Category: Students

Surveys and Polls, Challenge Winners!

Thank you Charla and Marnie for contributing ideas about surveys! You can find their submissions at our Faculty Challenge Google Site. Marnie reminded me that when we listed survey tools in our initial post, we forgot to include the UAS Survey tool in our list. She really likes the reports that she gets from this survey …

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Best Practices for Surveys and Polls- This Week’s Faculty Challenge #3 (Continued)

Satisfied or not

Are you using polls and/or surveys to collect data from your students to improve your courses? to encourage student participation? to determine what your next lecture or presentation should highlight? to ascertain what aspects of your course students are struggling with? As we mentioned in our previous post, we’re very interested in sharing how YOU …

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Polls and Surveys to Connect with Your Students

Online instructors, especially those teaching asynchronously without video or audio conferences, often express that they don’t know how their students are “feeling”, or if their students are confused, or frustrated with aspects of the course. Survey tools are plentiful and make surveys simple to deploy. Surveys may be one of the most powerful tools in your teaching arsenal, whether …

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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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Another Free Blackboard Webinar

What’s Coming to Blackboard: A Roadmap of the New UX for Learn & Collaborate September 3, 2014 3:00 pm EST Register   Join Stephanie Weeks, VP of User Experience for a roadmap demo of what’s coming for Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Collaborate. She’ll share some of the exciting and innovative design changes they have planned, like …

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20 Minute Monday Morning Mentor

That’s a lot of M’s but not a lot of time! 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 …

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Who Are Our “Customers” Now and in the Future?

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Jim Seeland shared this article with me with the following note (and permission to post to our FLC blog)– “This message is a good one for anybody but, as I read through it, I was struck by how pertinent it is for UAS faculty and staff.   Being able to relate to folks across several …

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Book Club Alert: Hackschooling Makes Me Happy

Ted Talk

Attention all book-clubbers (and others) — Nicole shared this TED Talk video this morning and it definitely brought back our conversations from Book Club on creativity. I would love to hear what you think of this young man’s ideas on creativity and “hacking” and education. Certainly an interesting concept to hack your way through physics. …

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My Students Don’t Cheat

UAF iTeachU

Do you sometimes wonder if your students are cheating?  How can you ensure that they don’t?  Our counterparts at UAF’s e-Learning and Distance Education office recently posted this helpful commentary about cheating. Check it out by clicking on the iTeachU logo below, and leave a comment about your own experience and strategies.

Universal Design Principles

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We have talked in the past about designing your online courses with care and making informed choices when deciding what to include or how to include content. Certainly we all agree that the look of your course is important. Sometimes we think that Universal Design Principles are only important if you have a student with …

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