Real Problems: Virtual Support

March 19, 2021 by | Training

Last March, as the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, Chapman University’s Educational Technology Services team launched a virtual support option for faculty. We flipped our model from in-person to virtual in a matter of days, and when we needed help, members from other departments happily stepped in. Our goal was to continue to deliver


Share your second device into your Zoom class

March 18, 2021 by | Zoom

While sharing your screen into a meeting is a well-known Zoom feature, easily done by clicking on the Green Share Screen Icon at the bottom of your meeting window, many have discovered that you can share your iPad using your home wifi to host that content. This works well on home wifi on either Windows or Apple


Making the Most out of Teaching a HyFlex class

March 16, 2021 by Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith | Pedagogy

This blog post is authored by Dr. Melissa Rowland-Goldsmith, Associate Professor  of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Co-Director of the Institute for Excellence in Teaching & Learning On March 11, 2020, I had to quickly pivot the direction of my research based molecular biology lab class so that the students would still


Zoom default recording changes

March 15, 2021 by | Technology

Effective March 26th, 2021, Chapman will be changing the default cloud recording to: Record active speaker with shared screen. This change will provide a better viewing experience in Canvas for Students. Students will see only two options, audio and video. The prior default settings made five different files (speaker view, shared screen, gallery view, shared


The Impact of Creativity in STEM

March 15, 2021 by | Adobe Creative Cloud

  The Adobe Digital Literacy Café webinar series is designed to provide academic leaders with various perspectives on preparing students for success in the modern economy. Join us for a panel discussion with academic thought leaders from East Carolina University, MIT, and more. During this hour, the group will share their perspectives, student examples, and


Poll your students about the upcoming return to campus

March 11, 2021 by | HyFlex

Dear Faculty and Instructors, If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to poll or survey your students about returning to in-person instruction after Spring break. It is important not to exceed the COVID-19 capacity of any room. As of 3/18/2021 we are currently in the RED TIER. Talk to your students and


Teaching Tips Thursday: Mid-Semester Feedback

March 11, 2021 by | Pedagogy

Midterm season has officially arrived!  This time after the first major assessment of the semester can be the perfect time to pause, reflect on your teaching thus far, and ask your students for their feedback. Benefits of collecting mid-semester feedback Taking time for a mid-semester feedback survey can reap so many benefits for both instructors


Canvas Updates

March 5, 2021 by | Canvas

Courses MathJax Equation Enhancements & Text Field LaTeX Characters Summary LaTeX equations can be entered in any Canvas text field, and MathJax is loaded if Canvas detects an equation image added by delimited LaTeX characters. Change Benefit This change allows users to use equations in more areas of Canvas and manage equations more efficiently. Affected


HyFlex Classroom Resources and Information

March 3, 2021 by | HyFlex

Dear Chapman faculty, In anticipation of the University’s commitment to begin in-person instructions after spring break, we would like to share some important HyFlex resources and support information with you. HyFlex classrooms information There are three types of HyFlex classrooms available to you on campus: Prime – Includes a Zoom Panel for direct connection to

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