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Tips and Tricks for Teaching Remotely

This guide is intended to introduce you to material and resources that may help you when teaching a class remotely.

Canvas Polling

Canvas has a polling app. called Polls for Canvas. It is an easy way for instructors to request student opinion in the classroom. All students need is a smartphone. Download the Polls for Canvas app on Android and iOS devices.

CALI Polling

Creating CALI Lesson Links

  • CALI stands for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.  CALI.org is a non-profit consortium of law schools – of which UC Law is a member – that develops and distributes legal education lessons to the consortium members. CALI Lessons are available online at http://www.cali.org. There are hundreds of lessons for all types of legal subjects. You can browse lessons at http://www.cali.org/lesson.
  • LessonLink is a CALI tool that allows faculty members to view student scores, completion rates and usage of CALI lessons.
  • Faculty members can share the LessonLink and Course URLs the same way any other URL is shared - via a post on a course website (e.g. TWEN, Blackboard, WebCT), course blog, or by email.

 

calilessonlinks

Creating CALI LessonLINKs Video Tutorial (2:59 min.)

 

Poll Everywhere

PollEverywhere is a website that allows you to create your own electronic polls which the audience can answer either online or by text message.

Signing Up for a Poll Everywhere Free Account

Note that the free Poll Everywhere has an audience limit of 25. UC Law does not have an enterprise account.

  1. Go to http://www.polleverywhere.com/.
  2. Select the blue Sign Up button.
  3. Complete the Free Plan Sign Up online form. Be sure to check the box next to” I am an educator” and then select “I am a Higher Education educator.”
  4. Check the box next to “I agree to the terms of service and Privacy policy.”
  5. Select the red Sign up for my Poll Everywhere account button.

Creating a Multiple Choice Poll

  1. Go to https://www.polleverywhere.com/login.
  2. Login in with your Email and Password.
  3. Select the red Create Poll button.
  4. Enter your poll question.
  5. Select Multiple Choice under “How will my audience respond.”
  6. The answers automatically default to True or False. If you want to use other terms, delete True and False and type in your own terms. If you want to have more than two multiple choice answers, select the blue Add an Answer button to add new terms.
  7. After you have added all of your terms, select the blue Create button.

Inserting Poll Everywhere Into a PowerPoint

Windows

  1. Go to http://www.polleverywhere.com/app.
  2. Download and install the PollEv Presenter App.
  3. Open or restart PowerPoint, locate the Poll Everywhere ribbon in PowerPoint.
  4. Using the ribbon, insert your Poll into your presentation. Start presenting.

Mac

  1. Go to: http://www.polleverywhere.com/app/mac.
  2. Download the PollEv Presenter App for Mac.
  3. Install PollEv Presenter App for Mac by dragging the file to your Applications folder.
  4. Open PollEv Presenter from your applications folder.
  5. In the Poll Everywhere app enter your login information.
  6. Download your polls from your My Polls page.
  7. Open the downloaded PowerPoint file and enter Slide Show mode to see your Poll.

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