This page provides consolidated information and advice for School of Architecture Faculty and Teaching Assistants on the tools and techniques available to deliver teaching and learning in the event that:
- Faculty or TAs have self-isolated and need to deliver teaching remotely or
Students have self-isolated and need to be taught remotely.
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You can continue to teach and support your students online with different methods, including through synchronous live sessions, through providing materials and activities that students can interact with asynchronously; or a blend of both. This quick guide aims to help you decide the delivery method that can best benefit the learning experience of your students.
Rapid Online Course Development Guide - Syracuse University
Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the recommended learning management system and web conferencing platform by Syracuse University. Please let your students know which platform you are using for your class.
Note: The table below provides suggestions and alternatives (with how-tos) for different teaching activities. The Useful Links section can help you find answers to other questions you may have.
|Teaching activity||Suggested alternatives and links to guidance (Synchronous/Asynchronous/Blended)|
|Seminar and tutorial|
|Collaboration and group discussion|
|Share content and files|
Note: Please review the short guides below before creating and running your first Collaborate Ultra session.
Online delivery and learning are dependent on individual computer set up, speed of one’s internet connection and location. Wherever possible, faculty and students are advised to use a wired, stable, high-speed internet connection.
Note: Please contact email@example.com or stop by Slocum 001 before you plan to teach remotely; it's important to make sure all of your technology are functioning correctly and up to date.
- Questions regarding computing support or recommendations: email Architecture IT support at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Blackboard specific questions: email Central Blackboard support at email@example.com
- Logitech headset mic
- MXL tabletop conference mic
- Ethernet (network) adapter/cable
- IPEVO digital document camera (streaming capable)
- Wacom drawing tablet
- Web conference kit (for use in Slocum) - includes webcam, headset mic, conference mic, ethernet adapter, ethernet cable
System Live Status
- SU System
- Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - AWS (US)
- Blackboard Learn - Managed Hosting (US)
- Turnitin System
- Go here to check if a site is down
- Go here to check if a site is blocked in China
|Web conferencing, screen sharing||Web App|
|Microsoft Teams||Web conferencing, screen sharing||Desktop/Web App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|Zoom||Web conferencing, screen sharing||Desktop App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|Microsoft Whiteboard||Free-form drawing, digital canvas||Desktop/Web App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|Adobe Acrobat Pro DC||View, edit, annotate PDFs||Desktop App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|Playposit||Course development||Desktop App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES|
|macOS Preview||View, annotate PDFs||Desktop App||Mac||YES||How-to|
|Microsoft Edge||View, annotate PDFs||Desktop App||Windows||YES||How-to|
|Google Drive||File-sharing||Desktop/Web App||Campus (NetID@g.syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|One Drive||File-sharing||Desktop/Web App||Campus (NetID@syr.edu)||YES||How-to|
|Firefox Send||File-sharing||Web App||NO||How-to|
|Kami||View, annotate PDFs||Web App||NO|
|Conceptboard||Visual Collaboration||Web App||NO|
|Voice Thread||Visual Collaboration||Web App||NO|
|Miro||Visual Collaboration||Web/ Desktop App||NO|
|Mural||Visual Collaboration||Web App||NO|
|Kahoot||Quiz/survey learning tools||Web/Mobile App||NO|