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Resources for Online Classes

When classroom instruction is interrupted due to emergencies, delivering classes using online tools (such as Moodle, Google Classroom, Google Meet, or Google Drive) is a way to continue classes at a distance.This resource guide provides tips and guidance.

Delivering the Content of the Course

Moodle

If you've never used Moodle before, please watch this quick tutorial on making your course visible. 

Whether your course content is pdfs, docs, links, videos, or others, you can easily add them to your Moodle course page for your students to access. You can also add files and folders from your Google Drive accounts using the "URL" feature.

Google Classroom

If you prefer Google resources to Moodle, you can use Google Classroom to deliver content and files to students. Google for Education Teacher Center has an in-depth breakdown of how to start your classroom online: Welcome to Your First Day of Classroom

Campus offices and departments may consider setting up a Google classroom for work groups or to facilitate sharing and receiving information remotely.

Google Drive

If all you need to do is share resources with your students, you could take advantage of using Google Drive.

If you use Google Drive, you can share files and folders in a variety of ways. You can collect assignments, too.

One key thing you may want to consider when sharing files is to give students a key in the title of the file or folder as to when the resources need to be read or have it match the week's course theme/topic. An example of this could be: "03_10_filename.pdf" or "week_9_proposal" - this tells students to read the file by March 10th or the proposal assignment is for Week 9 of the course.

Check out this guide from Ryerson University - Create & Share a Class Folder in Google Drive

Google Meet

*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the overwhelming amount of individuals online utilizing Google Services, you may experience longer processing times when uploading recordings to your Google Drive

Google Meet can be used to record lectures in advance. Once you record the video, you need to upload to Moodle, Google Classroom, YouTube or send via email.‚Äč

If you are holding synchronous sessions, and would like to see everyone in the session simultaneously, you can add the Google Meet Grid View extension to your Chrome browser. 

How to add Google Meet Grid View (video instructions)