and a big difference between various students, if the students got to pick their own learning objectives?
Meredith Safford
01:19:08
Discussion format should be aligned with the type of course, as well. Intro basic science, upper level science, art history, art, music, regulatory, ethics, et cetera, may beg very different formats.
Jeff Mahr
01:21:21
I find having students incorporating a "lie" into their first post and then having students look for that lie in their second post gets some traction
Alison Papadakis
01:21:34
Has anyone used zoom breakout rooms to promote active learning? Any advice about them?
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:23:58
Hi Alison, as a student in History of Medicine class. Those folks have allot of experience. My instructor was Elizabeth O'Brien Here is her email eobrie19@jhmi.edu
Alison Papadakis
01:24:11
Thanks for the suggestion!
Jeff Mahr
01:26:07
oh wow, what a great idea
Katie Tifft
01:28:01
We are using piazza for discussions/questions which works better for us than Blackboard
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:28:17
What is piazza
Alison Papadakis
01:28:24
I just started using Piazza, and I am finding it working really well too!
Katie Tifft
01:28:35
It’s a discussion forum- can be linked through Blackboard
Meredith Safford
01:28:56
Discussions can also be a way for students to share their expertise and expand their specific interests. For example, students working in related jobs to the course material can share about the work they are doing or research topics that particularly interest them. In a recent discussion on access to drugs in my Cancer Biology class a student shared her personal experience trying to obtain a drug for her rare disorder (happy ending--drug company gave the $48,000 two doses to her after she personally wrote them).
Samsung Galaxy Halo
01:30:18
Have you considered pairing onsite instructors with online instructors to help with the transition?
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:31:21
Yes. - in fact the people who are speaking are the master online instructors for Biotech and they mentor faculty new to online all the time
Meredith Safford
01:33:59
Thanks to all. Great discussion.I've got to sign of now.
Robert Lessick
01:35:33
lessick@jhu.edu
Katie Tifft
01:36:25
I found out that though Blackboard we can access Respondus Lockdown with monitor that is an option for video monitoring exams. If anyone has experience with this, I would appreciate any feedback!
Katie Tifft
01:38:47
I got feedback from someone who said it works well for him. School of Public Health also uses.
Beatrice Kondo
01:42:07
I completely agree about well-worded multiple-choice questions. I have them where several are right, and they need to pick all the correct ones. Each is in effect a complex true-false question, and they really can’t plagiarize.
Heather F
01:43:03
i am planning to move a traditional MC midterm I had already prepared to Blackboard timed assessment. my question is whether my TA and I can both prepare the test by typing in the questions, just to save some tome for both of us (e.g., I type the questions for #1-30 and she continue with #31-60.
Beatrice Kondo
01:44:07
I don’t know if you can type simultaneously, though… but you can edit a test and take turns.
Heather F
01:45:44
That is great info, I did not know about Respondus. i can then do it myself. I wasn’t surr if my TA and I could access the test simultaneously.
Alison Papadakis
01:45:47
It looks like there is a way to upload an text file of exam questions to Blackboard: https://help.blackboard.com/Learn/Instructor/Tests_Pools_Surveys/Reuse_Questions/Upload_Questions
Beatrice Kondo
01:46:27
It’s a little bit of a learning curve if you upload a text file… it takes very exact formatting, and I had to work at it awhile to get it going.
Beatrice Kondo
01:48:16
I use TurnitIn or SafeAssign for all assignments on Blackboard, to check for plagiarism.
Beatrice Kondo
01:55:09
Since I started testing everything, I find multiple instances from different students, every semester… but I give them multiple chances to fix their problem, and they learn.
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
01:56:22
We do a problem with assignments and answers showing up on Coursehero
Alison Papadakis
01:57:34
StuDocu is another site list Coursehero that you might want to check
Alison Papadakis
01:57:44
^like Coursehero
Jeff Mahr
01:57:51
A-MEN
Jeff Mahr
02:01:18
rotation of leadership... I like that... thank you
Heather F
02:03:34
Group projects... the students haven’t yet selected their topics. They would normally work in groups of five. My inclination is to make the students select their intervention topics and complete the case independently. I believe they would have more difficulty coordinating this activity remotely and under these circumstances. This zoom chat has been helpful
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
02:05:48
I agree with Bob - Keep it simple Along with changing formats, students are readjusting to a new life (bars ,restaurants, theaters and gyms close at 5 pm today
Katie Tifft
02:08:55
Thank you for organizing this panel and sharing all of your experiences and advice! Good luck to everyone and take care!
Robert Lessick
02:09:13
Thanks Katie!
Samsung Galaxy Halo
02:09:33
Thank you for a great discussion!
Alison Papadakis
02:10:19
Thanks, everyone, for the great suggestions!
Jeff Mahr
02:12:44
Is there anywhere we can share material? Sometimes its really useful to see the instructions people give for different projects... even if the class is about completely different content... I can adapt it to my class.....is there a place in BB we could put stuff up to share?
Alison Papadakis
02:13:42
Jeff, you could suggest it to CER. They might be able to set that up.
Karen Wells
02:13:45
OneDrive
Robert Lessick
02:14:21
lessick@jhu.edu
Karen Wells
02:14:24
kwells3@jhmi.edu
Mary Donohue
02:14:25
marydonohue@jhu.edu
Sherry Ogg
02:14:30
sogg1@jhu.edu
Jeff Mahr
02:14:32
what is CER?
Thomas Koval
02:14:34
tkoval@jhu.edu
Jeff Mahr
02:14:41
jmahr1@jhu.edu
Jeff Mahr
02:14:47
ahhhhh
K Wellman
02:14:48
kmwellman@jhu.edu
Jeff Mahr
02:14:57
do i have access to that as part time
Jeff Mahr
02:15:11
cool thanks
Alison Papadakis
02:15:15
You can email them at cerweb@jhu.edu
Jeff Mahr
02:15:24
excellent - thank you
Jeff Mahr
02:15:39
thank you!
Kristina Obom Maldarelli
02:15:41
Thank you all for doing this. !
Karen Wells
02:15:45
Thanks everyone!
Heather F
02:15:46
thank you!
Beatrice Kondo
02:15:46
Yes, thank you for sharing this information!
Sherry Ogg
02:15:52
Thank you!