ZOOM Campus license
Maastricht University has activated a campus license for ZOOM. All employees and students have the ability to schedule meetings that last up to 24 hours and can facilitate 300 participants.
Online Teaching and Learning
Tips and tricks to help teachers and students prepare for effective interaction during live tutorials and lectures with any video conferencing tool, and for effective asynchronous online learning. Feel free to download and share.
ZOOM large webinar license
PROVIDING ONLINE LECTURES OR TUTORIALS
Online and face-to-face education can be quite different. You need to rethink your lectures and tutorials. When using a video conferencing tool, try to shorten your lectures and tutorials to an hour or less, and replace parts of live interaction with short videos and online written discussion. VideUM provides more on video recording tools, UM support per faculty and studios at UM, and a step-by-step instruction for making a knowledge clip in the relevant sections. For organizing asynchronous education in Canvas, go to the UM Canvas training modules, or watch UM Canvas theme webinars. Resources for online, blended and hybrid course design during Covid-19, are provided at Online Education at UM and at EDLAB online CPD resources.
CHOOSING A UM LICENSED VIDEO CONFERENCING TOOL FOR EDUCATION
For lectures and tutorials, UM supports three video conferencing tools Zoom, Collaborate Ultra, and Canvas Conferences (Big Blue Button). All tools are available in Canvas, while Zoom also is also available as a stand alone. Below, an overview of all tools and key features, followed by user manuals.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool that is easy to use inside of Canvas or as stand alone either web based or as desktop app, enabling teachers and tutors to manage synchronous (live) tutorial meetings and lectures with students. All UM teaching staff and students has a Zoom license that supports meeting with up to 300 participants.
COLLABORATE ULTRA MANUALS
Blackboard Collaborate is a virtual classroom application that is easy to use and integrated in Canvas in such a way that you can organise a synchronous (live) session with the students in your course environment.
Collaborate enables the delivery of online tutorials, lectures and student group meetings:
- Live audio and video presentation
- Exchange text messages
- Collaborate on a Whiteboard
- Application and file sharing
- Present Powerpoints
- Poll option
As of 1-9-2021 Collaborate will no longer be available.
For online meetings with students Zoom will remain available, accessible via Canvas.
We would like to ask you to download any recordings you want to keep before 1-9-2021.
If you would like to make recorded Collaborate sessions available to students in your course in Canvas we advise you to first download them to Mediasite and then add them to your course.
For more information contact your faculty support.
CANVAS CONFERENCES MANUALS
Canvas comes with a standard conferencing tool called Big Blue Button. The standard Canvas version provides limited video conferencing possibilities but comes with a nice whiteboard with audio and chat. For instructions go to Canvas instructor guides.
UM has a MS Teams license for staff that includes video conferencing. Please note that is staff meetings and not available for education! It is supported but our IT department. Contact your faculty IT support for details and go to ICT manuals and look under Teams for instruction manuals and FAQ’s.