Online Teaching at the FEA
Given the current situation with coronavirus pandemic, we would like to introduce tools for distance tuition that we have at the FEA. We believe that some technological solutions, which have been available at our faculty for a long time, can help a temporary transition from contact to distance learning.
In addition to the solutions described below, we welcome the use of every tool that will help students in their studies.
I need to present the content of my lecture remotely (realization of distance lecture)
When to use it? You want to present the content of your letcure to students remotely so students can follow it, but you don't need students to respond it at the same time, you can use the possibilities of online lectures.
The system of lectures works in Studium On-Line (SOL) according to the schedule in the IS.
Lectures streamed through Cisco Meeting App (CMA) must take place as scheduled! It is necessary to join and disconnect in the CMA at the time of the lecture.
CMA lets you lecture without having to be physically present at the faculty using your laptop from anywhere.
CMA allows you to stream both commentary and presentation at the same time.
If the recording is enabled in the SOL, then the lecture will be recorded.
CMA works in these lecture halls: P101, P102, P103, P104, P106, P303, P304, P403, and P312.
CMA is not supported in lecture hall P201 at this time.
Start by downloading the CMA installation file.
Open the installation file after the download is completed. You must agree with the license term. Continue by clicking Install.
Check the option Launch Cisco Meeting Now after the installation is completed and continue by clicking the Finish.
Click Sign In in the newly opened window of CMA.
Use UČO@econ.muni.cz for username and faculty password for the password. You can save your credentials by checking the option Remember me. Continue click Sign in.
Notice: Some employee's usernames can be different. Use the same username name as when logging on to the computer at faculty. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
CMA may ask you to confirm that the certificate is trustworthy. In this case, click Advanced settings.
Click Trust certificate for future sessions and Continue connection.
The CMA will launch if all steps were correct.
Read the following sections for more information on how to use the CMA
It's necessary to connect to the desired lecture hall before you start the lecture.
As mentioned above, CMA works in these lecture halls: P101, P102, P103, P104, P106, P302a, P302b, P303, P304, and P403.
Start by clicking Meet.
Fill the search area with a name of the required lecture hall.
Enter the name of the lecture hall without the first letter P. Example: P106 ⇨ 106. Click on the required hall as shown in the picture to continue.
Click Call into P...
The following tutorial describes how you can share a Powerpoint presentation with your students.
Screen sharing can only be enabled when you are connected to the lecture hall, and you are streaming.
Start by clicking the second button on the bottom of the CMA.
You can choose what display will be sharing or you can share specific applications to be share. The application must be open if you want to share it.
You can stop sharing by clicking the Stop button.
Be sure to stop streaming when the lecture has ended.
I need to communicate with students in real time (MS Teams)
When to use it? Your course is more like a seminar lecture with a small number of students.
Real-time communication with students can be realized in the MS Teams application.
MS Teams may already be installed on your computer as part of MS Office.
If it is not installed, start by downloading the installation file.
After the installation is complete, you must sign in to the application.
Use UČO@muni.cz for Sign-in address and click Sign in.
Enter your password in the newly opened window of Unified Login and click Log In.
If you submitted your credentials correctly, then the MS Teams application will start.
You can access the settings by clicking icon with your initials located in the top right corner of the MS Teams.
You can check your microphone and camera settings in the section named Devices. You can also make a test call here.
Click Join or create team button.
Click Create team to continue.
You can choose the type of team in the newly opened window. Class is a suitable type for the seminar group.
Fill team name (required) and description (optional) and click Next to continue.
You can add members to your team manually (use UČO or name) at this time or you can click skip and add members later.
Read the next tutorial for information about bulk adding members.
You don't have to add members to your team manually, but you can use two MS Teams methods for adding members in bulk.
Add team members using a team link
Start by clicking three dots next to the name of your team and continue by clicking Get link to team.
Now you can share your link to the team with your students.
You can accept requests to join the team in the Pending Requests category of the Manage team settings.
Add team members using a Team code
Start by clicking three dots next to the name of your team and continue by clicking Settings.
Click Generate in the Team code section of Settings.
Now you can share your Team code with your students.
There is no accepting of requests when using the Team code. Everyone with the code can join your team. Be careful using it.
You can start Meeting by clicking the camera picture at the bottom of the MS Teams.
You can choose from two options for a meeting - Meet now or Schedule a meeting.
Your team members will be notified by email in case of use scheduled meeting.
I need to provide materials to students for self-learning
When to use it? You want to provide the study materials to students to learn the subject matter themselves (scanned articles, your study texts, presentations with comments, learning videos, etc.).
If you want to make things as easy as possible and your subject is based mostly on the one-way transfer of knowledge, rather than discussion, you can simply share the learning materials with students.
I need a follow-up discussion with the students about the shared materials
When to use it? You have shared the materials for self-study and you want to give the students the opportunity to discuss the subject matter or ask clarifying questions.
The follow-up discussion can be performed using applications for asynchronous communication. The easiest option is to use the standard e-mail. There are more suitable options, such as the chat channel in MS Teams.
For a better overview, use a discussion forum. In IS MU, you can use subject-specific discussions, already set up for each existing course.