As you adjust to taking classes online, here are some resources to help with any issues that may arise. If your questions aren't answered here, please email TUOnline@transy.edu for help with the technology side of things, or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with resources and research. We will be updating this page with resources as we create them.
Whether you need Docs to type a paper, Slides, to do a presentation, Sheets to organize your data, or Meet to join a class discussion, you can access all your Google resources in one convenient location with your Transy credentials.
The need to share your files on Google is greater now than when you were able to hand in assignments in person.
You can also right-click on any file in your Google Drive and access the Share options without opening up each file. (Make sure you know what editing access you want the people you're sharing with to have)
You may want to use Google Slides for your presentations during the rest of this semester. To do so, it can be helpful to include notes in your slides so that your classmates and your professor know what it is you wanted to say during the presentation, without putting everything onto slides.
In Google Slides you also have the option to record and add audio files to individual slides. This is an option which allows you to record yourself speaking in your slide show. See the tutorials below for help.
As with Google Slides, you can add notes to individual slides. If you need to do presentations during online instruction, this feature may helpful to provide what you would have said in an face to face presentation.
Adding notes to PowerPoint Presentations (video tutorial)
In PowerPoint, you have the option to add audio to your presentation by recording yourself as you move through your presentation. To use this option, you must have PowerPoint installed on your computer, and be sure that everyone who needs to see the presentation has access to PowerPoint.
You can use Google Slides or Jamboard to draw basic charts or graphs should you need to demonstrate how data would be represented without plotting data points on a line. This might be helpful in responding to a question during an online test when you would have otherwise hand-drawn such a response in a f2f class setting.
Using Google Slides or Jamboard to draw graph/charts (video tutorial)
Use your Google calendar to better manage your time by scheduling your classes and keeping track of appointments and other events. Google Calendar is an easy and free tool you have access to as a Transy student.
Using Google Calendar to schedule classes and appointments (video tutorial)