Category: Online Courses

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do you do clean windows too?

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Mary shared an interesting article posted this week in the Faculty Focus Teaching Professor Blog titled  “She Didn’t Teach. We Had to Learn it Ourselves.” It poses some good questions surrounding just what is your job as a “good” teacher? Should you explain everything clearly to students? Should you underscore all of the important information and …

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Sign Up for ED593 — Don’t Delay!

ED593: Designing and Teaching an Online Course begins September 15th so sign up now! This is your opportunity to learn more about the online environment from both the student and faculty perspective. We encourage all faculty to sign up and take the course if you are thinking about offering an online course, considering redesigning your …

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Off to a Great Start!

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Paul Beaudoin has some great strategies to get your online course off to a great start this semester and keep it that way all semester long. His tips include: Icebreakers and welcome videos Sharing course expectations and using a virtual wall for students to write down their committments etc. A video about creating a course …

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