In response to requests for support from Australian universities with many lecturers this year using Microsoft Teams for teaching for the first time, we ran a webinar series last week. Our focus was on providing appropriate interactive, online learning experiences for students who may not be able to travel to their Australian university campus for the beginning of the academic year. (These webinars were part of a number of activities, from technical advice, to training for staff, to help universities).
Webinar recordings for teaching staff
There are 3 webinar recordings, intended for any university academic staff, including full and part-time lecturers. We cover Teams meetings (for up to 250 participants), Teams live events (for up to 10,000 participants), and the use of Stream for catchup viewing, or where bandwidth is severely restricted. And we also show how to use live captions and Immersive Reading for improving student understanding
Part 1: Get started with Teams for online learning: For users (staff and students) who have never used Teams before. This session includes how to access Teams, how to run your first Teams meeting and present content, including screen sharing. We also cover setting your best default settings
Part 2: Engaging your students in Teams: How to deliver a remote session with more interactivity – using chat, polling and whiteboard functions
Part 3: Recording, publishing and language options for Teams: Recording meetings, publishing on Stream, how to enable live captions, captions on recordings, and how students can access translated captions
In addition to online webinars, we have a number of learning partners who are able to work with universities to deliver face to face training sessions on campus. Email us at Ausfirstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We also have a ‘getting started’ guide for academic staff looking to teach international students online, including advice on how to optimise the experience for students within China. Email us for a copy of this too.