Online Teaching in Classrooms
There are multiple resources provided by ITAC that will facilitate online teaching in classrooms. Classrooms compatible with Zoom, DLP, Microsoft Teams and Ensemble Anthem are available for use. To schedule your academic section in an online teaching compatible room, notify your departmental class scheduler.
Zoom is a web-conferencing tool. Its highly accessible features allow you to attend video or audio meetings, hold webinars, share presentations and transfer files, teach and attend online classes in real time, and much more. Meetings can be joined from desktop computers, laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Sessions can be recorded so those who cannot attend can still benefit from this tool. For more information on Zoom, visit ITAC’s website.
Distance Learning Platform (DLP)
The Distance Learning Platform (DLP) is technology installed in select academic classrooms that offer faculty a supported, professional audio and video educational environment for synchronous distance education. For more information on DLP rooms, visit ITAC’s website.
Microsoft Teams is a free tool offered to Texas State University as part of Office 365, giving faculty, staff, and students the ability to collaborate and share information. Teams includes one-on-one chat, team chat, video conferencing, the ability to place voice and video phone calls, and file sharing. Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are. For more information on Microsoft Teams, visit ITAC’s website.
Ensemble Anthem allows faculty and staff to create screencast video recordings with just a computer and microphone. Incorporate recordings into your curriculum to enhance digital learning and supplement face-to-face instruction, record lessons, or record whatever is on your screen as a sharable video. For more information on Ensemble Anthem, visit ITAC’s website.
Instructions for Department Class Scheduler
1. Add a REG comment in CLSS for an online teaching compatible room.
2. If specific technology is requested, please note that in your comment:
a. ZOOM—Zoom compatible classroom
b. DLP—Distance Learning Platform classroom
c. MSTM—Microsoft Teams compatible classroom
d. ENAN—Ensemble Anthem compatible classroom
3. The Schedule of Classes team will search for available first call (110) rooms with the requested technology.
4. If unable to find available first call rooms with requested technology, we will provide you with a list of available non-first call rooms and their room owners.
5. Please contact the room owner for permission to schedule an academic section in their department owned room.
6.If approval is given, please update your REG comment with the specified room and email the approval to ClassSchedule@txstate.edu.
For questions, comments or concerns, please email ClassSchedule@txstate.edu for assistance.