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Rutgers is a large university with many resources. Technology provides students with access to the tools needed to succeed here at Rutgers and beyond. Below are guides for utilizing various online platforms.

 

 

Definition of Terms: 

Definitions
  The words and phrases associated with attending college are often unfamiliar to new students. This glossary of terms, grouped in thematic areas, provides general definitions, as well as some Rutgers-specific definitions, to familiarize students with the words and terms used in regular communications. It also includes frequently used Rutgers acronyms.

Definition of Technical Terms: 

 

  This site is provided by Rutgers IT and includes definitions and links to various technical resources on campus. 

Academic Integrity: 

Violation Types:

Violation Levels and Outcomes:

  All students are expected to know, understand, and abide by the Academic Integrity Policy.  These short and engaging videos will help explain the policy, the difference between the types of violations, and possible sanctions for students found responsible for violating the policy.  In addition, students will be introduced to the Honor Pledge which asks students to verify that they have not received or provided unauthorized assistance on an assignment or examination.

Big Blue Button (through Canvas):

BigBlueButton
 

Canvas Conferences, powered by BigBlueButton, is an open source web conferencing system for online learning. The LTI integration enables teachers to:

  • Embed BigBlueButton virtual classes within their course to provide online office hours, small group collaboration, and online lectures,
  • Record sessions, and
  • Manage recorded sessions.
     

Canvas Learning Management System: 

  In this video, you will learn about your Canvas Dashboard and Global Navigation links. You’ll also learn about navigating a course and accessing assignments.
     

Canvas External Apps:

External Apps
  External Apps add functionality to a Canvas course. For example, an instructor may want to include a study aid (flashcards, mini-quizzes, etc.) to help students better understand the concepts being taught. Learn more.
       

Course Scheduling and Add/Drop: 

Overview:

Schedule of Classes:

Degree Navigator:

WebReg:

Add/Drop:

Schedule Planner for Spring 2021:

  These instructional videos will help provide an overview of the process as well as the tools and systems associated with Course Scheduling. For questions related to a specific course, requirements, or prerequisites, contact your school advising office.  For questions about any of the systems and technical questions, contact the OIT Help Desk. Contact information can be found at the end of each video.

Microsoft Teams:

MS Teams
 

Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that is part of the Office 365 suite of services. Teams enables remote, global and dispersed teams to work together and collaborate through a common workspace, team chat, one-on-one chat, document collaboration and more.

     

MyRutgers Dashboard: 

  This Overview video explains the key features of the MyRutgers portal for Students who attend Rutgers University. To reach MyDashboard, go to https://my.rutgers.edu and click the "login" button at the top right, then use your NetID and password credentials to log in.

Rutgers Handshake: Career Management

  The Office of Career Exploration and Success brings you Rutgers Handshake, your #1 platform for all things related to career success. Students can utilize Rutgers Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings in the system, plus schedule appointments with career advisers, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for career events, access exclusive online resources, and much more. 

Sakai Learning Management System:

Sakai
 

For help with Sakai sites, go to the portal URL below and click on the “Help” tab at the bottom of the left-side list of tabs:

https://sakai.rutgers.edu/portal

     

Zoom Video Conferencing:

Zoom
 

Zoom is a synchronous meeting application that allows:

  • Instructors to create, manage and launch Zoom meetings from within your Canvas course.
  • Instructors to host recurring Office Hours across multiple courses.
  • Students to enter Zoom meetings by simply clicking “Join” with the ease of single sign-on.
  • Canvas Instructors to schedule recurring meetings for a single course.
  • Users to view, manage, and download Zoom recordings directly from your Canvas course.
     

Webex Video Conferencing:

webex
 

Cisco WebEx is a synchronous meeting application to promote remote and online learning.  As part of the Rutgers enterprise WebEx license, Canvas instructors can schedule Webex meetings and facilitate collaboration within Rutgers Canvas. The Canvas allows instructors to:

  • Schedule single-occurence and recurring meetings.
  • Easily schedule recurring office hours to allow students to claim a meeting time.
  • Automatically award Canvas assignment points for attendance with the WebEx Meetings Attendance Grading.
  • Invite non-enrolled guests via a persistent meeting link.
  • View all scheduled WebEx Meetings via My Meetings.