Canvas Overview and Basics: Tuesdays, Aug. 11, Aug. 18, and Aug. 25, 2–4 p.m.
Hour One: We will look at best practices for Canvas courses. Is your syllabus posted? Have you introduced yourself and set clear student expectations for your course? Are links to your video conference sessions and virtual office hours clearly identified? We will review how to add content to modules, how to use communication tools and the discussion board, and show you how to build assignments and quizzes. We will also look at SpeedGrader and the Canvas gradebook. You will be given a “checklist” to review before publishing your course.
Hour Two: Canvas Q&A with the educational technologists
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Google GSuite: Wednesdays, Aug. 12, Aug. 19, and Aug. 26
Hour One: We will look at Google docs, sheets, Jamboard, and slides, and review setting permissions and sharing files.
Hour Two: Google GSuite Q&A with the educational technologists
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Video Conferencing: Thursdays, Aug. 13, Aug. 20, and Aug. 27
Hour One: We will look at best practices for video conferences, showing you how to create conferences using Zoom or Google Meet. We will discuss polling, breakout rooms, and the Zoom whiteboard, and we will show you how to use virtual backgrounds. You will learn how to record, save, and share meetings.
Hour Two: Video conferencing Q&A with the educational technologists
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The academic calendar announced in mid-June will remain in place: Fall break will be canceled and Thanksgiving break will be extended to a full week. View the complete academic calendar for 2020–21.
The Northwest Conference (NWC) Presidents’ Council announced on Aug. 17 that all conference competition and championships will be suspended until Jan. 1, 2021. Fall and winter sports are suspended. The NWC is continuing to work to develop a schedule for competition for these sports in the spring semester.
Currently, athletic facilities are open to members of the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) only. Reservations are required one day in advance for 50-minute time slots (with 10-minute transition periods between reservations). Everyone using the facilities will receive a temperature screening to ensure a reading of less than 100.4 F. Face coverings and social distancing requirements must be followed.
Fitness Center, Tennis Pavilion, Upper and Lower Courts
Open Monday–Friday, 5–8 p.m. (limited capacity)
Opens Sept. 8
Puget Sound is committed to providing a wide variety of delicious and nutritious food and beverages, and will operate according to State of Washington and Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department COVID-19 requirements.
Faculty and staff members may now access professional Zoom licenses as part of the University of Puget Sound’s enterprise license. Professional licenses support up to 300 active participants and include breakout sessions, chat, and more.
Accessing your pro license:
Zoom also will be integrated with Canvas, should you wish to take advantage of the integration for classes. Zoom/Canvas integration is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.
Google Hangouts/Meet will remain available and may be used alongside Zoom. You may choose whichever platform best fits your individual needs. Please be sure to use your university credentials for Google Hangouts and Meet, as well.
If you have any questions, please contact Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.879.8585.