Workshops

In this section you will find information about upcoming e-learning workshops provided by the Royal Conservatoire. These include didactic as well as practical sessions. Previously held workshops and webinars can be re-watched here as well in case you missed out. At the moment only members of the University the Arts in The Hague are able to re-watch these sessions (you will need to log in with your KC account credentials).

This training has a binary set-up in which both didactic knowledge as well as practical tools are laid out to help you shape your online courses for the upcoming academic year (2020/2021). Different online teaching scenarios (Distance, Blended and Hybrid) are discussed and related to the Royal Conservatoire specific curriculum (individual and group lessons) and departments.

The training has 3 main themes with binary webinars (didactic and practical) for each theme which can be viewed below. Here you can click on the timestamps to directly go to a certain subject in the video. You can also find all the recorded webinars together in this channel.

Theme 1: The basic principles of e-Learning

Re-watch Webinar 1: didactic

Introduction: 00:00

Definition of (good) e-Learning 01:52

e-Learning scenarios 14:47

Community of Inquiry (didactic model) 17:00

Privacy & Security 37:55

Question round 40:45

Re-watch Webinar 1: practical

Introduction: 00:00

Hardware & Internet speed: 00:52

KC e-Learning applications overview: 20:14

Introduction to Teams: 26:13

Adjusting your Team settings: 37:34

Troubleshooting technical problems: 47:25

Question round: 54:10

Theme 2: Online Teaching Methods

Re-watch webinar 2: didactic

Introduction: 00:00

KC challenges: 03:14

Digital Didactics Distance Learning: 04:52

Digital Didactics Blended Learning: 23:32

Course Design for e-Learning: 37:31

Re-watch webinar 2: practical

Introduction: 00:00

Explaining poor audio online: 03:25

Hardware/connection tips: 09:45

Audio-interface connection overview: 16:17

Jamulus explanation/overview: 18:45

Questions: 53:55

Theme 3: Online Assessment & Feedback

Re-watch webinar 3: didactic

Introduction:00:00

Principles of online assessment: 00:51

Modes of online assessment: 15:59

Formative modes: 24:53

Summative modes: 42:09

Giving feedback online: 44:09

‘Meta-assessment’: 48:22

Learning Analytics: 51:54

Course design with online assessment: 54:00

Re-watch webinar 3: practical

Introduction: 00:00

Assignments in Teams: 00:51

MS Insights (Learning Analytics): 17:39

Making quizzes with Microsoft Forms: 28:02

Question round: 50:00

Resources:
Blended Course Design Template (excel)

At the moment there are no upcoming workshops; please contact e-learning@koncon.nl to make an appointment for personal consultation.

Individual lessons

There are two options for instructors to facilitate individual lessons remotely: Synchronous and Asynchronous. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Determine what might work best for you. You can have a mix of both methods if needed.

Synchronous:

Synchronous means that teacher and student gather at the same time remotely and interact in “real time” with a very short or “near-real time” exchange between teacher and student.

Advantages synchronous Individual Lessons:

1. Immediate personal engagement between student and teacher, which may create greater feelings of community and lessen feelings of isolation.

2. More responsive and efficient exchanges between students and teacher, which may prevent miscommunication or misunderstanding

Disadvantages of Synchronous Individual Lessons:

1. More challenging to schedule shared times for all students and instructors

2. Some students may face technical challenges or difficulties if they do not have fast or powerful Wi-Fi networks accessible or lack certain equipment/devices. See the Hardware for more information on this.

Suitable E-learning Tools for Synchronous Individual Lessons:

Get in touch with students quickly through Skype, Facetime or WhatsApp. Microsoft Teams also has a chat and calling functionality that is useful. Especially because all of the contacts of the Royale Conservatoire can be found in Teams.

Asynchronous

Asynchronous means that teachers prepare course materials for students in advance of students’ access. Students may access the course materials at a time of their choosing and will interact with each over a longer period of time.

