(held in spring 2020)

Synchronous Discussions

Asynchronous Discussions

Discussions in Canvas
Google Drive

RISE Rubric

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous

  • DLINQ Blog post – an overview and suggestions about the differences, benefits, and challenges with both modes of communication

Designing Effective Discussion Questions

SpeedGrader in Canvas

Download/Upload Assignments in Canvas

Peer Review in Canvas

Rubrics & Checklists

Zoom Security Update

Middlebury ITS shared the following update April 7, 2020: Zoom recently announced that they will soon release a new software update which will add a Security option to the Zoom meeting controls bar of the in-meeting experience. See below for a screenshot example. This new feature allows meeting hosts to easily manage the security of their Zoom meetings, including the ability to quickly lock a Zoom meeting, enable the waiting room feature, and a number of other helpful options to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure.
Security is very important to ITS and Middlebury. ITS continues to evaluate Zoom’s security posture and we have published an evolving list of guidelines and tips for safe use, as well as explanations of Zoom’s security options here: