Engineering Online Academic Continuity

Our Engineering Online staff are ready to help you with your contingency plan as requested by the Provost related to the Corona virus and possible campus closure. Here are some ways we can help you and suggestions for how you can interact with your on campus class and online students. Please note that we are offering 175 sections of synchronous and asynchronous classes this spring semester so it is best that you contact us as soon as you can. Requests will be processed as quickly as possible.

Utilize Previously-Recorded Lectures

Request that previously-recorded lectures be used to replace live lectures you were planning to deliver this semester. 
  • If you have taught the class for EOL before, we can post (a) lecture(s) from a previous semester to replace live class sessions.
  • Review the lectures you’ve recorded for EOL in the past to identify which previously-recorded lectures would be suitable as replacements. You can review the lectures for the previously-recorded courses you’ve taught for EOL here.
  • Once you know which lecture(s) you want to be posted, please complete this form. You will receive an email when the request has been filled.
  • If Engineering Online is offering your course this semester using previously-recorded lectures and you also have (an) on-campus section(s) of that course, you can request that access be set for your on-campus students. Send an email to techsupport_eol@help.ncsu.edu to make that request.

Record New Lectures in a Mini-Studio

Schedule a recording in advance in one of our mini-studios
  • EOL has three mini-studios that can be used by faculty to record missed lectures or recordings with information to help students complete the semester
  • There are 2 mini-studios on Centennial Campus:
    • Contact Charles Dawson at cndawson@ncsu.edu to schedule time to use one of those mini-studios
  • There is another mini-studio in Page Hall on Main Campus:
    • Contact Eva Boyce at enboyce@ncsu to schedule time in this mini-studio
  • You may also be able to schedule time in your regular studio classroom to pre-record your course lectures
    • Send an email to ldkrute@ncsu.edu to inquire about scheduling time in a studio classroom

Record New Lectures Remotely

New Lectures Can Be Recorded From Your Office or Home Using My Mediasite or Zoom

If this is the first semester you are teaching a class in our distance education program, you can continue to deliver the classes asynchronously using My Mediasite or synchronously using Zoom. Lectures can be recorded and access will also be set for your distance and on-campus students. Please note that for Engineering Online all graduate asynchronous courses, My Mediasite should be used to record lectures remotely. Zoom recordings should ONLY be used for EOL undergraduate, site-based, synchronous courses.

My Mediasite

My Mediasite is a tool instructors can use to record presentations from a personal computer capturing video, audio and computer images. My Mediasite is best used for Engineering Online graduate classes because the format, look and feel are the same as the lectures recorded in the studio classroom. There is no live interaction using this technology.

  • Get Started with My Mediasite using the guidelines from DELTA’s LearnTech Help Desk
    • Includes video tutorials
  • USB microphones are available to borrow from Engineering Online to ensure good audio quality for recordings
  • If you use a Mac running Catalina (Mac OS version 10.15), install the beta  64 bit Mac version of the Mediasite Desktop Recorder
  • Before recording a lecture, please create a Channel in your My Mediasite space for the course. In your My Mediasite space:
    • Click ‘Channels’ on the left side of the screen
    • Click ‘+Add Channel’ at the top right
    • Fill in at least the Channel Name with the course name (ex. CE 571)
    • Click ‘Create Channel’ at the top right
    • Please select that Engineering Online lecture recordings be uploaded to the channel you’ve created for that course (so EOL staff can find the recording)
  • Using the guidelines from the link above, create your recording
    • Name the presentation with the course name and lecture number, if you know it
    • Select the channel you created for the course as the destination for the uploaded file
    • You must select the ‘Screencast + Video’ type of recording for ALL Engineering Online lecture recordings
  • Once you’ve completed (a) lecture recording(s) for an Engineering Online class, send an email to techsupport_eol@help.ncsu.edu with the following information
    • The title of the file/presentation and lecture number if you know it
    • The name of the channel where the presentation is saved
    • When the presentation should be viewable to students in the EOL lecture catalog
  • Engineering Online staff will copy the presentation(s) to the Mediasite course folder where the rest of the presentations for the course are located so students can view all lectures for the course from the same lecture catalog link. You will receive an email when this is completed.
  • If recording lectures for a non-Engineering Online course, your content will stay in your My Mediasite space and you will set access for your students within My Mediasite (easiest to set access to ‘My Organization’). You can share those links with your on-campus students.
  • Get help using My Mediasite by sending an email to mediasite-help@ncsu.edu or call LearnTech at 919-513-7094

Zoom

The Zoom web conferencing platform is well suited for synchronous (real-time) online meetings involving groups of up to 300 participants and includes video, audio, screen sharing, text chat, and many other features. Instructors can use Zoom to deliver online lectures to an entire class or to hold virtual office hours with a single student or a small group.

All instructors of classes being delivered to our site-based students in Asheville, Wilmington or Havelock will be asked to continue to teach their classes synchronously using Zoom. ONLY lectures for these site-based courses should be recorded using Zoom. Asynchronous EOL lectures should be recorded using My Mediasite (see above).

  • Get Started with Zoom using the guidelines from DELTA’s LearnTech Help Desk
  • USB microphones are available to borrow from Engineering Online to ensure good audio quality for recordings
  • When you schedule a Zoom meeting to record a lecture, select ‘Record the Meeting Automatically’ and ‘Locally’ under Advanced Options
  • When you stop the recording, upload the resulting .MP4 file to MyMediasite as a media upload
  • Send an email to techsupport_eol@help.ncsu.edu with the following information:
    • The title of the file/presentation and the lecture number if you know it
    • The name of the channel where the presentation is saved
    • When the presentation should be viewable to students in the EOL lecture catalog
  • The file will be uploaded to your EOL Mediasite course folder with access set for your distance section(s) (and on-campus section(s), if applicable). You will receive an email when this is completed.
  • Get help using Zoom by sending an email to learntech@ncsu.edu or call LearnTech at 919-513-7094

 

Additional Campus Resources for Academic Continuity

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