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July 29, 2022

If you are preparing to use LockDown Browser and Monitor for your summer final exams, use these strategies to make the experience painless for you and your learners!

On Monday, we shared tools and settings that you can use to help ensure academic integrity. You can read it here! If you plan on using Respondus LockDown Browser with or without Monitor, there are a few considerations you should keep in mind.

First, Respondus LockDown Browser only ensures that no other application on the desktop or website other than the exam site can be accessed while learners are taking the test. If you want to ensure that they are not using notes as well, then you will need to add Respondus Monitor. You can enable it under the LockDown Browser settings in Canvas. Refer to the linked guides in Monday’s post!

Second, if you do wish to use Monitor and its live proctoring feature, there are some basic room check strategies that you might wish to employ. Note that this option in LockDown Browser requires that you synchronously view learners’ webcams while they are taking the test. Read our post from April of this year to learn about room check strategies that you can use to make sure your learners are properly meeting expectations.

Upcoming Events

Workshop Wednesday: Make Your Canvas Site Beautiful

Design Module in the Faculty Resource Center in Canvas

Learn all about clear, effective visual design options for your Canvas pages with the new Design Module in the Faculty Resource Center. You can find pre-made graphics such as icons, course banners, buttons, and more with customization options available. This workshop will provide a walkthrough of the entire Design Module and instructions for downloading, customizing, and placing assets in your courses. Facilitated by Rachel Greene, Digital Learning Designer. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Contact James Butler with any questions about this session.

Register here to join us on Wednesday, August 10th from 1:30-2:15 PM.

Be sure to catch the Monday blog post on August 1st to learn about the exciting live training opportunities we have for Fall 2022! Below is a taste of how we are kicking off the next semester. Registration for all training opportunities can be found on our Events Calendar.

New Instructor Week 2022

New Instructor Conference

Clemson Online is hosting a day of conference sessions designed to get you ready for the fall! In addition, we will host two days for scheduled presentations with drop-in opportunities so you can sit down and talk with the experts. See an overview below. Register for free at the conference website and see the full schedule and each day’s Zoom links, published one week prior to the conference.

Thursday, August 18

New Instructor Conference hosted by Clemson Online is a scheduled conference with dedicated tracks that cover a range of topics. Attend in person or through Zoom. Registration required; light breakfast will be provided for in-person attendees.

  • Topics include:
    • Canvas & Zoom
    • instructional tools
    • course organization
    • teaching strategies for international instructors
    • effective learning objectives
    • introduction to Kaltura
    • introduction to iClicker
  • 8am to 12pm
  • Watt Family Innovation Center 3rd floor

Monday, August 22

Bring your laptop and meet us at Cooper Library for a drop-in, face-t0-face conversation with one of our instructional designers about your course, chat with a librarian, learn about library support systems, and take a tour of the library’s integrated technology spaces. Additionally we will be running scheduled presentations on dedicated topics. Drop-ins are in-person while the scheduled presentations are hybrid.

  • Presentation topics include:
    • Library resources for online learning
    • Introduction to Kaltura
    • iClicker Cloud and Classic
  • 9am to 2pm
  • Cooper Library, 2nd floor (two floors down from the main entrance or 4th floor)

Tuesday, August 23

Bring your laptop and meet us at the Office of Undergraduate Studies in Vickery Hall, where we are partnering with University Testing and Education Center (UTEC) to deliver more drop-in opportunities and another round of scheduled presentations.

  • Presentation topics include:
    • Library resources for online learning
    • Introduction to Kaltura
    • iClicker Cloud and Classic
  • 9am to 2pm
  • Vickery Hall, 2nd floor

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