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A Little Friday Alliteration: Formative, Free, and Fabulous

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A few things to consider when we teach regardless of mode of instruction is the nature of our assessments. Do we still have high stakes exams or quizzes to evaluate our students? Can we rethink some of our assignments so that we can get a better idea of student progress? These questions can lead us…Continue Reading A Little Friday Alliteration: Formative, Free, and Fabulous

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?

Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress

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EDUCAUSE recently published an article by Jill Anderson called “Out of Crisis, Compassion: Using Instructional Technologies to Alleviate Student Stress.” This article points out how professors have upped their technology skills not just to move content into the online environment, but to extend compassion to their students. The article defines compassion as “sympathetic consciousness of…Continue Reading Using Technology to Alleviate Student Stress

Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flip

Are you teaching an online asynchronous course? Do you want to add a video-based humanizing element to your course? Have you been wanting to try Flip? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this post is for you! What is Flip? In case you haven’t heard of Flip (formerly Flipgrid), it is…Continue Reading Flip It, Flip It Good! Humanize with Flip

Incredible Embeddables to Expand Course Engagement!

Embedding content in Canvas can be an easy way to add more interactive and engaging elements in a course. What is embedding? How do you do it? What kinds of activities and interaction can be embedded in Canvas? Read on to learn more! What is Embedding? A Window to Another Website Embedding is a way…Continue Reading Incredible Embeddables to Expand Course Engagement!

Encouraging Help-Seeking Behavior

How Can You Encourage Students to Use Help Resources? As you prepare your materials for spring term, consider how you incorporate student resources and what language you use to encourage help-seeking behavior with your students. Taking steps to support awareness of available student resources is especially useful in the remote teaching format. The FCLT’s surveys…Continue Reading Encouraging Help-Seeking Behavior

Zooming in on Fun

Icebreakers, Warmups, & Games on Zoom If you’re looking for fun activities for your online synchronous course, you’ve come to the right place! Today’s post will truly be a “byte” because the majority of the information was added to our ourĀ Canvas Faculty Center. I’m excited to share a new pageĀ for Icebreakers, Warmups, & Games in…Continue Reading Zooming in on Fun