Online Tools

Supported Tools for Online Course Delivery

There are several tools supported by Scottsdale Community College that faculty can use to remotely deliver courses. This includes synchronous and asynchronous options. The tools below require you to use some form of video. Before you venture into the video world, check out the Video & Web Meeting Best Practices for tips on how to best present yourself and your content.

Supported Tools

YouTube logoYouTube is a free video-sharing website that makes sharing videos online easy and is part of the Google Apps suite. You can upload videos to your account, choose availability, share links, or embed your videos. As part of Maricopa's enterprise licensing of Google for Education, there are benefits to using YouTube for streaming your videos.

  • unlimited storage in your YouTube channel
  • a default video length of 15 minutes, but extendable to 128GB or 12 hours, whichever is less
  • ability to limit access to your videos by choosing "Unlisted" so students can view them, but the video is not searchable
  • automatic closed captioning to easily review for accuracy
  • downloadable transcripts from your closed captions

Resources on using YouTube

IMPORTANT: Do this first: Increase Your Video Length Limit in YouTube

Webex by Cisco logoA Webex meeting is an online meeting that allows you to virtually meet with other people, without leaving your home or office. You can use the speakers and microphone in your computer or use a phone line for audio. Webex allows you to share your screen, poll participants, use an electronic whiteboard, chat, and create a recording. The real-time Webex meeting does not include live captioning, but the recording does. To access the Maricopa Webex resources, you must be signed in to your MCCCD email account, and use your "MEID@" to sign into Webex.

Resources on using WebEx Meeting

Google Meet logoSince all of our students have Maricopa Gmail accounts, it is easy to use Google Meet for synchronous sessions. Anyone with a Google Account can create a video meeting, invite up to 100 participants, and meet for up to 60 minutes per meeting for free.

ScreenPalSCC has a site license for ScreenPal, which records a designated area of your screen and audio and webcam input. You can use this tool to record narrated presentations or demonstrations and produce the recordings as videos for your courses. While there is no time limit for the length of your videos, we recommend breaking them into segments of 7 minutes or less. Once you create your video, you can embed it directly into Canvas or place it in your Maricopa YouTube account and link it there. Automatic closed captioning is available on both ScreenPal and YouTube, and both require a review of the captioning for accuracy.

Resources on using ScreenPal

SoftChalk iconSoftChalk is a free tool that allows you to create interactive games, quizzes, flashcards, lessons and so much more in the cloud and easily embed or add as graded assignments to your Canvas course. Give your knowledge checks a boost!

Resources to learn about SoftChalk

Additional Resources

Make a copy of SCC's Direct Instruction Calculator and enter your course components to determine if you have enough rigor in your course.

Continuity of Instruction - Mesa Community College CTL

Teach Online - created by ASU

Canvas Instructor Guide

Canvas Student Guide

A Student's Guide to 'Working From Home'

Training Handouts