Online Presentations for Class

Information  for faculty on student online presentation options.

Presentation Options

There are several ways to manage student presentations via BlueJeans or Zoom. First you'll need to decide whether:

  • Presentations should be delivered live, during the class' synchronous sessions
  • Presentations should be recorded outside of the class and submitted only to you or be made available to the entire class for discussion

Feel free to share these student focused instructions for giving an online presentation with your students.

Material-Sharing Options

You should also decide how you want students to post their presentation recordings or slide decks: Create an Assignment and/or Create a Discussion in Canvas for  (either feature can be used for grading and/or peer review):

  • Assignment: Create an Assignment (individual or group assignment) if it should be accessible only to the teaching team
  • Discussion: Create a Discussion if the materials should be accessible to all students

Synchronous (live) Presentations

To share presentations during a live class over BlueJeans/Zoom, individuals or groups should share their screens. This will mean that your screen is no longer being shared. Make sure to keep recording the session for post-class review of presentations. Students should also post their slide decks on the appropriate Assignments/Discussions page.

Asynchronous Presentations

Students should use BlueJeans/Zoom to create a personal or group meeting and record their presentation. Then, they should download the recording from BlueJeans/Zoom. There are two ways to upload it into Canvas:

  • Assignments: restrict the view just to the instructor.
    • Recommended: Submit a link to the BlueJeans/Zoom recording
      • remind students to adjust the recording's settings so that you have permission to view it
    • Submit a link to the video shared in Penn+Box (open link to the video, not folder)
      • remind students to adjust the recording's settings so that you have permission to view it
    • Record/upload media (Online Submission > Media Recordings)
    • Upload a video as a file
  •  Discussionsallow the entire class to view.
    • Recommended: Record/upload media
    • Submit a link to the BlueJeans/Zoom recording
      • remind students to adjust the recording's settings so that you have permission to view it
    • Submit a link to the video shared in Penn+Box (open link to just the video, not folder)
      • remind students to adjust the recording's settings so that you have permission to view it

Group Presentations

To ensure online student collaboration runs smoothly, we recommend:

  • Setting up student groups in advance
  • Making sure assignment for grading is configured as a group assignment
  • Setting up a Discussions page for groups to share presentation materials with other students
  • Reminding students of Canvas tools available e.g. group collaboration spaces, personalized video conferences, etc.

Questions?

For more assistance, please contact courseware@wharton.upenn.edu for support.