Rapid Remote Teaching Resources

If an emergency causes a building closure or prevents you from coming to campus, the Academy has tools and resources at the ready to move your classes online. 

On this page you will find the tools we have, strategies we recommend, and resources you can use. Please scroll down to learn more.

If your onsite class is moved to online, log into the Academy’s LMS, where you’ll find your courses listed: Academy of Art University Log In

Once you login, click on the home icon in the upper left. On your user home, under the Enrollments tab, you will see a list of all your courses. Click the blue “Enter Class” button to go straight to a specific online course.

Your course Outline lists all your discussion and assignment topics.
Click the topic you would like to participate in.

To add or edit topics, use the global navigation to choose “Discussion.”

Use the “Add Section Topic” or Global Topics to create new topics for your students.

If you associate your new topic with a module, the topic will also appear on the Outline, making it easier for students to find.

You receive notifications from the “bell” icon on your computer, and you can manage how you receive notifications in your settings.

Also, make sure you download the Academy of Art University Classes app from Apple’s App Store or from Google Play, so you can  receive notifications on your mobile lock screens.

Submitting Artwork

Participate in the Class Discussion by creating a new post or commenting on someone else’s post.

You can create a new post by clicking the “Create New Post” button.

Add a subject line and write your thoughts. Add your images and files, or record a video message.

For more information, best practices, and advise on how to manage your online class discussion, please consult the Teaching Library: For Online Instructors

For more information about the classroom interfaces, see: Course Discussion Interface

Live Meetings

Zoom is available to all Academy faculty. This tool allows you to join live online meetings, share video, images, record your meetings and more. 

Please start by installing the  Zoom Desktop Client for meetings:  https://zoom.us/download

LOGIN: To set up your new Zoom account, please visit https://art.zoom.us/ and click Sign in. You will then be prompted to enter your Academy credentials (same login as Microsoft 365/Outlook*) to proceed.

Getting started – To host a meeting, you can customize and use your persistent PERSONAL MEETING ID (found on your Zoom profile) OR you can schedule a single use or reoccurring meeting link by clicking on SCHEDULE A MEETING in the upper right-hand corner of your Zoom profile. 

Audio – Zoom lets you use  microphone or phone audio. We suggest that whenever possible you use your  microphone for audio (built-in, plug-in, or headset). If your microphone isn’t working you and your participants can also dial in via phone (dial-in rates apply per your phone plan).

Recording – You can record your live meetings to the cloud or locally to your computer: 

Cloud recording is the preferred method as it allows for easy sharing and provides more recording functionality. When recording to cloud, the host will receive an email with a recording link about an hour after ending their meeting. Cloud recordings are automatically transcribed and can be downloaded and edited.

*Cloud recording storage is limited and you will be asked to delete all recordings when they are no longer needed. Only archive important and relevant recordings*

Local recordings download to your machine as MP4 files. They will process and save once your meeting has ended. 

More information about Zoom can be found on https://art.zoom.us/ via the Read button. If you have any questions or need assistance with Zoom setup, please email us at onlineoffice@academyart.edu.

Please remember, if you need help or have any questions, the Academy has a 24/7 Help Desk to connect you with support: 

Help Desk

Need help? If you are having trouble logging into your online class, please contact the Online Help Desk.

Email: online@academyart.edu
Phone: 1-415-618-3545
Toll-Free Phone: 1-888-431-2787
Help Desk Hours: 8:00 AM through Midnight, Pacific Time, seven days a week

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