OCTET

Oberlin Center for Technologically Enhanced Teaching

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Accessing the results of your SmartEvals student evaluations of teaching (for faculty)

logoPuzzle_Web_250pxIf you go into Blackboard (http://blackboard.oberlin.edu — log in with your ObieID & password) you will see a tab titled ‘ Survey .’  On that tab is a module that will have a link titled ‘ Login to SmartEvals.’  Clicking on the link will automatically log you into SmartEvals Survey Center for this semester.

Once in SmartEvals there will be many links to click on, focus on the ‘Reports’ link at the end of the line describing your course.

SmartEvals

On the Report page for that course there will be a summary of how each question was answered by your students.  Also, note that at the top of the page is a tab titled ‘Individual Responses.’  Clicking on this tab will give you the responses given by each students — very similar to the old format.

You can PRINT RESULTS

  • In smart evals click on the graph icon at in the second last column Inline image 1
  • Click on the ‘Individual Evaluation’ tab at the top of the page Inline image 2
  • Click on the ‘Export Report to PDF’ button.
  • Repeat for other courses
  • Then look in the downloads folder on your machine for the reports.

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Outline for Academic Departmental Blackboard Training

Feb 16, 2017 1:15-2:15

Types of Sites 

  • Departmental Sites – Banner (faculty, majors, minors)
  • Committees – General Council
  • Advising Sites for faculty
  • College and Conservatory Dean
  • GF, CF, & ConF
  • OCOPE
  • A&PS (Administrative and Professional Staff)
  • Conservatory (Banner – faculty)
  • Program Review
  • Progress Toward Tenure
  • Tenure Review
  • Other sites: All students, all instructors, all faculty, conservatory students,
  • Options Creating Sites

Administrative Assistants Items to Cover

  • Departmental Sites
    • Adding / removing users
    • Automatic Enrollment vs manual enrollment
    • Communications / Announcements vs. Email
    • Creating and using groups
    • Organizing / Navigation of folders and menus
    • Changing Roles
    • Surveys / Senior Surveys

Share Ideas of streamlining procedures

 

 

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Preview Your SmartEvals Course Evaluations (for faculty)

Once logged in to SmartEvals (do so through Blackboard — click on the ‘Survey’ tab), you are able to preview your surveys.

  • Click on the “Evaluation Center” tab at the top of the page.  You will see a list of all your evaluations.

Click on Eval Center

 

  • Click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the survey you wish to preview

How to Preview

 

  • The survey will open as if you are a student taking it.  You can go through and answer all the questions and submit (it will not record your submission from the preview)

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Letter to Faculty (based on student data in survey)

To all faculty Blackboard users:

This letter is written by a Student Tech Assistant in OCTET and is meant to reflect views from the survey, personal opinions withheld. Please direct any questions and concerns to octet@oberlin.edu
The complete survey results can be found here.
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Common Themes in BB Survey Answers

The survey referenced in this article was administered in Nov or 2015 as a due diligence assessment of our current system, Blackboard.  The process is outlined in another post.

Broad stroke summary of results:

Faculty are definitely frustrated by some aspects of Blackboard. However, they are not so frustrated that they are willing to move to another system.  Students are frustrated more with how the tool is being used than how the tool works. We’ve put together a short ‘letter to faculty‘ that is based on the responses given by students.  In this ‘letter’ we’ve also included some advice on how to deal with some of the ‘problems’ students reported. Read More

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Staff Teaching, Technology and more: Jan 13th, 2016

Agenda:

Wednesday January 13, 2016 Mudd Library, Academic Commons

9:00- 9:25          coffee available

9:30- 9:45          Intro — Albert Borroni

9:45-10:15        Client Services — Chester Andrews

10:15-10:40     AMAM — Andria Derstine, Jason Trimmer, Liliana Milkova: Tumblr site   eMuseum

10:40-11:00     Library — Megan Mitchell

11:00-11:30     Curricular Coherence — Tim Elgren    Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 5.54.23 PM


11:30-12:10     Lunch


12:10-12:30     Buildings & Spaces — Steve Varelmann

12:30-1:00 OCTET – current projects

1:00-1:10 Break

1:10-1:30 Quick Hits –

  • Alison Ricker / Data Archiving
  • Bob Peters / Tools Used in the Languages
  • Linda Iroff, Scott Saluga / Oberlin Technology Store
  • Pete Naegele / Psychology / Research
  • Anne Salich / Ohio 5 data preservation initiative

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How to build a website

There are many tools where you can build a website online with no coding involved. While the options are similar products, there are key differences that need to be explained for you to choose the tool that best fits your needs.

If you want guidance in creating your own website for personal use or a project, visit the OCTET office in Mudd 052 during the Student Tech Assistant’s work hours and we will be happy to help! Hours are listed on the About Us page in the Who We Are section.

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Owncloud access

For files that you want to retain on campus and protect (this is usually for large, copyrighted  files), we provide a service called own cloud.  Before requesting that this be set up for you, please explore other avenues such as the library reserve, Youtube, Blackboard, vimeo …  While these are off campus services i.e. in the cloud, they have useful safeguards and can be streamed.

To request an owncloud account contact octet@oberlin.edu to get set up with an account.

Basic instructions:

Once the account is set up, log in to your folder by going to https://octet1.csr.oberlin.edu/owncloud using the credentials you were given by the OCTET staff.

  • Create folders / Upload videos/files.Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 8.32.42 AM
  • Get the shareable link and paste it into your website or Blackboard site.  You may want to password protect the link (add the password directly to Blackboard post). Without the password, anyone that stumbles across the link would be able to view the item.

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Screen Recording Software

There are various ways to record your screen while giving a presentation and share that video with others. Many of these programs are online, free or have a nominal cost.

 

The recommended cross-platform solution at the moment is Google Hangouts on Air. This method works with both Windows and Mac, allows you to record webinars as you give them and is free. It is important to note that currently, with Hangouts on Air, to record a powerpoint presentation successfully you will need to select the “Screen Share” option instead of choosing the powerpoint application.

For a step by step tutorial on how to set up Google Hangouts on Air to record what is displayed on your computer screen, use this guide: http://www.eduhacker.net/technology/google-hangouts-lecture-capture.html

  • NB: You will need to have activated  youtube  for your particular google account you want to use for the instructions at Eduhacker.net to work.

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Summer Teaching and Tech Workshop May 27th, 2015

May 29th 1- day Teaching with Technology session in Academic Commons

Good time was had by all. Schedule and information from each session can be found here.