Emergency Training Information (FAQ) in Response to COVID-19


Please visit www.svsu.edu/workshops to look for session topics and times. This page will be updated as we create more documentation and create videos. Please note the related articles on the right-hand side of the page.

Online Teaching Webinars

Adobe Distance Learning
Strategies for effective distance learning

Microsoft Teams
Watch previous On-Demand recordings or register for a webinar.

Use Kahoot to engage students and help them learn remotely

Leslie Fisher | Specializing in Educational Technology
Learn tips, tricks, and best practices with Microsoft 365 and more

Echo360 Requests

If you need to request the use of Echo360 and have not done so previously, please submit the Echo360 Semester Request Form: https://svsu.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/1949/Portal/Requests/ServiceDet?ID=40412

Need help? Please watch the video we created here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM0Km20vat0

Canvas Tools to help you teach online

Quiz Tool - Online testing, surveying, quizzing

Discussion Tool - Asynchronous text discussions with and among students

Conferences Tool - At this time, we are recommending the use of MS Teams instead of Conferences since Big Blue Button announced they are not able to support the amount of increased traffic that has occurred recently.  Conferences are for web meetings and real-time video/audio meetings. It also allows sharing of the computer screen: https://bigbluebutton.org/html5/

Announcements Tool - Send timely communication messages to students - students can also comment back in return if that option is enabled. Show recent announcements on your course Home Page: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-13115-4152682262

Online Meeting in Microsoft Teams - Create online meetings in your course within Canvas from the Announcement tool. Please see the Microsoft Teams article.

Tools to help you teach online outside of Canvas

MS Stream - Not in Canvas, but this is a video storage place for students who need to upload videos (presentations, etc) available from the Office 365 app launcher (waffle).  Students can use YouTube as well, but that requires Gmail. Learn more about Microsoft Stream.

Prezi Video - This is an online video maker. The video is created with you and the content right along the side of you on the screen. It comes with pre-made templates and is FREE for educators and students.

Other Web Meeting tools

Lifesize - Web Meeting software for real-time video/audio/screen sharing.

Zoom -  Free/basic Zoom accounts have a 40-minute time limit, but it is still one of our recommended online meeting tools. Zoom has created a COVID-19 support page with video training, etc - https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html 

MS Teams - This is a RECOMMENDED online meeting tool! IM, video/audio/screen sharing capabilities.  Please see the MS Teams knowledge article!

PowerPoint - Recording Narratives of Class Lectures

Echo360 - Best used to pre-record lectures and link to them within your Canvas courses. Learn more at http://svsu.edu/echohelp/

Video Review - Allows Commenting on Specific Points in a Video. SnagIt and Video Review are free till June 30 for education/business use from TechSmith. 

Microsoft Whiteboard - A digital whiteboard for your touch device integrates with Microsoft Teams, available online (O365 app launcher), Windows, and iOS devices.

Digital Inking within Office 365 - Use the Draw feature with your touchscreen device (Windows, Mac, and iOS/Android) you can annotate, highlight, and emphasize content in Office 365 apps. Math faculty use the Ink to Math or Math Assistant in OneNote. Please view the knowledge article. 

For Student Tutoring 

Student guide on how to use the Canvas Conferencing Tool

Other help available by contacting the Tutoring Center - Second Floor of Library