Video Tutorials

Below are tutorial and how-to videos, both from us and from the makers of online teaching tools. These are made for faculty to view at their own pace, as needed. If you are interested in attending our online and in-person workshops live, please visit the Webinars & Workshops page to view our offerings and register for sessions.

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Online Teaching Pedagogy

Intro to Teaching Online (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

This webinar video covers the specific needs of online students, and how to manage the online teaching environment. We will briefly cover measurable outcomes and backwards course design.

 

Using Quality Matters to Improve Your Course (Part 1, Part 2)

These videos discuss how to use the Quality Matters rubric.

 

Fostering Student Interaction and Engagement (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

This session introduces some practices that help foster student engagement, such as frequent feedback and authentic assessments, as well as some helpful tools for instructors to

 

Best Practices for Inclusive Teaching

This video will introduce you to the best practices of inclusive teaching.

 

Assessing Discussions and Participation Online

This session offers some foundational strategies to help instructors create robust prompts and clear policy statements, which will guide students toward effective online discussions and participation, as well as some things to consider when assessing those discussions.

 

Course Materials: Copyrighted and Open Resources

This webinar video demonstrates how to find the license of course materials, how to perform a Fair Use assessment, and how to locate Open Educational Resources (OER). We will also cover some of the best ways to present both copyrighted and Open materials to online students, including course-packs, e-reserves, and streaming from the Swank movie catalog.

 

Authentication and Academic Honesty (Part 1, Part 2)

This session discusses some of the causes of academic dishonesty and suggests some tactics that can be used to ensure student authentication and honesty in online courses, including proctoring options and assessment alternatives for exam-heavy courses.

 

Basics of Lecture Capture

This video demonstrates how to record simple lecture capture, and get the best possible results.

 


Learning Management Systems

 

Canvas

 

Introduction to Canvas (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

This is an overview of the Canvas Learning Management System and covers how to navigate the platform, load or edit a syllabus, generate the gradebook, create modules, and create basic content.

 

Managing Your Canvas Course

This video is intended for instructors who have a Canvas course shell set up and need to manage students, grade assignments, and administer the course. The video covers how to send messages, make announcements, grade, edit content and manage assignment settings, and how to manage student groups.

 

Adding and Editing Content in Canvas

This video focuses on adding and editing course content using the Rich Content Editor and the link/embed menu options.

 

Communication Tools in Canvas

This video covers how to use the Inbox, Announcements, and gradebook comments to communicate with students, student groups, and whole classes.

 

Exams and Surveys in Canvas

This session is intended for users comfortable with completing basic tasks in Canvas, who would like to examine specific course tools in more depth. This session focuses on the Quizzes tool and how to create quizzes, exams, and surveys.

 

Conferences / BigBlueButton in Canvas

This video deals with the integrated web-conferencing tool, BigBlueButton. The video covers how to create, join, and participate in a Conference, including how to use polls and breakout rooms.

 

Using Turnitin in Your Course

This video covers how to create a Turnitin assignment, in your Canvas course, how to edit Turnitin settings, and how to use Turnitin originality reports as a teaching tool for your students.

 

Instructure, the makers of Canvas, maintains a large archive of high-quality how-to video guides to Canvas. We strongly recommend exploring these videos!

 

Sakai

 

Sakai: Creating a Site

How to create a new course site in Sakai.

 

Sakai: Managing a Site 1

Learn how to use the Edit Site Information, Manage Tools, Tool Order, Adding Participants, Editing Roster and Managing Groups tabs.

 

Sakai: Managing a Site 2

Learn how to use the Manage Access, Duplicate Site, Review Dates, Import/Export tabs.

 

Sakai: Sites (Email)

Learn how to associate your email with your Sakai account.

 

Sakai: Sites (My Workspace)

Learn how to navigate MyWorkspace in Sakai.  My Workspace allows you to create your Profile, view what sites you are a member in, upload global resources, as well as create new sites, among other things.

 

Sakai: Sites (Site Info)

Learn how to navigate Site Info in a Sakai site.  Site Info is your local settings management tool.

 

Sakai: Assignments (Creating Assignments)

Learn how to create an Assignment.

 

Sakai: Assignments (Finding Missing Attachments)

Sometimes students will upload a submission but fail to click Submit.  In these cases, Sakai has a tool that allows you to see what your student has uploaded.

 

Sakai: Assignments (Grading and Feedback)

Learn how to grade assignments as well as provide feedback to students.

