Category Archive: Quick Tip

Mar 12

iTeachU Tip Sheets for Faculty

iTeachU UAF Teaching Tips

We’ve mentioned before that our colleagues at UAF are creating some excellent resources for faculty. In fact, we’ve even added a sidebar on this site to link you directly to their blog site so you can browse some of their tip sheets more easily. Here are just a few that might be of interest to …

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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 linkĀ and realize …

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Feb 03

Tech Tuesday: Google Hangouts On Air

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Many of you use Google for sharing docs, for connecting to YouTube, and for their video Hangouts. There’s another very cool feature of the Hangout called Hangouts On Air. These are Hangouts that are live streaming broadcasts recorded and automatically saved to your YouTube channel. The cool thing about these broadcasts is that: You can …

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Feb 02

Tip Sheets

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Need a quick reference or tip sheet on a particular topic? Just ask for it and we’ll try to create a useful document for you. Here are our two most recent tip sheets: Faculty Feedback for a Deeper Learning Experience When Gamification and Education Overlap You can find these tip sheets on the Faculty Learning …

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Dec 10

Anyone Listening? Hello? Can You Hear Me? Data Tracking

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Janene McMahan has recently published for UAF’s iTeach U a great tip sheet on ways faculty can look at their course or YouTube posts and see if students are actually clicking on the materials they are providing. Data Tracking How do you know they are listening? As we are reaching the semester’s end, this is …

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Oct 22

Faculty Challenge #4: Show Us Your Word Cloud

tagul word cloud

Is it true that a picture is worth a thousand words? We think so! Check out the word cloud to the right. It was created by pasting all of the words from all of our Faculty Learning Corner posts this past month into Tagul, a word cloud generator. “But why” you might ask, “would you …

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Jul 30

Tips for Online Instructors Gleaned from Bb Conference

Nicole and Kathi

Nicole and I recently attended the Blackboard World 2014 User Conference (yes, Vegas in July) and came back with a number of ideas that we’d like to share with you. Here are some of the usable best practices that could easily be implemented this semester: In Blackboard’s discussion forums, use the setting “Participants must create …

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Jun 24

Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick– IGNITE

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What happens when over 36 Instructional Designers from around the university system gather in one location? It’s a creativity fest where all participants walk away with new friends and new ideas. Thank you Dave Dannenberg and the UAA group for hosting this event this year. One of my favorite take-aways from the conference was shared …

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Apr 07

How Can I Make My Multiple Choice Tests More Effective?

Monday Morning Mentor

Today’s 20 Minute Monday Morning Mentor is by Linda Suskie and talks about making your exams more effective. If you haven’t seen this short video, contact Nicole to get access to the video– it has many helpful tips to make your exams more effective. Linda’s supplemental materials include a blueprint for creating an examination that …

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Mar 28

Fried Friday: It’s as Easy as 1, 2 and 3!

Steps to make a website an icon

Attention all iPad users. Do you have a favorite website that you visit? Do you wish you had an icon on your desktop so you could just click on it and it would take you right there? Tina, our newest Instructional Designer for Title III provides this Fried Friday tip: Navigate to your favorite website …

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