A new video series, Tech Tips: Student Edition, can provide a glimpse into the remote learning lives of your students. These short videos feature students sharing with students, and describing ways they've managed to keep learning and stay connected with peers and the IU community.
Description of the video:
Hey how's it going? My name is Victor. I am a senior at IU Jacob's School of Music with a double major of music education and clarinet performance. I am currently in New York State right now where I live, where I'm from. I'm here today to talk to you about some great resources that you can use to help you with this transition to online learning.
I'm lucky to be home and have access to Wi-Fi right now. I know some people don't. What's really convenient that IU has done is that they have something called Lot Spots where at every IU campus what you can do is park your car somewhere on campus that has a Lot Spot and you have access in your own vehicle to Wi-Fi so you can bring your laptop or your phone and you can access things like Zoom and Canvas to try to get some work done which is really really convenient.
I wanted to talk to you a little bit about the Keep Learning website. I want to browse through the website and see what kind of resources this website has. I found it really really helpful. If we go to the online learning tools tab for this website there's a bunch of tools to get started. So they have links to Canvas and Zoom so you can access those. They also have information about contacting the UITS Support Center the IU Knowledge base, IU Ware - all that sorts of stuff.
There's also the tips for online learning tab. I really really like this tab in particular. It has a lot of great tips for you for being as successful as possible through this kind of challenging time. So a lot of tips about communicating being in touch with your instructors staying organized and taking care of yourself are really really important things in this time and making sure you stay on a schedule as best you can.
The find help tab, so always know that the UITS Support Center is there to support you, the Knowledge Base, your campus Student Affairs office is very very committed to helping you through this time for this kind of strange time. Again I'm Victor it was really nice talking to you and connecting with you. Stay safe. Reach out if you need any help and I'll see you later.
Description of the video:
Hi my name is Kaitlyn. I'm a sophomore studying nonprofit management and leadership.
I know connecting with friends and other students has been super challenging with the current situation, but these past two weeks I've been able to connect my friends through social media and hanging out over zoom. I'm also the president of the Animal Club on campus and we've been working very hard these past two weeks to keep up student engagement in these difficult times. Please watch this short video to hear more from us.
My name is Kaitlyn and I am the animal club president. This is Grace. I'm Lexie. I'm Julia. My name is Caitlin. My name is Mary. Aaro. Brock. The Indiana University animal Club is just a really nice way to be able to get involved and help others who love animals just as much as you do. The Animal Club is currently utilizing email Group Meet and social media to connect with our group members. I encourage you to just give it a try. For tech help, mental health assistance, or help with any other student issues visit the keep learning help page at keep learning.iu.edu/help. Thanks.
Description of the video:
My name's Maggie and I'm a senior at IU Bloomington.
Right now, I'm back home in a different time zone, but I've found that sticking to the same schedule I had while I was on campus is really useful.
Two of my classes are doing Zoom sessions, which makes it easy to stay on track. But my other classes aren't, so it could beeasy to fall behind and not do the work for them.
To keep myself on track, I've been aiming to go through the lectures independently at the same time I would normally be in those classes.
I know this may be difficult for some people who are in a time zone, say, 12 hours, different from Bloomington. I'm sure you don't want to be doing work for your 4pm lecture at 4am. But designating time to work on that class at any time during the day you would normally have that class, would help you stay productive!
It can be hard to motivate yourself to do this right now, so consider working with your classmates to keep each other motivated. I Zoom with classmates and use Screen Sharing to go through the lectures together.
This helps us stay on track. We're almost done with this crazy semester, so keep it up for just a couple more weeks!
Through these videos, you'll learn about the Keep Learning website and other resources for students. You'll also gain a better sense of the kinds of connections students are making during this trepidatious time of remote learning.
The next time a student sends a flurried email or reaches out for support, we hope you'll be able to point them in the right direction. Check UITS social media platforms for the Tech Tips: Student Edition series or view the playlist on YouTube.