Advantages of Asynchronous Individual Lessons:

1. Higher levels of temporal flexibility, which may simultaneously make the learning experiences more accessible to different students and also make an archive of past materials accessible.

2. Increased cognitive engagement since students will have more time to engage with and explore the course material.


Disadvantages of Asynchronous Lessons

1. Students may feel less personally exchanged and less satisfied without the social interaction between their peers and teachers.

2. Course material may be misunderstood or have the potential to be misconstrued without the real-time interaction.

Suitable E-learning Tools for Asynchronous Individual Lessons:

With Microsoft Teams you can easily find students and teachers at the Royal Conservatoire to have a one-on-one phone-call or text message. Teams chat functionality also comes with an attachment function for images and links. Note however that there is a limit of 10 attachments per chat and 10 MB limit per attachment (!). To share video's make use of links.
Practical information about the required hardware and audio/video usability can be found here.

Group Lessons

Just as individual lessons, group lessons can be offered in online format synchronously and asynchronously as well. See the tabs below to determine what works best for your situation. You can have a mix of both methods if needed.

Synchronous (live)
Teacher and students gather at the same time and interact in “real time” with a very short or “near-real time” exchange between the teacher and the group.

Advantages of Synchronous Group Lessons

1. Immediate personal engagement between all students and teacher(s), which may create greater feelings of community and lessen feelings of isolation.

2. More responsive exchanges between students and teachers, which may prevent miscommunication or misunderstanding

3. Comes close to normal face-to-face teaching


Disadvantages of Synchronous Group Teaching

1. More challenging to schedule shared times for all students and teachings. This is especially the case with Microsoft Teams at the moment since it doesn't have the calendar function yet.

2. Some students may face technical challenges or difficulties if they do not have fast or powerful Wi-Fi networks accessible or equipment (laptop, webcam, etc.). For the latter you can find useful information under Hardware

3. It takes some time to learn the mechanics certain E-Learning Tools that support this.

Suitable E-learning Tools for Synchronous Group Lessons

Group lessons can be offered online with the following apps and teachers are advised to use the originally planned schedule in ASIMUT:

Asynchronous

Asynchronous means that teachers prepare course materials for students in advance of students’ access. Students may access the course materials at a time of their choosing and will interact with each over a longer period of time.

Advantages of Asynchronous Group Lessons:

1. Higher levels of temporal flexibility, which may simultaneously make the learning experiences more accessible to different students and also make an archive of past materials accessible.

2. Increased cognitive engagement since students will have more time to engage with and explore the course material.

3. Video's can be shared by teachers to substitute and/or enhance synchronous group lessons. This might be less stressful than synchronous group lessons.

4. Students can be divided into seperate groups and work on projects together.

Disadvantages of Asynchronous Group Lessons

1. Students may feel less personally exchanged and less satisfied, motivated without the social interaction between their peers and teachers.

2. Course material may be misunderstood or have the potential to be misconstrued without the real-time interaction.

Suitable E-learning Tools for Asynchronous Group Lessons:

Group lessons can be offered online with the following apps and teachers are advised to use the originally planned schedule in ASIMUT:

E-learning apps

Below you will find the applications currently recommended by the Royal Conservatoire. Note that only Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom are fully supported by our ICT Department and e-Learning coordinator. Support for other applications is limited but we will try to help you as much as possible where we can.

Information

Microsoft Teams is an app that allows you to create online classes (teams) and invite students, fellow teachers and guests from outside Koncon if needed. In these teams you can communicate directly to the whole group, share files, hand out and receive assignments and have live-meetings amongst other things. Teams is very useful for synchronous and asynchronous individual and group lessons. Contact information of the Royale Conservatoire teachers and students is already synced within Teams so you can get started right away.

Please be aware that we are still figuring out the ins and outs of this application and that some functions are still missing. You can find an up to date FAQ under 'Teams FAQ'. That said, we have absolute confidence Teams will help you greatly in organising individual and group lessons during these difficult times.

