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Faculty Quickstart Guide
This page provides faculty with options to quickly use iCollege to deliver instruction and assessment remotely. These instructions provide a quick start guide and are not meant to be inclusive of all options and features of iCollege.
iCollege is available to deliver instruction.
Through iCollege, lectures can be recorded using the Kaltura media tool. Recorded lectures can consist of:
- Instructors using webcams and microphones to record themselves.
- Instructors using screen capture to record the contents of their computer desktop (a PowerPoint, OneNote, Excel, web browser, etc) while also recording audio.
(This is sometimes referred to as voice-over.)
- A combination of the options above.
Information on using iCollege to deliver instruction is below.
|Review the following knowledge base articles for instructions on how to record and deliver lectures using iCollege and Kaltura to get started.|
|Assessment can be delivered through iCollege. There are two recommended assessment options:
Assignment or Quiz Features of iCollege
Review the following knowledge base articles for instructions on using the assignment or quiz features of iCollege.
To prepare your laptop, desktop or mobile device to deliver instruction online, the following applications should be installed.
Required for Lecture Delivery
- Cisco AnyConnect VPN – Needed to install some software and access certain systems from off-campus.
- KalturaCapture – Assists with capturing and recording lectures from your computer.
- Respondus LockDown Browser – Creates a secure online testing environment.
Recommended for Live Sessions, if necessary.
Course Software Access
The Virtual Lab (vLab) is also available to off-campus users to access certain course software remotely.
Software available through campus license can be found at the software download page.
Free Antivirus: It’s important to make sure the computing devices you use have antivirus installed to protect your files and sensitive university information when connecting to the university network or working with university materials. If you are using an university-supplied device, it should already have Cylance antivirus already installed. The university now supplies Cylance at Home to protect the personally-owned computers and devices of faculty and staff. Get Cylance at Home Antivirus >
Information on Adobe Creative Cloud Download >
Many local Internet providers are offering no cost or low cost options for students who need to take their classes online and are lifting data caps. Some of these offers are being extended to faculty. You may want to contact your preferred provider for options. Information on local options for Internet access can be found on this page.
Remote Teaching and Learning FAQs
FAQs on Teaching While Away from Campus
For password resets, go to campusid.gsu.edu.
If you are having trouble with iCollege and its integrated tools, contact the IIT Technology Service Desk. Service Desk staff will assign a ticket to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) staff during business hours.
After Hours Support
For after-hours support, the D2L Help Center can address issues related to iCollege.