Uploading content to your myLesley course is not only useful for emergency preparations, but also a convenient place to store your course content so that you and your students can easily access them throughout the term.
As you consider your options, check with your students about their access to technology. Do they have access to a computer at home or do they only have a mobile device (tablet or mobile phone)? Do they have fast, reliable internet at home or are they on a slower connection or data plan? This information will help you as you plan for which tools and workflows will work best for your course.
Documents and Readings
Easily link to existing content or upload documents directly into your myLesley course. As a best practice, do not download content from another site and upload it into myLesley as it may violate copyright. As a best practice, link to content whenever possible.
- Links: Is your content already online? If so, link to online content from myLesley.
- Documents: Did you or your program create documents, files, or forms for your students? Upload documents and readings to myLesley.
- Library Resources: The Lesley Library has a wealth of resources available. Use the EBSCO Syllabus Builder tool to add library resources to your myLesley course.
Lecture and Presentations
Do you typically share presentations with your students? Create your PowerPoint and take it into an online tool to add your narration and share it with your students.
- Lecture: Create and post a short video lecture using Kaltura Media to introduce a new topic, explain a concept from the readings, or provide additional information about an assignment. As a best practice, keep each of your videos short (under 7 minutes).
- Narrated Presentation: Use Kaltura Capture to create a narrated presentation. As a best practice, keep your presentation under 10 minutes. If your content is longer, break it up into smaller chunks.
- VoiceThread: Use VoiceThread to create and collaborate on online presentations. You and your students can add text, audio, or video comments to your VoiceThread slides.
Video Content and Tutorials
Do you typically show videos in your course? If your video or a similar video exists online, embed it in your course or post a link if an embed code is not available. Need training or tutorial videos to replace or enhance your lecture? Many great resources already exist online.
- YouTube, Vimeo, and other web-based content: If the website allows it, embed your video content into myLesley to allow students to view it without having to leave the site. If there isn’t an embed option, link to online content from myLesley.
- Library Media Databases: The Library offers many different streaming media resources, from large streaming video databases to specialized collections.
- Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers instructional videos and practice exercises on a number of subjects.
- Hoonuit: Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) features resources and tutorials on distance and blended learning, student success, instructional strategies, accessible instruction, software and technology tutorials, and much more. You can easily curate a playlist of tutorials and add Hoonuit content directly into your myLesley course.
Not finding a video that meets your needs? Use Kaltura Capture to create your own online tutorial or demonstrate a process.
Help and Resources
The IT/eLIS Support Site provides resources and tutorials for all Lesley-supported technology, including myLesley, Kaltura Media, VoiceThread, Collaborate Ultra, Microsoft Teams, and more. Not finding what you’re looking for? Put in a support ticket for more information or to set up a training.
Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning) features hundreds of self-paced video tutorials for popular software, online tools, tech integration, and more. Log in to Hoonuit with your myLesley username and password.
Request a Training
Do you have questions or don’t know where to start? Reach out to eLIS and set up an appointment to learn more. eLIS staff are available to meet with you in person in University Hall, online, or on the phone.