For user-related questions please contact the e-Learning coordinator (see contact)

Getting started

Everybody at KC has access to Microsoft Teams. You can log in at teams.microsoft.com using your Koncon account (email and password). If you lost your koncon password, please click here to reset it. The MS Teams application for desktop can be downloaded here https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads. Both the web-app and desktop-app work together; for the most stable experience please install the desktop-app. Smartphone users need to install the Teams app via the Google or Apple store.

By default, students and teachers are not able to create their own teams. Teachers are able to do so but only after sending in a request to the KC ICT-Department: ICT@hdkdenhaag.nl. This way we can manage our support for MS Teams as best as possible.

Introduction to Teams


Guides & Tutorials:

Royal Conservatoire Tutorial Video's

Printable Quick guide

Microsoft videotrainings

Microsoft Help

Q: I already use Teams for another organisation, how do i switch accounts?
A: If you use the desktop app, click on your profile on the top-right to sign out. When using your internet-browser, make sure
you clear your history/cookies first. After that you can sign in with a different account.

Q: Why can't i make a team?
A: Only teachers are able to make teams and only at request at the IT department.

Q: Can i make one team for multiple classes?
A: That is possible but not advisable, make 1 team per class.

Q: I'm completely new to Teams, what is the quickest way to learn?
A: In the lower-left of the column of Teams you will see a button called 'help'. Here you can browse topics and find
step-by-step guides. Also make sure you check out our how to videos.

Q: How can i leave a team i'm not supposed to be in?
A: You can leave the team by clicking on the dots next to the team name and then on 'leave team'. Don't delete the team.

Q: Should i add owners or members to my team?
A: Only add owners if you want them to manage the team too (co-teachers) and use the member role for your students.

Q: How can i add people to my team from outside the organisation?
A: Add them by filling in their full email-address. Teams will recognize them as guests and will send them an invite
on this email address. The guests will need to agree to link their email-address to a (free) Microsoft account.

Q: My email and Teams app is overrun with notifications, can i change this?
A: Yes, go to your profile (top-right) and click on settings --> notifications

Q: My students don't know their Koncon password
A: They can reset their password at start.koncon.nl

Q: Can i invite people outside of the KC organisation to my team?
A: Yes, when adding members type in their full email address. You will get a guest invite prompt. Guest members need to set up a (free) Microsoft account on their own in order to get access.

Q: I want to schedule a meeting but i don't see a calendar function
A: Unfortunately this function is not available yet, we're working on it

Q: Do i have to add students one at a time?
A: No, you can use a 'classcode' to invite multiple students at once by email. You can find this under 'manage Team' --> 'settings'.

Q: Does it matter if use the web-app or desktop app?
A: There are some slight differences between the two which are still being sorted out. For the best experience install the desktop app.

Q: Which browser should i use for the web-app?
A: The Google chrome browser is the best option of now

Q: Where are all my files stored in Teams?
A: They're stored on your personal One-drive (1TB) in the left collum of the Teams app called 'Files'.

Information

Jamulus is an innovative live music platform enabling musicians to play and record music together in real time from different locations over the internet as if they are sitting in the same room. The platform is free to use.
The main benefit of Jamkazam is the relatively good sound quality, which makes remote playing together possible.

You might need additional hardware such as a microphone and, or an audio interface. Please check the EWP Website for recommendations and affordable options.

For a complete instruction on Jamulus please go this page.

* The e-Learning department is further assessing Jamulus as a viable tool for musicians at the KC.


Manual Google Classroom En Teachers V1 1

Manual Google Classroom En Students V1 1

For user-related questions please contact the e-Learning Coordinator Thomas Vorisek (see contact)

Skype

Skype is well known and can be used to make secure connections with your students and co-workers. But take in account that the Microsoft Teams application as mentioned above offers the same features and many more. However, if you quickly need to get into contact with people outside of the KC, Skype is your best bet.

