ITS has a wealth of resources on a variety of video conferencing tools. Click the links below for specifics on your preferred video conferencing platform.
Watch how Dr. Tommy Occhipinti used technology and traditional pen and paper to deliver synchronous and asynchronous content here.
What if I want to annotate a powerpoint while I am presenting via Zoom or Google Meet?
If you have a ipad, check out this easy tutorial.
Unfortunately, there is no "correct" answer. What we do know is that it is difficult to sit in one place or stare at a screen for 2 or 3 hours.
For those of us who went totally asynchronous in Spring 2020, our students reported that they missed the high-touch connection with their professors and classmates. On the other hand, students in totally synchronous sessions said it was difficult to maintain attention through a 2-hour Zoom meeting. It seems that a balance is the perfect compromise that best serves the learning needs of our students.
As you decide the best balance for your own class, consider using both modalities in the most effective manner.
Synchronous Meetings (via Google Meet or Zoom) are best for high-touch, high-impact communication, and community building.
Asynchronous time is best to deliver content, especially course material that students may work through at different paces or want to revisit later. It is also good place to build in self-directed project time.
Rather than lecturing over Zoom (synchronous), consider having the student watch pre-recorded lectures on their own time (asynchronous). Gather them back together for a high-touch class discussion.