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As we get well into the winter weather that WNY is famous for, and the uncertainties this weather brings, it may be useful to review some of these alternatives to traditional pedagogy:

If needed, faculty can meet with students outside of the classroom with Zoom and is likely a tool we are all familiar with. Here are some of the tutorials we recommend watching for review:

Check out our Zoom for Web Conferencing Wiki Page additional tutorials.

For a more asynchronous resource, try recording a video with Panopto, a Canisius-branded video content management system similar to YouTube. However, unlike YouTube, videos on Panopto are only shared with your class and contain no ads. Additionally, to improve engagement with the video, faculty can add in-video quizzes to any Panopto video. Here are some tutorials:

Additional tutorials are available on the Panopto Wiki Page.

Try for a more interactive discussion. is a social annotation tool that allows yourself and students to comment in the margins of the reading.

Other tutorials and resources can be found on the Wiki Page or check out’s own resources, which shows the various ways other instructors have used in their classrooms.

For other information and/or more in-depth help, make an appointment with COLI staff or check the Academic Preparedness for Professors Guide.