Spring 2020 Week 1 - You Did It

CONGRATULATIONS, you've made to the end of the first week of Spring Quarter 2020. The eLearning team wanted to send you a few resources for getting through this technologically, but with some emotional support thrown in.


Instant Calm Video (CC)

Our very own Tiffani Koyano is multi-talented and also teaches Yoga. In this video, Tiffani offers techniques to find instant calm in a time of crisis. 

Additionally, as shared by our HR Department: The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides this on demand webinar that covers the topic of managing stress during this unprecedented time.    Other webinars as well as additional services through EAP can be found here.  Information on helping your child cope with stress can be found here.   


Honorlock Update and Request Form

We have finally heard back from Honorlock and are working to install it in Canvas. We have learned that this application can be installed at the course level, which we prefer to do. So, we have created an Honorlock Request process for those faculty wishing to have this application added to their Canvas course. 

Consider Whether or Not This is Truly Needed

Please remember, we are currently piloting Honorlock, and this program requires students to be able to access Canvas quizzes using a Windows-based computer, Mac, or Chromebook with Webcam. We have a limited number of tests at this time and ask that faculty only use this tool if replacing a face-to-face proctoring requirement exercised in their courses prior to COVID-19.

Other recommendations of use include limiting which tests to proctor (e.g., midterm and final only) and being prepared to offer alternative assignments in order to address accommodations and access gaps. If you have questions about whether or not this tool is appropriate for your course, please discuss this with your dean.

Request Honorlock be Added to Your Course

  • Use our Honorlock Request Form for requesting Honorlock to be integrated into your Canvas course(s). 

  • Request Deadline: April 30, 2020

Implementation & Training

  • We are still working on integration and it may take a week to get it integrated in your course.

  • Training materials will be provided separately soon. Thanks!


Zoom Security / FERPA Suggestions

We've received a lot of questions regarding security settings and FERPA concerns with using Zoom. Here are a few tips and tricks:

  • We've turned on Zoom's Recording Disclaimer, which notifies participants when recording occur, asks for consent, and provides the option to leave the meeting.

  • Zoom Link & Password should only be shared in Canvas Classroom so only registered students can get to them.

  • Meetings should start with statements about the purpose of the meeting, meeting etiquette, and guidelines for what should be shared during a meeting. For example, for class sessions, students should be discouraged from sharing person, identifying information such as passwords, student ID numbers, etc.

  • Students should be encouraged to keep video and audio off whenever possible for bandwidth and privacy concerns.

  • Record locally then save to cloud and delete local file. If absolutely necessary, record to cloud temporarily, download, upload to Panopto. *Cloud recordings will be deleted every two weeks.
  • Use Waiting Room (take attendance from waiting room then let students change their name upon entry)

  • We've turned Off Participants' ability to record the session to their local machines. You as the host record, but participants in the meeting will not be able to.

  • Share archive only with class in Canvas Classroom - Please do not upload Zoom meetings with students to YouTube and other public platforms. Stick to Panopto inside of Canvas.

  • Faculty who want to use the video again in the future can record in a room alone without attendees.


Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times

Magna Online is offering a Free Seminar: Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times. This seminar is free with Coupon Code 428MOS if you register before Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM. This online seminar is designed for educators who are interested in learning about how they can teach their students despite the presence of trauma. Participants will acquire strategies they can use to help students continue their learning in the middle of this pandemic.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
11:00 AM Pacific | 60 Minutes

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to develop an understanding of:

  • Trauma and the physiological impact of traumatic experiences
  • The impact of traumatic experiences on the brain and learning
  • Strategies to mitigate this impact and improve learning

Register Now!