Before taking a Online class
(Requests and precautions for students and teachers)

 

Tokyo University of the Arts (hereinafter Geidai) is preparing for online classes. The first semester of classes is scheduled to start on May 11, but online guidance and pilot classes have already been held.

 

<About using Classroom>

Some of the Online classes at Geidai are based on the use of Google Classroom.

【Basic instructions】

When you sign in to Classroom with your Geidai account and participate in the class you are taking,  Classroom will contact you and post/submit assignments. In order for students to join the class, the teachers/assistants will invite them by Geidai email address, or they can enter the class by themselves with the class code.

Before official registeration, you will often required to enter the classes with class code, so please be careful to check e-mail from University and belletin board on campus plan.

For details on Google Classroom:

https://amc.geidai.ac.jp/system/googleclassroom-student/

 

<About online classes>

Online classes are not only posting and submitting assingments using applications such as Classroom, but also creating reports using materials such as videos, production activities, and interactive lectures by video conterencing applications in the class that are described in syllabus. It is conducted in several forms or combinations. Details of each class will be sent via Classroom or email. Please check carefully. If you have any questions, plaese use message funtion in Classroom or email with your assistant and teacher.

<About online video conferencing apps>

For video conferencing apps, Geidai recommends using Google Hanouts Meet (hereinafter Meet) because of its high compatibility with Classroom and Gmail. However, because of the traits of classes at Geidai, the quality of video and sound is often required, so it is available to use other face-to-face video conferencing apps and live streaming apps on the premise that the safety is considered by the teacher who conducts the class.

<Notes on using the online video conferencing apps>

Applications other than Meet may use ZOOM’s application (ZOOM Meeting). ZOOM has become a global issue due to software vulnerablities and behaviors called Zoom Bombs that interfere with classes and meetings. Currently, it seems that software problems have mostly been resolved, but some teachers and students need to be careful when using these apps.

Please be aware of the follwing notes when conducting an online video lecture that includes ZOOM.

<Important Note 1: Never disclose the URL to external sites or Social media>

ZOOM, Meet and other live distribution apps, the URL is required to participate in lectures and meetings. The URL will be published in Classroom or sent by email.

The URL for lecture is open only to students who taking classes. Never publish the URL in places that are viewed by the public, such as Twitter and Facebook.

In the case of ZOOM, so-called “vandalism”is being performed worldwidely. Publishing the URL is not only an act of attracting them. But also a cause for outsiders to enter the lecture.

Please do not publish the URL announced for online lectures, not only for ZOOM. Also, always try to use the latest version for all applications.