Our first recommendation to you as you try to accommodate your
students in these difficult times is to remember that we are here
for you and you have resources available to help you navigate this
new and uncharted territory.
We know it has been tough on you as you are being forced to try out
different tools to hold your class sessions and provide instruction
to your students. Unfortunately, we were all caught by surprise by
this Corona virus madness. Thus, we did not have enough time to
decide which tools would be best appropriate for the crisis. In an
effort to provide you with the best service possible under the
circumstances, in addition to the other tools you have been
introduced to as listed on this page, we have reached out to
OneScreen vendor and they are allowing us to use their video
conference tool for the next 6 months for free and If we like it, we
will purchase permanent licenses.
All full-time faculty already
have a Hype account. Simply go to hype.onescreensolutions.com. Your user name is your csu
email address and your generic password is onescreen (all
lower case, you can change it once you login). Below is
a Youtube video tutorial on using Hype. It’s clean, easy
to use, and reliable.
Students Hype accounts have
been created. Now you can hold classes without sending
invites. The second video on this link I sent you last
week will show you how it works:
You may access Hype via this
Now, all you have to do is to
set your class time and share your OneScreenHype link
with your students along with your 4-digit Pin on
Schoology. For example, my Hype link is
and my Pin is 7682. Please watch the video to find out
how to access your pin.
Inform your students that
they will login with their CSU email addresses as
username and onescreen123 as their password (same
password for all). They can change their passwords once
they are logged in.
Also, once the students'
email domain is merged with the faculty email domain,
you should be able to create class rooms and add your
students to them.
Regarding the Conferences tool Schoology, it is a third
party software for which we do NOT currently have a paid
subscription and it is very expensive. That explains the
limitations you have been experiencing with recording
and all. We apologize as we got caught off guard with
the COVID-19 issue. However, we will not be purchasing
licenses for this tool.
To schedule a Video Conference session in
the Conferences link on the left
menu in a course or group.
conference and set its start time. You
can also include an optional end time.
to the right of a specific conference to edit the title,
start, and end times.
students to click on the Conferences
link, within the course, to access their
Zoom is a web conferencing tool that allows
you to meet remotely or create recordings. You can use
Zoom to hold a “live” class as you would normally, but
with everyone at their computer, either by setting it up
through Schoology or by sending students a link. For
those who may have had their Internet connectivity
affected, the session can be recorded for later viewing.
Also, you may want to schedule a number of virtual
“office hour” sessions that students can attend as their
schedules allow. If students were scheduled to present
during a class that cannot meet in person due to an
interruption, students can record their presentation
using Zoom and share it with you and the other students
in the course.
To access Zoom within Schoology
Log in to
Materials on the left.
Add Materials tab.
drop down menu, select Add
(scroll to the bottom).
Here are some tips for using Zoom:
clearly: Make sure the microphone on the
computer sounds clear and you record in
a place with minimal background noise.
short: Break up your long lectures into
shorter pieces to keep students engaged.
activities: Between segments, have
students participate using the chat
feature or in breakout rooms before
moving on to the next segment.
your camera: Even if it is just for a
few moments, students are more engaged
with instructor content when they can
see their face and not just the slides.
Microsoft Teams is your hub for
teamwork in Office 365. All your team
conversations, files, meetings, and apps live together
in a single shared workspace, and you can take it with
you on your favorite mobile device. Below is a link to a
couple of tutorials we have created for you.