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Communicate with students
Email will be your primary source of communication.
- Ensure you have access to your KPU email. (Learn more about Outlook.)
- Download your class list from Banner and make a distribution list you can re-use.
- Start each week with an intro message, instructions, office hours and any deliverables
- Complete each week with a summary and some encouragement that we are almost there!
We do not recommend using social media (i.e. Facebook, Google Hangout, Zoom) as they are not compliant with BC's Freedom of Privacy and Information Act. Microsoft Teams can now be used with students (see Hold Office Hours below.)
Share documents/videos/PowerPoint (with OneDrive)
OneDrive provides online document solutions for storing and sharing your files in the cloud. All files that you store are private until shared. All KPU faculty and students have 1TB of storage with OneDrive.
- See IT's documentations on how to use OneDrive
- Video walkthrough of how to use OneDrive
- Using OneDrive on iPad
You can send this via your email distribution list.
Create a folder in OneDrive, with sub-folders for each week and put the material in accordingly, invite your students to the folder. (Instructions: Turn off editing privileges)
Hold office hours or run a group session (with Microsoft Teams)
Instructors can now use Microsoft Teams with your students, within certain parameters:
• You may use Teams for virtual office hours or other uses of synchronous video that do not require the collaborative features of BBB (e.g., whiteboard) or that do not need to be recorded.
• You can use Teams by setting up a meeting in your Outlook calendar and inviting your students to it. This only works seamlessly from a KPU issued device. If you require assistance with setting up Microsoft Teams meeting on a non-KPU issued device or Mac, please contact the IT Service Desk. Need a KPU device? Fill in this form. ( Microsoft Teams using kpu device.pdf)
• Please do not set up a group (known as a “team”) for your class within Microsoft Teams as this will store your students’ email addresses on a server located outside of Canada (this violates BC privacy law).