Videoconferenced Class

Support for MD Program Lectures

Teaching During The Pandemic

MD Program lectures will be taking place in the classrooms as of August 2020. A maximum of 50 students will be attending in MSB 3153 or MSB 3154 at St. George downtown and a maximum of 14 in HSC 130 or 140 at UTM (Mississauga). The remainder of the class will participate online from home or other location via Zoom webinar. If a lecturer is lecturing from UTM, students will be invited to attend there or at MSB or can view online or at home. Students can also choose not to attend the live webinar and watch the lecture recording afterwards, if it is recorded. If you have previously lectured in the large classrooms to the MD Program, you will notice some differences in the technolgy. In each of the two large lecture rooms in the Medical Sciences Building downtown and the two in the Terrance Donnelly Health Sciences Building in Mississauga, there will be only one camera used, and you will be teaching via Zoom webinar instead of the videoconference system previously in use.

Lecture Webconferencing (Zoom)

Using Zoom in the Classroom to Deliver Lectures
As the MD Program changes its model of lecture delivery this fall, learn about the technology that will be used

Quick Hits: The 5 Top Things to Keep in Mind

Easy ways to ensure that ALL students are engaged in your lecture
Learn the five most important things to keep in mind when teaching in a videoconferenced lecture

Teaching in a Videoconferenced Lecture

Some Tips for Better Results
Many aspects of teaching in a videoconferenced environment will be familiar, but here are a few tips for better results.

Get Hands-On Training

Put Yourself in Control
Presenters who come in for training on the equipment are able to present their lecture without the added stress of having to figure out the technology in the videoconference-equipped lecture rooms while they teach.

Videos in the MD Program

Learn about Stream, the new video delivery system
The Faculty of Medicine changed video-delivery systems in the summer of 2019, and now uses the O365 offering Stream to deliver lecture recordings and other videos to students.

What if I Use Keynote on a Mac?

We can convert your presentation so it will play on the lecture room PCs, or you can.
Learn how here.

Contact Information for Lecture Support

How to contact us before, during, and after your lecture
Need to adjust a slide deck you already sent in? Have a question at the podium? Here's how to get support when you need it.

Help Us Help You

Fill In the Form for a Successful Webconferenced Lecture
Telling us about your lecture will help ensure there are no technical problems

Preparing Your Presentation

Important tips and links for your PowerPoint

Got a Minute?

Get some tips on teaching in the videoconferenced classrooms with these short videos.

Getting Their Attention

Creating Powerpoint That Fit the Screen

Engaging Students at the Far Site