Faculty Quickstart Guide

Continuing Instruction and Assessment While Away from Campus
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.

Providing Instruction

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.

Lecture Recording

Review the following knowledge base articles for instructions on how to record and deliver lectures using iCollege and Kaltura to get started.

Assessment

Assessment can be delivered through iCollege. There are two recommended assessment options:

  • Assignments- The iCollege Assignment tool allows for submission and grading of files such as Word documents, Excel files, and PowerPoint files.
  • Quizzes- The iCollege Quiz tool allows for the creation of quizzes, test, or exams that consist of a variety of question types. Many of the question types can be automatically graded. Questions can also be graded manually. For the purposes of incident response, multiple choice, true/false, and written response are the questions types recommended. Written response REQUIRES an instructor to manually grade responses.
  • The Quiz tool can be combined with Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor to provide a proctored experience.

Assignment or Quiz Features of iCollege

Review the following knowledge base articles for instructions on using the assignment or quiz features of iCollege.
Assignments

Quizzes

Instructional Software

To prepare your laptop, desktop or mobile device to deliver instruction online, the following applications should be installed.
Required for Lecture Delivery

Recommended for Live Sessions, if necessary.

  • Webex – Conduct online meetings.
  • Webex Teams – Tool for student group-based online collaboration.

Course Software Access

The Virtual Lab (vLab) is also available to off-campus users to access certain course software remotely.

Software Downloads

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 >

Internet Access

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.


Getting Help

Remote Teaching and Learning FAQs
FAQs on Teaching While Away from Campus

Password Resets
For password resets, go to campusid.gsu.edu.

IIT Technology Service Desk
The IIT Technology Service Desk can be reached at help.gsu.edu, help@gsu.edu or 404-413-HELP(4357).

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, Learning and Online Education (CETLOE) staff during business hours.

After Hours Support
For after-hours support, the D2L Help Center can address issues related to iCollege.


Student Information

Student Quickstart Guide >