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The Teaching and Learning Center

Technical Resources

This page is authored and maintained by David Brandes, Chief Information Officer at Moravian University

Updated March 2020

Resources to get you online quickly

The Instructional Design Team recorded this video on Rapid Transition to Online to help you in your academic continuity planning.

Some of us in the Moravian teaching community will be attempting some technologies for the first time, in-service to that effort we wanted to make the experience as unintimidating as possible.

  • The current goal is 'Least Viable Product' - Get enough online to get by and you're good!
  • Do what you are comfortable with. If you like Zoom use Zoom, If you like Skype, use Skype.

Training and resources on how to incorporate these tools will be posted here as they become available. In the meantime please contact help@moravian.edu

Here are a few recommendations for where to start.

Watch this short Video This is an excellent jump start made by our own Instructional Designers.

Additional Resources 

Lockdown Browser (Respondus)

  • How LockDown Browser Works
    • Assessments are displayed full-screen and cannot be minimized
    • Browser menu and toolbar options are removed, except for Back, Forward, Refresh and Stop
    • Prevents access to other applications including messaging, screen-sharing, virtual machines, and remote desktops
    • Printing and screen capture functions are disabled
    • Copying and pasting anything to or from an assessment is prevented
    • Right-click menu options, function keys, keyboard shortcuts and task switching are disabled
    • An assessment cannot be exited until the student submits it for grading
    • Assessments that are set up for use with LockDown Browser cannot be accessed with other browsers
  • Respondus Monitor
    • Respondus Monitor is a fully automated proctoring solution that enables students to take online exams at any time of the day or night, without pre-scheduling.
    • Students use a webcam to record themselves during an exam. A "startup sequence" guides them through requirements selected by the instructor, such as showing identification or making a short video of the exam environment.
    • Only the instructor can review video recordings and the results of the proctoring session. Powerful analytics are used to detect suspicious behaviors during an exam session. Video segments with potential exam violations are flagged for the instructor, with an overall risk level assigned to the exam session.

Alternative Resources

  • Alternatives to Zoom
    • Google Hangouts (up to 25 video participants)
    • Google Meet (up to 250 video participants)
    • Big Blue Button* (up to 50 video participants)
    • Facetime** (up to 32 video participants)
    • Skype (up to 25 video participants)

* Big Blue Button is accessible through the conference feature in your Canvas Course

** Facetime is built in to all Apple devices

Below please find a link for Moravian’s “Knowledge Base” regarding online teaching and learning:

https://moravian.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010141

Here are helpful links from Zoom: