USC Provided Software – Information Technology Services (ITS) provides software that is freely available for download such as Microsoft Office.
In addition, all Price students/faculty have access to Grammarly and VoiceThread for the 2020 Academic Year.
Virtual USC Lab Computer (CloudApps) – A virtual USC Lab computer that can be accessed from anywhere, and includes such software as Adobe Creative Cloud, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R.
Free Access to The Hallway – The Hallway is an online library of high-quality, faculty-reviewed teaching cases and resources housed at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. It provides educators who teach public administration, public policy, and related subjects with a continually growing database of teaching cases, curriculum materials and teaching notes, videos of select cases prepared by experienced teachers, and classroom instruction in case teaching and writing. To obtain access, please email [email protected].
Similar to the student toolkit, this guide is to help you identify and complete the most important tasks to prepare you for online and hybrid instruction.
Encouraging students to use a Virtual Background can help those who may not be comfortable with keeping their camera on. USC and Price themed Zoom backgrounds can be found here, and instructions on how to use are included.
Recording of all classes is required. To make recording classes and managing Zoom rooms easier, ITS has integrated Zoom into every Blackboard course.
When Zoom is launched from within Blackboard, the course is automatically recorded. There is also no need to send students the meeting or recording URL as they can access both from within Blackboard. Instructions can be located here.
For faculty who choose to not launch Zoom from Blackboard, please be aware of two things:
REQUIRED: If you are using Option 1 or Option 2, only share your recordings on Blackboard. Do NOT email them to your students. This ensures the content is only viewed from within Blackboard.
TRIMMING: You can trim recordings if necessary, in case the recording starts early or you forget to turn it off. Here’s a short video that can guide you through the process.