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How do I avoid joining a Teams meeting as a “Guest”?

When joining a Teams meeting, you won’t have access to all of the features if you join as a “guest”. This happens when you aren’t logged in with your MSU Denver credentials. Additionally, our support staff won’t be able to help you in virtual drop-in support if you aren’t logged in properly. You can follow […]

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CTLD Support Services at a Glance

Need help? Simply put, that’s what we are here for. CTLD is the one stop shop for all of your teaching and learning needs. Staying up to date on the various instructional techniques, theories, tools, technology, and best practices is an important aspect of being an effective educator. Looking for help setting up your course […]

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Deliver Quizzes in MS Teams

Use Teams for Informal Quizzes In a synchronous online course, there may be times when you want to assess your students’ understanding without administering a graded quiz through Canvas. Maybe you are looking for a quick poll, a casual pop quiz or wish to check general comprehension. One way to do this during your synchronous […]

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Best Practices for Holding Virtual Office Hours

Connect Virtually with Students Outside of Class Time Office hours are key resources for your students to seek additional help and instruction. In-person office hours are a time-tested system, and these benefits carry forward when you provide an equivalent virtual experience. For a small investment of time and effort to set up a virtual office […]

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Can I add students to an MS Team using Canvas roster?

The short answer is no, you can’t add students to a course Team through Canvas. Teams does not have access to your Canvas class and cannot currently populate a Teams course automatically. You will need to add each student individually to your course Team. You typically only need to type the first few letters of […]

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How do I set up my Canvas course?

If you’re new to online teaching, or just new to Canvas, it can seem a little daunting trying to set up a new course. CTLD has prepared an assortment of tutorials that will help you through this process. If your department or a colleague has already created the course and has given you permission to […]

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Advanced Presenter Modes in MS Teams

Tools: Microsoft Teams If you teach courses online, you’re probably familiar with sharing your screen in your class meetings on Teams. Teams recently launched an update that provides you with multiple presentation modes.  You can now share your screen and your webcam feed simultaneously in several different formats. When used appropriately, these new presentation modes […]

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Download and Install MS Teams

Microsoft Teams is the institutionally-recommended software for hosting live, virtual meetings. You can use MS Teams for virtual class meetings, one-off lectures, meetings with your colleagues, and much more.  MS Teams has both an application for your computer and a version that runs in your web browser. Because the application is more stable and less […]

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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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How do I Use MS Teams for Synchronous Communication?

Teaching in an online format doesn’t mean you have to lose your instructor-student contact. Microsoft Teams is our institutionally supported application for synchronous communications, including live class sessions and office hours. Teams provides you with a variety of options for creating virtual meeting rooms, organizing classes, and collaborating with your students using integrated tools. Note: […]