Category: Tools

UAS Blackboard Collaborate Fall 2015

UAS faculty have the option to adopt the new Blackboard Collaborate version this fall (all classes will be using it this Spring). The new version requires a one time installation of a “Launcher” program by both faculty and students – most people will be able to install it even without administrative privileges – a few …

Continue reading

More About Drawing Stick Figures

stickman bullet

It looks like our Faculty Challenge #5 might been too difficult or you didn’t quite buy the premise that stick figure drawings could enhance your courses. I’ve a couple of articles to help persuade you that a) it might be worth your time and b) you HAVE the requisite talent, even if you, like me, “can’t …

Continue reading

Tech Tuesday – Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

monitors

Using a second monitor increases productivity, makes cutting and pasting easier, allows for side-by-side comparison, and more! Many of us may have two monitors in the office but what about at home? If you already own an iPad this may be an inexpensive solution to a second screen. Below are two apps that allow you …

Continue reading

Characters, cartoons or photos?

Click for Tom's post

Last Tuesday’s post by Ariculate’s Tom Kuhlman A Three-Step Process to Create Hand Drawn Custom Characters got me thinking. For college students is it best to illustrate a course with photographs of people or with custom drawn characters, or cartoon figures? Does it matter? Research tells us that it can make a difference! And, believe …

Continue reading

Lending Library Moving to Egan Library!

Lending Library

Over the past 5 years of this Title III grant we’ve acquired an excellent library on topics including Understanding by Design, Peer Review, Assessment, Teaching Online, well, you get the picture, we’ve collected a broad array of books. Many of these books Mary and I used when teaching ED593 so faculty who took that course have already …

Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: To Bullet or NOT to Bullet

Click for Article

Here at the FLC, we have often written about the perils of cluttered PowerPoint presentations, and over-bulleted slides with lists and lists often seen in presentations or eLearning materials. Yet, numbered lists and bulleted lists can be powerful tools when used in thoughtful ways. Christopher Pappas provides a nice list of 7 Tips for Using Bullets in …

Continue reading

Monday Morning Mentor is Back!

Title III is once again providing interested faculty a chance to start their weeks off with dynamic, professional development – in only 20 minutes! The Monday Morning Mentor is a program from Magna Publications. How does this practical and convenient program work? Each program is available online starting at 9 am CST – yes, that’s …

Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: 2 Tutorials for Blackboard Users, Cool Stuff!

RSS Tutorial Click Here

There’s been a lot of interest recently in using “Badges” to create incentives for student behaviors that will help them to achieve success. With Blackboard’s “Achievements” you can create your own badges and have Bb award them to your student’s automatically. Here’s a tutorial which covers: Reasons to use Achievement Badges Differences between Achievement Badges …

Continue reading

Tech Tuesday: Robin Good’s 200 Top Tools for Video Editing

Robin Goods List of Video Tools

Can’t ask for better than this– Robin Good has hand-picked, sorted and organized this list of 200 online video editing and publishing tools. If you are using video in the classroom (or at home) you might want to bookmark this and spend some time checking out this list. If you use Twitter, following Robin @RobinGood …

Continue reading

Sitka Campus Offers Smartboard Training In August- Sign Up NOW

Smartboard Chariot Group

Don’t miss out on this opportunity: Smartboard Training: August 24th Sitka’s Room 230 is outfitted with a Smartboard to assist faculty in better teaching to the needs of both face to face and distant students. Smartboards have so many great features that they may, at first glance, be intimidating. However, once you attend this training, …

Continue reading