Guides and Tools

The IMPACT team is available to help faculty with instructional design and technology. We are happy to answer questions big or small and help identify the best tool to help you meet your instructional goals.

This section contains how-tos for some of the most commonly asked questions. It is a mix of instructions we created for Health Sciences faculty and material created by others. To use, click on the topic section to expand and view guides.

Accessibility

We at GW Health Sciences are committed to making our courses as accessible as possible to all. Below are some resources and easy things faculty instructors can do to help make course materials more accessible. The more you use these strategies on an ongoing basis, the more prepared you will be if/when there is a student with a documented need.

Blackboard

Tests/Quizzes 

Assignments 

Data Management

Rubrics

Blackboard Collaborate for Live Sessions

Groups

Journals, Wikis, and Blogs

Copying and Merging Courses

Zoom

Course Materials

Syllabus Template

  • Accessible syllabus template for Health Sciences - Summer 2022 (docx)

Durable Links

Other Tools

Online Presentations & Videos

How to Create a Narrated PowerPoint Presentation

Improving the Quality of Your Online Presentations

Webcam Videos 

Phone Videos 

Panopto

Panopto is used for classroom lecture capture, but is also a powerful tool for sharing narrated presentations, mini lectures, or lab demonstrations with multiple video angles and/or screen capture. 

Which Panopto Tool Should I Use?

There are 3 different versions of the Panopto Recorder. If you have the Panopto Recorder installed on your computer, it will provide the most features. However, if you cannot install it, there are online versions that should work for your needs, (see figure). 

Guide to Panopto Tools

Panopto Setup

Creating Recordings

Editing Recordings

Viewing and Managing Recordings

Where to Find People to Help

  • Health Sciences faculty/staff - Contact Linda Cotton or Karen Foote on the IMPACT Team
  • MD Program faculty/staff - Contact Tracy Blanchard at the Center for Faculty Excellence
  • School of Public Health faculty/staff - Contact Andrew Wiss
  • Panopto Support is available 24x7 - 855-765-2341

 

Poll Everywhere

 

Virtual Conferences

Video Conferences

 

VoiceThread

VoiceThread is a tool that allows asynchronous discussions around pieces of media such as photos, diagrams, video, and slides with a whiteboard tool. Discussion comments can be made easily using video, audio, or text. VoiceThread is provided as a tool within Blackboard, keeping items shared privately within a class. When used in Blackboard no separate accounts are needed.