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Assessment Options

Tags: Assessment

The University of Alberta has announced that no final exams will be conducted in-person for the Winter 2020 semester. As a result of this, the Learning Assessment Centre has announced that they will no longer be able to accommodate your LAC final exam bookings and that all bookings for the remainder of the semester will be cancelled. With this information, it is important to consider alternatives to your final assessments.

 Please see some of our recommendations below:





How to Evaluate without a Traditional Exam

Tags: Assessment

The answer to this question is going to vary from course to course and there are many different ways instructors might assess their students without a traditional exam. Luckily, the Centre for Teaching and Learning has created a guide to help instructors explore different alternative assessment options. 

For more information, please visit CTL's website.





Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

Tags: remote delivery

With the sudden shift to remote delivery, instructors are faced with a decision on whether to use an asynchronous or synchronous approach. Synchronous learning happens in real-time, whereas asynchronous learning uses online channels without that real-time interaction. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach and we’ve pulled together some tips to help you figure out what will benefit your course. 





What Tool Should I Use?

Tags: Video Conference

There are many tools out there to help you deliver your lecture online, but finding the best tool for your situation can be a challenge. Tech in Ed has created a guide to help you find the best option for your needs.

Visit our guide here





Handling Sensitive Information

Tags: privacy, security

If you have to deal with sensitive information online, then make sure the site you're on is secure - that means it begins with https, not http. The extra "s" at the end means that any data sent over that connection is encrypted and cannot be read by hackers. 





Tips on Working Remotely

Tags: privacy, security

The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer has a number of tips to help you protect your information when you work remotely including





eClass Assistance

Tags: eClass

Do you need help setting up eClass for online delivery of class sessions? At Technologies in Education, we have the expertise to build an eClass from scratch or to move your face-to-face class online. We're happy to meet with you to discuss your requirements and the best plan of action for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery.

There are numerous options available to help with online delivery, including:





Live Streaming Resources

Tags: Adobe Connect, livestreaming, Zoom

Adobe ConnectLive

There are many resources for instructors and students to help get started with Adobe ConnectLive (ACL or eClass Live):

Instructors





Gmail’s New Confidential Mode

Tags: Gmail

Gmail Confidential Mode will soon be available in your G Suite account. Confidential mode will allow you to create expiration dates, revoke messages, and add passcodes to help protect your emails from being shared with the wrong recipient.





When’s the last time you backed up your work?

Tags: Backups

When you use Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, your work is already backed up in the cloud and accessible on the web from anywhere. But, if you tend to work on files saved to your computer, you’re one spilled coffee away from potentially losing your work. Luckily, there’s an easy way to backup your files with Google Drive’s File Stream. 




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