 

Sakai: Assignments (Using Turnitin)

Turnitin is a tool that allows faculty members to more readily determine if their students have cited resources properly or not.  This webinar will teach you how to use Turnitin in Sakai.

 

Sakai: Assignments (Rubrics)

The use of rubrics can make grading faster, more efficient and more objective for the instructor as well as provide guidance for the student as far as what your expectations are.  Learn how to create rubrics in the Assignments tool in this video.

 

Sakai: Gradebook (Adding and Editing Items)

Learn how to add and edit items manually added to the Gradebook.

 

Sakai: Gradebook (Setup and Setting Permissions)

Learn how to set up your Gradebook as well as how to set/change permissions.

 

Sakai: Lessons (Introduction)

This video is a general introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai and explains how it differs from the Resources tool.

 

Sakai: Lessons (Begin Creation)

Learn how to begin organizing and structuring your Lessons pages.

 

Sakai: Lessons (Adding Content 1)

Learn how to add text, embed content, content links, and subpages to your Lessons page.

 

Sakai: Lessons (Adding Content 2)

Learn how to add links to items in the Tests & Quizzes, Assignments, and Forums tools; as well as how to add Student Pages, and external links.

 

Sakai: Resources (Creating Folders)

Learn how to create folders and subfolders in the Resources tool.

 

Sakai: Resources (Importing Resources)

Learn how to import resources from other sites.

 

Sakai: Resources (Settings)

Learn how to manage your settings in the Resources tool.

 

Sakai: Resources (Uploading Files)

Learn how to upload files into the Resources tool.

 

Sakai: Resources (WebDAV)

Learn how to use WebDAV to transfer large files into the Resources tool.

 

Sakai: Accessing Kaltura

How to find and add the My Media course tool in Sakai.

 

Sakai: Adding Kaltura Media Gallery

How to add the Media Gallery course tool in Sakai.

 

Sakai: Sharing Kaltura Media in Multiple Sites

How to share Kaltura media to more than one Sakai course site.

 

Sakai: Kaltura Student Content

How to allow students to upload Kaltura media in a Sakai course.

 

Accessing Analytics

How to access viewing analytics in the Media Gallery. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

Kaltura Playlists

How to create a playlist of Kaltura media. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

My Media Overview

How to navigate the My Media area. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

Managing Media, My Media

How to curate and manage media in the My Media area. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

Uploading Media

How to upload Media to the My Media area. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

Kaltura Media Gallery, Overview

How to navigate the Media Gallery area. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 

Adding Media to the Media Gallery

How to add (share) media in the Media Gallery area. (Applies to both Canvas and Sakai)

 


Accessibility and Universal Design Videos

Accessibility and Universal Design: Text and Documents

This session focuses on using headers and styles effectively, and on how to make accessible PDFs.

 

Accessibility and Universal Design: Images and Videos

This session focuses on how to add alt text and captions to images, and how to prepare a video for captioning.

 

Accessibility and Universal Design: Math & Equations

This video focuses on how to use the math editors of common Learning Management Systems to create accessible mathematical equations on the web, and how to convert LaTeX to MathML.

 

Accessibility and Universal Design: Course Management

This video will cover what information should be included in course documents, and how to structure your course consistently.

 

How to use UDOIT (Canvas)

This video, by the makers of the UDOIT accessibility checker, briefly demonstrates how to use the checker.

 


Third-party Tool Videos

 

BigBlueButton

The web-conference tool integrated into Canvas and Sakai.

Moderator/Presenter Overview

Viewer Overview

Setting up your microphone

Desktop/Screen Sharing Tutorial

Closed Captioning

Minimize Presentation

 

Kaltura MediaSpace

A video hosting platform that allows you to upload or record new content.

Kaltura MediaSpace - Recording and Streaming Videos

 

PowToons

A service integrated with our instance of Kaltura to create animated videos by editing simple templates.

PowToon tutorial video
 

VoiceThread

A discussion tool that allows users to annotate and create text or multimedia comments on a central media item (slide, PDF, video, image, etc.).

VoiceThread Overview

Creating a VoiceThread

Commenting on a VoiceThread

Doodling on a VoiceThread (annotating a VoiceThread)

 

Turnitin

A tool for detecting plagiarism in written work.

Creating a Turnitin Assignment

Accessing the Assignment Inbox

Viewing an OriginalityCheck Report

 


Create Your Own Video

How to use the Rutgers iTV Project Studio

This short tutorial video demonstrates how to find, schedule, and use the iTV Project Studio, a self-service recording room set up for faculty so that you can record quality video lectures and demonstrations with just a few buttons to push.