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Communication Lectures

Change Lobby Settings in MS Teams

The lobby is a completely optional virtual “waiting room,” if you will, in which meeting attendees wait for you to start the meeting and let them in. Though lobbies make an extra step for students joining a Teams meeting, they also add a layer of security by providing the meeting facilitator control over who enters […]

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Accessibility Communication Lectures Videos

Upload a MS Teams Recording to Yuja and Generate Auto-Captions

When you record a meeting in Teams, that recording is automatically available to all of the members of that team. Unfortunately, Teams does not generate auto-captions for recordings and it does not support embedding them in a Canvas course. Resolving this is simple, but it requires a few extra steps. Uploading the videos to Yuja […]

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Communication Lectures Videos

Record a Meeting in MS Teams

Recording your meetings in Teams can create a helpful resource for you and your students. Your students can refer back to a lecture when studying for a test, for instance, or an absent student can watch the recording of a class that they weren’t able to attend. Fortunately, recording a meeting in Teams is a […]

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Communication Lectures

Use Forms/Polls in MS Teams

In MS Teams, one activity you can introduce in your class to increase student engagement is a poll. As of yet, MSU Denver does not have the ability to plan and create polls ahead of time to then launch on the main video screen. We do have the ability to create polls within the chat […]

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Communication Lectures

Add a Guest Speaker to an MS Teams Meeting

Whether you’re lecturing in person or in an online learning environment, guest speakers can add dimension and value to a course. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a guest speaker to your virtual lecture in an MS Teams meeting. MS Teams will send your guest speaker an invitation link for them to […]

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Lectures

Use the Whiteboard in MS Teams

Just as in an in-person classroom, the MS Teams version of a whiteboard enables an instructor to share relevant information dynamically and live rather than as part of a presentation. Using a whiteboard also can encourage student engagement and group activity. In this tutorial, we walk through the process of using the MS Teams whiteboard […]

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Communication Lectures

Share your Screen in Microsoft Teams

If you are holding your lectures synchronously, using MS Teams, you may need to share your screen with your students on occasion. You can use both your desktop or mobile device to share your screen. This tutorial provides a description of how to share your screen using your desktop. Directions Start a Teams Meeting. Note: If you […]

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Lectures

Use Microsoft Teams to Host Live Lecture Sessions

Microsoft Teams is an important tool for increasing student engagement and interaction. In a synchronous online course, instructors can use MS Teams to hold live lectures. The directions below walk through the process of using MS Teams to host live lectures. Directions Launch the Microsoft Teams Application on your computer.  If you don’t know where your Teams Application […]

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Communication Group Work/Collaboration Lectures

Use MS Teams Breakout Rooms

Breakout Rooms is a Microsoft Teams functionality that facilitates small group work in a synchronous virtual setting. Breakout rooms allow the meeting organizer to divide participants into multiple smaller groups. This is handy for those times when you want to have small group discussions within a lecture, allow students synchronous class time for group work, […]

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Communication Lectures

Schedule a Recurring Meeting in Teams

One of the easiest ways to keep your course running smoothly is to schedule a recurring meeting in Teams. This will enable you to meet with your students for live lectures, discussions, or other class activities. Follow the steps below to schedule a meeting for your course team. If you still need to set up […]