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Adaptive Course Design

This guide enables faculty to design quality courses on Schoology. These courses can be taught remotely or traditionally. The main guiding feature of this LibGuide is the Adaptive Course Design Rubric.

Remote Classes and Meetings

Effective Remote Meetings:
Instructors and students engage in fluid whole-class, small-group, or individual meetings utilizing a conferencing tool such as Zoom or Google Meet.

  1. Synchronous lectures and class-related meetings are scheduled, organized and conducted to effectively engage students using conferencing tools, including but not limited to Zoom or Google Meet.
  2. Instructions and support for students to participate fully in remote meetings are provided inside Schoology. 
  3. Class meetings are recorded when appropriate to allow access by all students. Recordings are shared only with members of the class, and adhere to criteria for uploading to Schoology (up to 500MB

Following FERPA Guidelines
Class discussions and meetings with students are considered private, allowing students and faculty to approach subject matter that is not meant for public use.  The Carthage G-Suite tools and Zoom are FERPA compliant.

 In order to protect the privacy of our students, any recorded video must be shared only from the following tools and only with the members of the class:

  1. If the video is stored in Google Drive, that video should only be shared with members of the class; the link should not be unlisted or open to the public.
  2. The video can also be uploaded to Schoology, where it can only be accessed by members of the class.

Video Conferencing Etiquette

  1. Tell your class that you will be recording this session but that it will ONLY be accessible by members of the class
  2. You may consider stopping the recording at various points, for example, maybe you are only recording the lecture and not the Q&A.
  3. Send the URL for the meeting  out to the class by email, as well as have it in Schoology, remember to give them the call in number as well, in case they need to participate by audio only.
  4. If the class size is above 5 or 6 people, please have participants mute their microphones if they are not speaking, this will decrease background noise.  Using headphones/ear buds also cuts down on noise.
  5. For large classes, it might be beneficial to use the chat feature for students to ask questions.
  6. Remember to call on students during class to help them participate if needed.
  7. Students can also present their screens for presentations.
  8. If you do a recording, please tell the class that you are going to do this, and where it will be housed, either in Schoology or Google Drive


Carthage supports two platforms for remote classes and meetings, Google Meet and Zoom.  The classroom environment is very different than your home environment for videoconferencing.

How to use Google Meet

  1. Learn the different ways to start a video meeting, from Meet, Gmail on the web, or your phone.
  2. Learn the different ways to join a video meeting, such as from a Calendar invite, meeting link, or conference room.
  3. Learn the different ways to add people to a video meeting, such as from a Calendar invite, Meet, or a phone.
  4. Present during a video meeting
  5. How to record a meeting

How to use Zoom

  1. Zoom video tutorials available here
  2. If you need an account, please email

A few security items to consider for meetings

  1. Make sure a password is added  to your meeting(this is the default), this would prevent anybody from stumbling on your meeting
  2. Consider restricting sharing screen permissions to only the host
  3. If everyone is in the meeting, consider locking the meeting

Where does the video end up? (several options)

  1. Uploaded as a file to Schoology, (500MB or less). Schoology will then convert this file for others to view.
  2. Google Drive, with the shared link on Schoology,
    1. Video - Adding a Google Meet Recording to Schoology