Below are recommended video playlists for some of the common technologies and pedagogical approaches that support online teaching and learning. For more information about specific technology tools, check out our Toolshed & Tutorials webpage. For more information about pedagogical strategies, check out our Teach Remotely webpage and Online Course Design Rubric.

Video playlists on this page include the following topics:

  • Active Teaching and Learning in Zoom
  • Advanced Canvas
  • Creating a Canvas Discussion Forum
  • Creating Effective Discussions
  • Learner Engagement
  • Screen Recording with Panopto
  • SpeedGrader / Quizzes / Assessments
  • Using Zoom

Advanced Canvas Video Playlist

Review the full list of Canvas Video Guides available from Instructure

Review the full list of Design Tools for Canvas Video Guides available from Cidi Labs


Creating a Canvas Discussion Forum Video Playlist

  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Creating a Discussion Forum in Canvas (Canvas video)
  3. Video: Ensuring Your Discussions Are Inclusive
  4. Video: Creating a Group Discussion
  5. Video: Grading a Discussion Forum
  6. Video: Creating a Peer Review Discussion Forum

Sample Course Site – Student-view Sandbox

The Canvas course site that is used in these videos as an example can also be used by workshop participants to get a student-centered view of different discussion forum options. Use this link to self-enroll as a student in the course.


Creating Effective Discussions Video Playlist

  1. Discussion Modalities
  2. Staging Discussions and Roles
  3. Effective Peer Feedback
  4. See also: Creating a Canvas Discussion Forum on this webpage

Screen Recording with Panopto Video Playlist

  1. Introduction
  2. Setting Up a Course Hub Folder 
  3. How to record a video
    1. Mac 
    2. PC
  4. Embedding a video in Canvas (New RCE–instructions begin at 19:38)

Additional Resources


SpeedGrader / Quizzes / Assessments Video Playlist

Additional Resources


Using Zoom Video Playlist

  1. Using Zoom at Middlebury
    • Video Includes:
      • Finding your Zoom Room Link (timestamp 1:38)
      • Download Zoom Desktop Client (timestamp 2:46)
      • Adjusting Zoom Settings in Desktop Client (timestamps 3:18 & 6:21)
      • Adjusting Zoom Settings in Web Portal (timestamps 2:14 & 6:39)
      • Using Zoom in Canvas (timestamp 7:13)
      • Screen sharing (timestamp 8:09)
      • Breakout Rooms (timestamp 8:53)
      • Polling (timestamp 10:16)
      • File Transfer in Chat (timestamp 11:01)
  2. Scheduling a Zoom Meeting
  3. Joining a Zoom Meeting
  4. Using the Zoom Toolbar
  5. Recording a Zoom Session
  6. Sharing Your Screen
  7. Using Breakout Rooms
  8. Zoom Closed Captioning
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