Welcome to the Mid Sweden University! As a new hire you are probably full of questions about what kind of support you can get regarding your teaching. Here you can find information about how the University Library can support you.
The University Library offers workshops and courses in how you can use the pedagodgical tools available to you. You can find these in "medarbetarinfo". (Swedish only.)
Mid Sweden University uses the learning management system Moodle. When you are hired, your boss orders a user account for CAS-log in for you with the IT-department. This is necessary to be able to use Moodle. When you want to create a Moodle course, you order the template from LRC through our order form. This should be done no later than two weeks before course start.
You will find Moodle workshops in our course program. You also have the opportunity to ask questions and get help during our drop-in sessions in Adobe Connect every Thursday between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. You participate by logging in to Adobe Connect https://connect.sunet.se/lrc-lararrummet.
Through SUNET (The Swedish University Data Network), the e-meeting tool Adobe Connect is available to the employees of Mid Sweden University. You can use it for tutorials, lectures, meetings and seminars in distance education teaching. Adobe Connect doesn't require any kind of software, it works with most web browsers, though as a first time user, you may be promted to download a plug-in.
A headset with a microphone is needed for best sound, and a webcam for picture.
There's a lot of good information on SUNET's web page, though it is only in Swedish. www.meetings.sunet.se
As a teacher (and student) at Mid Sweden University, you have automatic access too GoogleDocs – a cloudbased version of Office-programs which can be used to share, edit and save documents. GoogleDocs is available through your Studentportal e-mail.
Camtasia is a tool you can use to record a lecture by making a film of your PowerPoint-presentation, or record your computer screen. Camtasia is a licensed program which you order through Helpdesk after asking your boss' permission.
As a new hire it is also good to know that if needed, you can borrow equipment from the Library/LRC to film a presentation, a lecture, a seminar or some other activity for your teaching. You can also book a recording- or editing room for production. The Library/LRC can tutor you.
Questions? Thoughts? Please contact us at LRCkontakt@miun.se