New Panopto Video Storage Policy
As a reminder starting June 1, unplayed content in Panopto, including imported Zoom recordings, will be automatically archived after 18 months. Archived video must be restored before it can be accessed and viewed — a process that can take up to 48 hours, depending on how long the video has been archived.
In addition, archived content:
- Will no longer appear in library browsing
- Will continue to appear in search results until deleted
- Will be permanently deleted after 4.5 years of inactivity
Missouri Online is implementing the new policy because of Panopto pricing changes. For more information, please visit the Panopto content retention policy webpage.
Zoom Updates, tools and tricks
Zoom polls + Canvas = a perfect match
Zoom polling has come a long way since the early days! You can now create breakout rooms in Zoom with poll results; imagine breaking up your students into two groups depending on if they are cat or dog people. You can even take your poll results and turn them into Canvas assignments. You also may be looking for a quick way to track attendance. Zoom can do that too! If you’d rather not use your poll results to create breakout rooms, you can also import your Canvas student groups into Zoom breakout rooms.
Zoom Whiteboarding - a fun way to gather and interact
Get creative while brainstorming and organizing thoughts while playing with the Zoom Whiteboard. Zoom Whiteboard is a new feature that you can use to enhance collaboration. The Whiteboard tool is persistent, meaning you can work on it before, during and after your Zoom meeting has ended. It can be automatically shared with all meeting participants. It is also an infinite screen, which allows for expanded diagrams, etc. See the screenshot example:
One last tip - Zoom Rooms!
You can add your Zoom meeting to a Zoom Room touch panel. Read our help article on how to get started.
On May 12, you will see two new links in your Canvas courses:
The instructor page provides important tips for getting your Canvas course ready for the upcoming semester and is not visible to students. The student page includes resources that will help ensure your students get off on the right foot. Both pages can easily be removed from your navigation bar if needed. Make sure to check out our course readiness and start of the semester checklists.
End of the semester tip: Don’t forget to download your gradebook at the end of the semester! Always ensure you preserve a list of student grades should you not be able to access them in Canvas. Check out some other great tips with our end of the semester checklist.
Upcoming Upgrades to Canvas External Tools
Over the upcoming year, the Academic Technologies Team will upgrade the connections between various web-based tools and Canvas LTIs (Learning Tools Interoperability). Zoom and SmarterProctoring are examples of tools connected to Canvas with LTIs. We have nearly 100 tools like these connected to Canvas and over half of them are scheduled to be updated. Updates will include the latest versions that are more secure and provide better functionality.
We will be conducting tests and communicating with users via email as we prepare to upgrade each tool’s connection. Affected users will be notified when the upgrades occur, what you can expect and specific instructions you may need.
Mark Your Calendars for Quality Course Review (QCR) Training in May
We are excited to offer five Quality Course Review (QCR) training sessions this month to help you prepare your online courses for a successful review. During these training sessions, you will become familiar with the 5 Pillars Review form used by reviewers to assess your course. Visit our training events calendar to register for a session that fits your schedule.
Designing & Building Your Own Course, Online Teaching Certification Seminar June sessions
Designing and building your own course and online teaching certification and recertification seminars are being held in June. To design and build your own course, attend a workshop online in Canvas with our instructional design team. Learn more on the teaching website.
Attend an online teaching certification or recertification seminar to create and deliver quality, data-driven learning experiences for your students. Gain critical knowledge for you to help facilitate best practice-based strategies in online learning environments, reflect on your teaching strategies and persona, build a deeper learning community and more. Find more information on the teaching website.
New Discussion Boards Resource
Our new online discussion boards resource describes how to build a learning community, provide structure and use resources and strategies for handling potential emergencies in discussion board mediums. If you are interested in additional support or would like to speak with an instructional designer, email us at TeachingOnline@umsystem.edu.
Faculty Peer Reviewers Needed
With Missouri Online’s increased focus on course quality, we're looking for UM System faculty with extensive experience in online teaching, learning and course design. We need faculty peer reviewers from each campus in the UM System to assist the Instructional Design Team in reviewing recurring online courses. If you have designed courses or are known for exemplary instruction, we invite you to apply for the Faculty Peer Reviewer Corps (FPRC).
FPRC members will receive training to perform Quality Course Reviews. These ensure our courses meet the UM System quality standards highlighted in the 5 Pillars of Effective Course Design. Reviewers will conduct up to 12 reviews per year and earn $100 per credit hour reviewed.
For details, contact FPRC Coordinator Amanda Swaim by email: SwaimA@umsystem.edu.
Intercampus Course Sharing Support
The course sharing program allows faculty to reach students from any of the four UM System campuses by letting students enroll in a course with their usual home campus registration process. This highly beneficial program encourages collaboration across campuses, advances faculty course development and design and contributes to the well-being of students, faculty and the UM System as a whole.
A new section on the Missouri Online: Teaching website is dedicated to course sharing: Intercampus course sharing | Missouri Online: Teaching. This also has updated information on how grades can be reported online.
Course sharing dashboard link:
- Log in using your University SSO ID and password
Additional course sharing resource links:
- UM Course Sharing Faculty Checklist (missouri.edu) (updated)
- Intercampus_Course_Sharing_Proposal_Template.docx (live.com)
- University of Missouri System - Course Sharing Best Practices (umsystem.edu)
Canvas tool support:
Instructional and media design support:
Missouri Online was created to support digital education and encourage significant enrollment growth in online programs across our four universities. Our team of instructional designers and developers, learning technologists, student services professionals, program coordinators and marketing specialists are here to assist you.