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Equity Resources: Teaching from the ‘HIPS’ (High Impact Practices)

It can be a challenge to think of specific things we can do using educational technology to ensure success for our impacted students as well as Gen Z. High-Impact Practices (HIPS) are tried and true means for engagement that can push the needle forward for student achievement. Here are just a few resources that can…Continue Reading Equity Resources: Teaching from the ‘HIPS’ (High Impact Practices)

Creating Collaborative Moments that Engage Students

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This week’s blog post talks about the value of creating moments of collaboration between students through short, formative activities. Get some ideas for simple ways to add interactivity that can get students engaged with one another and with your course content!…Continue Reading Creating Collaborative Moments that Engage Students

Authentic Assessments: Blogs

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New Blog Series I’m excited to introduce to you a new FCLT News Bytes series on authentic assessments! Each post in this series will delve into a different type of authentic assessment. Katie’s post last week, Teaching & Learning Experts @ the FCLT, touched on authentic assessments as a strategy for reducing cheating, but authentic…Continue Reading Authentic Assessments: Blogs

Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022

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Finals are just around the corner and the Winter Break and New Year are on the horizon. As you wrap up the term, you may want to consider offering students an opportunity to provide feedback about specific or general aspects of their course experience this term. This feedback is not a part of an official…Continue Reading Wrapping up Fall 2021 and Looking Ahead to 2022

Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal

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Accessibility is important to us here at Mt. SAC. Our local technology and support units are always looking to implement useful methods, or simple-to-use tools and that help with the task of ensuring our content is accessible to our audience. This week we rolled out the latest installment on the list of accessibility tools available…Continue Reading Pope Tech: Expand Your Accessibility Arsenal

Want Students To Watch Your Videos?

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At InstructureCon 2021 , I attended Kona Jones’s session, How to Get Students to Watch Your Videos. I’m a big fan of Kona’s. She is Director of the Teaching & Learning Center at Richland Community College in Decatur, IL, adjunct professor of Statistics and formerly of Developmental Psychology, and a Canvas Community Coach. I’ve attended her…Continue Reading Want Students To Watch Your Videos?

Canvas Studio Updates at InstructureCon 2021

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InstructureCon 2021 I attended the InstructureCon online conference yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 7. To be honest, I wasn’t that excited about it this year for some reason; however, their badging system got me really into it, and I’m so glad I attended. I heard inspiring keynotes from Dr. Knatokie Ford and Will.I.Am; learned some really helpful…Continue Reading Canvas Studio Updates at InstructureCon 2021

Make Your Online Course Exemplary This Year!

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This is a guest post by Faculty Distance Learning Coordinator Carol Impara You’ve been teaching online for a while now.  Do you ever wonder if your course is all it could be?  If you are teaching a fully online, asynchronous course, Mt. SAC’s Distance Learning program invites you to have your course “quality reviewed” to…Continue Reading Make Your Online Course Exemplary This Year!

Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing

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Photo by LeeAnn Cline on Unsplash The Presentation This fall, I signed up for CVC and @ONE’s Fall into Humanized Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity series. The series consists of bi-monthly sessions on Fridays from September to November. The remaining sessions may be taken a la carte with no deadline to register. What’s more, a la…Continue Reading Welcome Home: Course Card & Home Page Tips for Humanizing

Six Tips for Smooth Sailing in Completing Your SPOT Course

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Guest post by Catherine McKee, Assistant Distance Learning Coordinator at Mt. SAC Sailing through SPOT: Six Tips for Completion Want to get your SPOT course in top shape when you submit? Avoid time-consuming revisions with these suggestions from the Assistant DL Coordinator who manages SPOT!   1. Read every page in the SPOT 2.0 course The…Continue Reading Six Tips for Smooth Sailing in Completing Your SPOT Course