* The KC ICT Department does not offer support for Skype.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger or simply WhatsApp is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. WhatsApp's client application runs on mobile devices but is also accessible from desktop computers, as long as the user's mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app. The service requires users to provide a standard cellular mobile number for registering with the service.

Disclaimer: The usage of WhatsApp is at your own risk and might interfere with your Work-Life-Balance! We therefore advice you to use MS Teams, if you would like to keep in contact and exchange videos and messages with colleagues and students. MS Teams also offers a secure log-in so chances of data breaches and security incidents are significantly lower.

* The KC ICT Department does not offer support for WhatsApp.

Online assessment

Here you will find information on the different ways you can use MS Teams to assess your students by means of assignments, video-meetings and portfolio requests. Make sure you also check the MS Teams tutorial videos on assignments and video-meetings.

Information

Portfolio is a useful tool for the final performance presentation and intermediary practical assessment as it allows students to hand-in their body of work. In MS Teams you can then further arrange and structure these materials so that it is easy to navigate for others. In case you also need to have a meeting with the student(s) please check out the video-meeting section

Organizing portfolios in MS Teams (teachers, committee)

In Teams you can organize and share the materials for others to see and assess. There are multiple ways to do this. A useful feature in Teams for this is the ability to create and use channels and folders. You can use channels to structure all the materials (for example a channel per instrument/course). In case you need to have limited access to certain materials you can create 'private channels' in which you can specify who has access. Next to channels, folders and sub-folders enable you to further structure and organize the portfolios. Students will probably hand in multiple materials so it's wise to give each student their own folder.

Below you will find 2 instruction videos on these matters. If you have any other questions about Teams please reference this page or the video tutorials. Of course, you can always contact us directly if needed.

Organizing portfolio materials in MS Teams:


Creating and using channels:

Information

In case you need to have a video-meeting with the student to further assess/discuss matters you can do so using MS Teams. There are multiple ways to organize this and it is also possible to invite external guests to the meeting without them ever having access to the team itself. In any case, please refer to the hardware page to find information on stable internet connections and the use of video and audio for video-meetings. As a general note, install the Teams app on either desktop or mobile for the most stable experience.

Team Meetings

Generally there are two ways to organize a meeting in Teams: (1) with the calendar function and (2) without calendar function. Most likely you will be using the calendar function as this allows perfect control on when the meeting takes place and who is allowed to be in the meeting. Note that starting a meeting in any team without using the calendar function allows all members of that team to attend (unless meeting takes place in a private channel). Here you will find a quickguide on these two methods: Quickguide videomeetings.

You can find more tutorials on video-meetings here.

Video Calls

Instead of orginazing a meeting, you can also start a call from Teams. These calls are private and not linked to any Team. However, make sure you don't start calls from a group-chat as this will add called persons to that group-chat. Making a new call in that group will automatically call everyone that was added previously (unless they were removed from the group-chat).

For all relevant information regarding making calls in Teams please visit this page.

Information

Within a team you can give your team members (students) assignments. You can set deadlines, provide additional resources and keep a good overview on all the assignments that are handed-in. Using assignments in Teams can be very useful for theory assessment for example. Below you will find a link to all the information that is available on this subject for both teachers and students and a video that demonstrates how assignments work in Teams from a student perspective.

Link: Manual Teams assignments

Online resources

The Royal Conservatoire Library offers students, teachers and staff access to several online databases where you can find sheet music, videos and masterclasses. These materials can help you teach your class remotely.

You can easily access the entire online catalogues by logging in to our Intranet here.

Please use your koncon email address and password to login. Once you logged in, please click on Services and then on Library.

Under the section Digital Resources, you find an overview of our digital content.

For more questions on how to use our Online Resources, please contact our library staff: library.kc@koncon.nl

If you have difficulties loggin into the intranet, please contact our KC ICT-Department: ict@hdkdenhaag.nl

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