Every course has unique challenges when transitioning it to the online environment. The resources below can help get you started. Please contact us if you would like help with strategies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a self-enroll course on Canvas to learn the various aspects of Canvas, including how to set up your course, how to grade, and more. You can also use the links below for the Canvas guides for specific topics.
Kaltura is the preferred tool to record and host lectures in Canvas. To enable Kaltura within Canvas:
For additional help using Kaltura, please see the resources below:
If you would like to hold and/or record video conference sessions, you can do so using one of the following methods:
Zoom is an online conferencing tool that can be used to meet with your students online. You can share your computer screen or use the white board functionality while speaking with your students in real time. To set up an NKU-affiliated account, go to the log in page. If you want to learn more about using Zoom, see the tutorials page or our Getting Started with Zoom video. Other helpful tutorials, include:
Big Blue Button is a conferencing tool inside Canvas. It has many of the same functions as Zoom. Recordings are available for two weeks after the initial session. This can be found under the Conference tool, which can be enabled under Settings > Navigation.
Are you a student using Canvas for the first time? Log into Canvas using your user ID (the first part of your email address before the @ symbol) and password. Your classes will show up on your dashboard. Please refer to the resources below for guides to the primary tools used by instructors.
Microsoft OneDrive provides a place where you can store, share and sync your files. You can update and share your files from any device with OneDrive, and even work on Office documents with others at the same time. The Mobile app allows you to take a picture of a document and convert it to a PDF.
If your instructor is using Zoom you may find these resources useful. Students can also create their own personal Zoom account by accessing this page and signing in: Zoom sign in page.
Kaltura is a tool you can use to upload your mp4 or mp3 files, record your computer screen, and then add those videos to a discussion or assignment.
To record your screen use Kaltura Capture:
Follow these instructions if you would like to upload a mp4 or mp3 file to Kaltura:
Follow these instructions to submit the video in Kaltura to an assignment: