/ Provost's Office

Online Instruction Resources

Practice Online Teaching

Please take time over spring break to test your newly elected method of online teaching. CIT staff members are available to help you setup and practice a Hangouts Meet conference call. Contact CIT or Leo Herzog for more information!

Computing and Information Technology 

CIT staff members are available to help troubleshoot technology issues. Visit their Online Teaching Tools page for information about using online resources.  These resources include how to make the most of Moodle and video conferencing via Hangouts Meet.

If you are having issues with your Hope College computer or have other technology needs, please submit a work order.

See the Online Teaching Tools information page 

One-on-One support 

Moodle

Kate Maybury and Tom Ludwig are available to meet individually to discuss using Moodle to deliver course content. (A helpful webpage for Moodle is also available here.)

  • Kate Maybury is available to meet individually or with small groups via videoconference (using Google Meet) to discuss any aspect of Moodle — including tips about using Moodle in your course — or Google Meet. Email her at mayburyk@hope.edu to set up an appointment, then go to https://meet.google.com/frp-tyvy-osx to join the videoconference at the time of the appointment.
  • Tom Ludwig is available to meet individually or with small groups via videoconference (using Google Meet) to discuss any aspect of Moodle — including tips about using Moodle in your course — or Google Meet. Email him at ludwig@hope.edu to set up an appointment, then go to  https://meet.google.com/vcw- nquf-wni to join the videoconference at the time of the appointment.
Google Hangouts Meet

Leo Herzog is available to help with Google Hangouts Meet integration. (A helpful webpage for Google Hangouts is also available here.)

Digital Librarian
Faculty are welcome to reach out to Digital Liberal Arts Librarian Tori Longfield for individual meetings to discuss lecture capture options/technology, critically think through ways to facilitate digital project needs, and more. Book an appointment if interested. 

Divisional & Departmental Technology Champions

Want to talk with a colleague? The following have self-identified as experienced and willing to help with Google Hangouts Meet and Moodle.

If you'd like to be added to this list, please email provost@hope.edu. Many thanks to all for coming together so quickly!

Moodle

Arts & Humanities Divisions

Social Science Division

Natural and Applied Science Division

Google Hangouts Meet

Arts & Humanities Divisions

Social Science Division

Natural and Applied Sciences

Student Resources

For Students: Transition to Online Learning 

Taking Notes While Learning Online

In this short video using these PowerPoint slidesAssociate Provost Gerald Griffin encourages students to development additional active learning and note taking skills as they move to an online learning format. Point students to this video and the Cornell Note Taking System as additional resources. 

Difficulty Viewing Videos?

Dr. Vanessa Muilenberg offers the following advice to students who are struggling to access videos remotely.

Using the same software as YouTube, Google automatically encodes the uploaded file in different resolutions to allow for viewing on different devices and different levels of bandwidth (internet speed). Viewing these videos should be similar to any video hosted by YouTube. Depending on the speed of your internet connection there are some steps you can take if streaming the videos natively is not working well.

  1. Set the streaming video quality to its lowest setting by selecting the gear icon in the lower right corner, then selecting 480p, if that doesn’t work, select 360p. Please note that the figures may be more difficult to read at these settings.

  2. Download the video for offline viewing. Rather than stream the video it is possible to perform a local download of the file to your device. The upper right hand side of the video contains a number of controls. The icon with the down arrow is the download file icon. Click here and you can download the video to your local storage. If your internet speed is limited this may take some time, please plan accordingly.

  3. View the videos on a mobile device. If your internet speeds are slow and you have an “unlimited” data plan on your phone or tablet you may be able to stream these videos over your data connection faster than your home internet.

Find more resources for students at the Remote Learning page.

Additional Resources

Your Hope-issued laptops come with a webcam and microphone installed.  Instruction and course creation should happen from home where possible. However, if absolutely necessary, there are spaces on campus that you can use to teach your class. Do not conduct in-person instruction, and limit contact with others. Some of these spaces are equipped with video conference technology. Please feel free to book one of these rooms in EMS and use it for your virtual class!

VanWylen Library has a variety of resources to support online learning and will continue to update these resources over the next month.

See more online learning resources available from the library 

External Resources