Category: Online Courses

Mar 24

Tech Tuesday: Bb’s Adaptive Release Combined with a Syllabus Quiz–Powerful!

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Is the syllabus really an integral part of your course? Does knowledge of the syllabus actually improve student performance? Yesterday’s post described some of the things that faculty put into a “Start Here” or “Getting Started” orientation module, today, let’s take a closer look at a syllabus quiz, and why that might be included in …

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Mar 23

Course Orientation or “Start Here” Modules

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What is the purpose of the “Getting Started” or “Start Here” module that many of us put in our online courses? Is it a generic orientation to Blackboard with bland but important information that applies to any online course OR is it a personalized walk through of your expectations, your course organization and a warm …

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Mar 05

Best Practices for Flipping Classes – Free Programs for UAS Faculty

The UAS Sitka Campus Title III program is happy to provide you with another FREE professional development opportunity! The Flipped Classroom 4-Pack from Magna Publications is now available for you to view. If there is interest, we will schedule a future roundtable to discuss the programs. Please let us know in the comments if you …

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Feb 11

Quick Course Checklist

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A checklist is a great way to make sure you haven’t omitted important features or elements in your class. Sometimes it is the obvious that we overlook. Sometimes we don’t even realize that something important is missing until our students tell us, or we try to look back for a document or a link and realize …

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Oct 21

Tech Tuesday – Online Teaching Tips (in 20 minutes)

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Got 20 minutes? Then we’ve got a deal for you! The UAS Sitka Campus Title III program is offering UAS faculty the opportunity to start their week with dynamic, professional development delivered online in only 20 minutes! The program started in August but there are still 7 sessions remaining. If you contact Nicole this week …

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Oct 15

Exemplars Aligned to the Peer Review Rubric

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We’ve posted about the peer review of online courses a few times (search for Peer Review) in the past. Today we’re excited to announce that, similar to the sharing we’ve doing with our Faculty Challenges, many faculty have shared examples from their courses that showcase different ways of meeting the Peer Review Rubric’s standards. We’ve posted …

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Sep 26

Fried Friday: Invisible Faculty? Not This Math Instructor!

This week we’ve been talking about creating your online persona. Sometimes students complain that they don’t feel their professor is active or visible in the course. We hope that you never hear complaints about your course or your sense of presence in your classroom. We thought you might enjoy the clever way this math instructor …

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Sep 22

Congratulations to Math Trafton, our FLC Banner Challenge Winner!

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America’s voted, well, perhaps that’s a bit of a streeeeeetchhhhh. But the votes are in and tallied and congratulations go to all of our participants for enriching their student Blackboard course sites with these creative banners. And, special congratulations to Math Trafton for winning our first ever FLC Banner Challenge! You’ll be hearing from us shortly Math. …

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Sep 15

Blackboard: Behind the Scenes

We’ve created a sample course for your students that contains tutorials and guidelines for using Blackboard. It covers topics such as turning in assignments, communication tools, announcements, quizzes and exams, gradebook features, Web Meeting/Collaborate, uploading video and images, and in general tips for success. Watch the course introduction below. It has audio, so be sure …

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Sep 12

Fried Friday: Do your students feel like this?

Yesterday we posted an article that talked about a faculty’s responsibility to students. Does it include answering all questions? Does it require you to hand-feed your students? Today we want to add a little humor into your day with the following video clip: “What if your GPS acted like a typical user’s guide” which we …

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