Claiming Host Control in CarmenZoom

There are a few ways to claim host control during your Zoom meeting. Two are covered here. While the first may be easier, the second is easy enough to learn after trying it a few times. Contact us at con-it@osu.edu if you have any further questions.

Method 1 – Log into CarmenZoom first

  1. Log into the CarmenZoom website.
  2. Go to your Meetings page.
  3. Find your meeting and click on the Start button.
    Click on the Start button for your meeting
    If you are looking for your personal meeting, click on the Personal Meeting Room link at the top of the page. Then click on Start Meeting.
  4. You may be asked if you want to open up Zoom while in your web browser. Go ahead and do this.

Method 2 – Claim host control while in a meeting

  1. While in a meeting, click on Participants in the meeting controls.
    Zoom Participants button
  2. When the Participants window comes up, click on Claim Host at the bottom of it.
    Click on Claim Host
  3. Click on Sign In to Claim Host.
    Sign in to Claim Host
  4. Click on Sign in with SSO.
    Click on Sign in with SSO
  5. Type in osu and click on the Continue button.
    Type osu and then click on Continue
  6. You will be asked to enter your OSU username and password. You may not be asked for this if you have already logged into another OSU website (like Carmen) and your web browser is still open. Either way, you may see a page like this. You don’t need to click the Launch Zoom button because Zoom is already open.
    Zoom SSO in browser
  7. Go back to Zoom and you’ll see under Participants that you are now the host.
    Participant is now the host for the meeting

 

Replacement for muting grades in Canvas

A recent change in CarmenCanvas takes away the ability to mute and unmute assignments. Instead, there is now the Grade Posting Policy. It can apply to the whole course, but we recommend applying it to individual grade items as needed.

The default is Automatic. You would change it to Manual before starting to grade submissions. Then post the grades when you’re ready.

View more information about the Grade Posting Policy on the Canvas website.

Presenter View in PowerPoint

Presenter View in PowerPoint is a handy way to view notes on one monitor while slides are displayed on the other.

However, depending on your monitor setup, these views may not appear on the intended screens.

If this happens, simply click on Display Settings on the side showing Presenter View and choose “Swap Presenter View and Slide Show”. Then your slides will show up on the other monitor.

Swap Presenter View and Slide Show

If you don’t need Presenter View at all, you can disable it before starting your presentation. Go to the Slide Show tab and uncheck “Use Presenter View”.

Uncheck Use Presenter View

8-31-18 Proctorio Flash Friday Presentation

Proctorio has been available in Carmen for a few months now. This tool allows for online proctoring of exams with settings that can be adjusted for a variety of scenarios (for example, an open book exam or a group exam). John Pryba and Alice Teall gave a Flash Friday presentation about the tool, including how to enable it in a course, set up a quiz to use it, and how to view reports.

Watch the recording of the presentation and learn more about Proctorio on the ODEE website.

 

Carmen Tips and Tricks

Our 4/6/18 Flash Friday presentation covered a number of CarmenCanvas tips and tricks, including:

  1. A different way to work with default due dates while setting up an assignment
  2. Checking to make sure a rubric will be used for grading
  3. Making sure peer reviews require a submission (even something as simple as a text entry) so students can easily see who they need to review
  4. A note about regrading quiz questions that came from a question bank
  5. Deleting calendar items that don’t have any dates attached to them
  6. How to change a single person’s grade when working with group assignments
  7. Adding your actual syllabus to the Syllabus page
  8. Downloading multiple files at one time

View the recording at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p271p9hcwxo/

Get your Carmen Gradebook Ready for AU17 Final Grades

You’ll be submitting final grades for AU17 in just a few weeks. Are you ready? Now is the time to double-check your Carmen gradebook setup and prepare it so grade submission goes smoothly. The CON instructional design team presented a Flash Friday webinar on 11/17 on how the gradebook and assignment tools in Carmen are connected and how to organize one to rearrange the other. Find out how weighting grades, dropping grades, muting grades, and bonus assignments/points work in the gradebook in the recording of this webinar at http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p9ndq89j1wb/

Additional resources

Flash Friday – Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is a program for creation of online presentations using a combination of text, images, audio, and video. Sway is similar to PowerPoint, but the presentations are easy to create and present on the web. OSU students and faculty have free access to Sway through Office 365, so it is an excellent choice for students to share their course work in an online format. John Pryba covered the basic information you need to get started with Sway. View the recording here.

Panopto – Which link is which?

If you are an instructor and you receive any Panopto “ready to view” emails, you might be wondering which link is which.

Long story short, choose the “View” link. We suggest you actually click on it, make sure it plays fine, and then copy the link from the web browser instead of your email.

Otherwise, here is a breakdown of an example “ready to view” message.

Panopto Ready to View Example

View: This is the link you want to share with students! We suggest you click on it to make sure it works properly. Then copy this link from your web browser and paste it into Canvas (or an email or however you want to share it with others).

Edit: If you know how to make some basic edits to your lecture, this link will take you to the Panopto website. You’ll need to log in if you aren’t already.

Share: Please do not confuse this with the View link! This allows you to check the sharing settings on your lecture.

Additional output formats: You will likely not use this, but if you do, you get different options on the ways your lecture can be viewed. These options are mainly for video and audio podcast versions.