Wednesday October 21, 2020

What's New?

Welcome to the latest edition of the Rotman Digital Newsletter. Here you can find the latest useful tips and tricks on Quercus and all things digital learning.

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Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive Integration

The new Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive integration allows students and instructors the ability to use, create, share, and collaborate on Office 365 OneDrive files within Quercus. This integration is available in Course Navigation, Assignments, the Rich Content Editor, Modules, and Collaborations. For more information on using OneDrive in Quercus, click here


Blackboard Collaborate Updates

There are a variety of useful new features that have been added to Blackboard Collaborate in the past few months. A Chat Profanity Filter, Secure Recording links, Bulk Attendee invitations and more! Click here for more information on these updates.


Contact North: The Dos and Don'ts of Online Learning  

Contact North has free webinars on the best practices for teaching and learning online hosted by world experts and innovators in online education. Join the thousands of participants from over 75 countries worldwide attending Contact North webinars. Click here to register.


Dear Professors: Don't Let Student Webcams Trick You

Instructors who teach live online classes should thoughtfully consider whether to require students to use their webcams during class. Asking students to turn on their webcams for the entirety of class may not result in the benefits you expect. In fact, it can distract from engaging in class and have a deleterious effect on learning. Read the full article here.


Disruptive Students in Online Classes

Disruptions can come from anywhere in an online class. Luckily, when students are being disruptive, there are actions you can take as the instructor. Click the links to learn more about handling disruptive participants on Blackboard Collaborate lectures and on MS Teams calls.