Welcome to the Zoom Edition!

August 31th, 2021

Good morning Rotman! 

This week's newsletter focuses on teaching with Zoom. We feature several topics including cloud vs. local recordings, downloading attendance reports, scheduling meetings, and breakout groups. 

The University has also announced that Ouriginal will replace Turnitin as our new, integrated plagiarism detection tool. The process for using Ouriginal is nearly identical to the previous tool. When you set up an assignment in Quercus that requires a file upload, select Ouriginal from the Plagiarism Detection drop-down menu. Take a moment to review features of the new Analysis Overview here.

It is imperative that you stop using Turnitin as soon as possible. Luckily, the change is relatively minor, and we are available if you have any questions. Please see the details at this link

Ivan Chow (Rotman Digital's Instructional Designer) hosted two lunch-and-learn webinars in the past two weeks. The first was on Universal Design for Learning and the second one was on Building a Learning Community. If you missed these webinars the recordings are available on this Teaching Online at Rotman Quercus page.

2021 ITIF (Instructional Technology Innovation Fund) IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS.

The funding unit accepts applications from fully appointed Faculty (both streams) and Librarians only. Projects must support degree credit courses and programs. Proposals for continuing or professional education are no longer accepted. Click here for more information. The deadline for applications is November 19, 2021.

Reminder: Blackboard Collaborate will be decommissioned today (August 31st, 2021). Please kindly download any important BBC recordings.

For more information on course design, video creation, and Quercus, please visit rotmandigital.ca 

If you have feedback, questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to reach out to us at rotmandigital@rotman.utoronto.ca.


How to Schedule a Zoom Meeting (Video)

Scheduling a Zoom meeting is a simple task. This short instructional video walks you through the basics of setting up a Zoom meeting for your online course. Click here to watch the video.


Breakout Groups on Zoom

This article from Zoom's documentation outlines the various features of the breakout group function. It also includes a helpful video demonstration. Click here to read and watch.


Cloud vs Local Recordings on Zoom

When you start a recording in Zoom you will have the option to record locally (on your computer) or to the cloud. You might wonder which is the best approach. This page on our website highlights the pros and cons of each method. Click here to read.


Best Practices for Securing Your Zoom Meetings

This document created by Zoom outlines some of the best practices to secure your class session. Click here to read.


Downloading Attendance Reports on Zoom

Many instructors are interested in tracking attendance in their Zoom meetings. This page shows you where to find attendance reports and how to download them. Click here to learn more.