Pops Classroom & Coronavirus Update

The Pops team is currently assisting schools migrate in-person public speaking classes to online-based classes in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CDC recommends teleworking and working remotely as a way to prevent the spread of the disease. Converting your class to an online only class is easy. This email will walk you through the steps you can take to do this:

Enabling Video Submissions & Grading Presentations Remotely:

If you haven’t already, turn on “Video Upload” in each assignment’s settings. (Click “EDIT” next to the speech name). Be sure to assign a due date to this portion of the assignment. Inform your students to record their presentations on their cell phones, tablets, or other devices. If possible, recommend students have an audience. Have them upload their presentation into Pops Classroom. (Instructions for mobile devices. Instructions for computers.) You will be able to access their video on their Instructor Feedback form (similar to the example below), if you don’t have a rubric set up yet, please let us know, and we will assist you in the creation process. The video will also be available on the student’s self review and their assigned peer reviewer’s peer review.