Remote Teaching Newsletter – Monday, August 31, 2020

Greetings, QSC Instructors!

The Computing Instructional Support Team (CIST) is here to support you in your course prep for the fall. We’re still here during the school year to help out when needed, so make sure to contact us at cist@cs.queensu.ca if you need help.

Here are some updates:

OnQ Perusall Integration

Perusall integration is now available for onQ, however, you have to enable eReserves for your course on the CCT+ tool and email library.reserves@queensu.ca and tell them that you’re using Perusall (even if you’re using your own materials) so that they can have ITS activate it for your account. Once they do it, you’ll be able to integrate Perusall with your onQ course with the following steps:

  1. In Content, from the ‘Existing Activities’ drop-down list, choose ‘External Learning Tools’.
  2. Next, click on the ‘Perusall’ link.
  3. From the External Learning Tool drop-down list, choose ‘Edit Properties In-place’.
  4. Check the ‘Open as External Resource’ checkbox.

When you click on the newly added link, this is what activates the Persuall account.

Teams Help

If you missed last week’s Teams workshop, you can watch it online now. There is also a simple tutorial about how to set up a Teams meeting on our website.

Zoom Integration

The Queen’s Zoom license has been activated. If you already have a free Zoom account associated with your @queensu.ca email, make sure you change it to <your-netid>@queensu.ca and NOT your alias (eg. your.name@queensu.ca) before you do anything. You can sign in to the Queen’s Zoom installation at queensu.zoom.us with your Queen’s netID and password. Faculty and staff have premium licenses, while students have standard licences. For more information, see the ITS Zoom Implementation page.

Instructor Fireside Chat

Join the Computing Instructional Support Team (CIST) for a chat about how you are doing with your courses. We will continue these meetings for the foreseeable future, so feel free to come by and share your experiences. What has worked for your course? What hasn’t? Let us know.

Our next meeting will be Monday, September 14th at 2:30pm. Join the Teams meeting here.

Hope to see you then.

Watch recordings from our previous sessions on Microsoft Stream.


Need help with your course? Ask the Computing Instructional Support Team! We’re here to help.

Send your questions for cist@cs.queensu.ca and we’ll get back to you as best we can.

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