If you are transitioning a session for the first time from in-person to remote teaching, here are three tips to help:
In Canvas, you can use Panopto for record lectures. Even if the professor is not using Panopto, if you are in the course as a librarian, you still can. Here are directions for using Panopto.
If you want to have students follow along, you can record your screen or powerpoint in Panopto. Directions for screencasting with Panopto are here.
Short videos that cover a single element of content are the most effective.
If you are going to show activity on your screen, make sure it is large enough and slow enough for users to see.
Feel free to use our Library Lounge templates to make a storyboard before recording. Or just present as you normally would -- relax and know that everyone misspeaks sometimes, so you don't need to worry about "messing up."
Other options. If you are comfortable recording with another software, you can do so and upload the media to Canvas. Just remember there are storage limits.
There are two options for synchronous presentation.
For presentations, you might want to show folks what is on your screen. There are directions to screenshare in BlueJeans and in Zoom (click on your operating system in the list to get step by step instructions).
Keep everyone muted. (Sound issues are the quickest way to have everyone running / not learning in a session.)
Discussion Boards in Canvas
Chat in BlueJeans or Zoom
Live Discussion in BlueJeans or Zoom
Breakout Rooms in BlueJeans or Zoom
Quizzes and Tutorials in LibWizard
You can use LibWizard to make quizzes or tutorials for your sessions. This is a way to see what students know or have learned. Springshare provides information on how to use LibWizard.
Collective Writing and Sharing Responses with Google
You can use Google docs or sheets to have students write together or share works. Collective notetaking through a Google doc can also be helpful to engage students (and for you to be able to see what they are taking away) -- share a link that allows those with it to edit. Directions for Google file sharing.
Polling in Zoom and BlueJeans
Polling allows you to ask a question to gauge student's previous knowledge, thoughts, or understanding during a synchronous session. Directions for polling in BlueJeans and for polling in Zoom.