Resources for Engaging and Supporting Students Online Welcome to our Noodle Partners library for resources around supporting and engaging online students, where you can find a variety of information, strategies, and downloadable materials to support creating an ecosystem that is inclusive of online learners If there are resources you would like to see available on our site, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to submit your suggestion. Webinars & Presentations NASPA Webinar: Leveraging Best Practices in Supporting and Engaging Online during Campus Closures Noodle Partners Webinar Resources: Stay Connected! Fostering Social Engagement During Times of Social Distancing (document download) Campus Events Collaborative Brainstorm List of Online Social Events Online Streaming in Higher Education (document download) Virtual Events from the College Agency Lessons Learned in Adapting to Virtual Performance by NACA The Virtual Program Provider Collective by Jason Levasseur Care Packages/Drop Shipping Greetabl Sealed With a Kiss Care Packages Batch USA Forbes Marketing SkyHigh Marketing Promotions & Unicorns, Too Career Development Services Easy Virtual Fair Career Fair Plus (app for virtual career fair) Chatbots Tawk.to (free) (live chat) Olark ($180/1 office) (live chat) Gecko Engage (free during COVID19) (AI driven and live chat) Commencement/Award Ceremonies COVID-19 QuickPoll Results: 2020 Commencement Plans by EDUCAUSE Purdue’s Virtual Reality Commencement Ceremony Olin College’s “Faux-mencement” MarchingOrder provides online commencement ceremonies Video by MarchingOrder discussing what they offer Stage Clip Virtual Ceremonies CSU Virtual Commencement Celebrations: Virtual Graduations to Celebrate Online Students Collaborative doc with ideas on how to celebrate commencement online HighPoint University’s Honors Day Program Georgia Tech’s Student Celebration Week Completion of online forms Qualtrics Docusign Orgsync Campus Labs Engage Form upload within an LMS course (as though it is an assignment) Counseling & Mental Health Support Services Impact Solutions Compsych Empathia WellConnect: Student Assistance Disability Support Services Zoom live captioning Services like CaptioningStar will provide live captioning (for $1 a minute) “Cheat Sheets” for making documents accessible Make marketing for your online events accessible Verbit Live Captioning Health Service Providers (Telehealth) FoneMed Teladoc LiveHealth Online HealthiestYou Timely MD Library Services LibChat by SpringShare Orientation New Student and Family Orientation Suggested Topics and Structure, document download Learning Online 101, download and adapt to your campus Phone Appointments Google Voice Jive mobile Zoom Turn off caller ID on cell phone Jabber from Cisco Microsoft Teams Skype for Business Scheduling tools Calendly Youcanbookme Microsoft bookings Social Engagement Platform/Virtual Student Union (VSU) Defining, Creating, and Assessing Social Engagement in Virtual Communities (document download) Overview of Virtual Student Union & Best Practices for Facilitation Strategies (document download) Selecting a Product for your Virtual Student Union (document download) Platforms Discord Slack Learning Management System (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, etc.) Student Organizations & Student Government Elections using qualtrics, Campus Labs, Orgsync (see links above) Provide each group with a channel in the VSU Example video: Niagara County Community College SGA sends check-in message to the student population Student technology access Laptops students can check out on campus Make product selections based on mobile-friendliness Companies offering free wifi – article 1 Article 2 Technology Support Provider InSource Services Group, Inc is experienced with providing technology support 24/7 for universities Video conferencing for Virtual Meetings Zoom Tips to Deter Zoom Bombers Excellent Zoom Backgrounds Safe Zoom Tips Zoom Education Webinar Zoom 101: Breakout Rooms Zoom 101: Polling (In-meeting) Zoom 101: Manage Participants (In-depth) How to use Breakout Rooms Screen Share & Annotation for EDU Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom How to use Waiting Rooms to Manage Office Hours & Drop-In Visitor Times Comprehensive Guide to Educating Through Zoom Video Conferencing Alternatives: How Low Bandwidth Teaching Saves Us All Involvement Fairs & Welcome Week Tulane University Virtual Fall Activities Expo UC Riverside Virtual Tabling Weeks of Welcome and Extended Orientation at the University of Memphis Illinois State University Welcome Week Working from Home/Managing Remote Workers Make Work from Home Work for you 15 Tips for Effectively Managing Remote Workers Leaders Eat on Camera: Advice from 10 Years of Leading Remote Teams How to Build a Strong Culture of Connection and Engagement with Remote Employees Writing Support/Tutoring Providers Wyzant tutoring Heartful Editor Online Student Support Pages (examples from COVID-19 Closures) Allegheny College Cal State Fullerton Virtual Student Services CSU Channel Islands Admissions & Recruitment Virtual Services Florida State University Grayson College Illinois Wesleyan University Long Beach City College Video: Dr. Mike Muñoz describes how his division moved their support services online Macalaster College Miami University Murray State Old Dominion University Oklahoma State University Randolph-Macon College Rochester Institute of Technology Virtual Student Life University of Denver Virginia Tech Washington State University Western University Digital Student Experience University of South Florida COVID Resource Page University of Newcastle Online Event/Programming Pages (examples from COVID-19 Closures) Azusa Pacific University Bowling Green State University Virtual Engagement Buffalo State University Virtual Activities Illinois Wesleyan University Activities and Engagement Opportunities North Dakota State University Res Life Rider University Virtual Student Engagement Events and Programs Stanford Virtual Well Being University of Colorado Boulder Virtual Activities USC Virtual Engagement Opportunities University of Illinois Springfield Virtual Student Life Opportunities Western University Digital Student Experience Other/general COVID19 & Supporting Students Employing Equity-Minded & Culturally Affirming Teaching Practices in Virtual Learning Communities Free or Discounted Corporate Resources during COVID19 (EDUCAUSE) Advice to students as they transition to online learning RISE Rubric Resilient Leadership Rules of “Netiquette” and Community Guidelines Resource page for Teaching and Learning Documents produced by Noodle Partners Connect with Others Higher Ed Pros Supporting Online Learners – LinkedIn Higher Ed Pros Supporting Online Learners – Slack Webinar content: Stay Connected! Fostering Social Engagement During Times of Social Distancing Facebook Group: Higher Ed Learning Collective Facebook Group: The Virtual Events Ideas Community Please note: companies or products noted in this document are provided as an example only. This page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Contact Jaimie Hoffman at email@example.com with questions.