Tag Archive: Tools

Sep 10

UAS Blackboard Collaborate Fall 2015

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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 …

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Mar 31

Tech Tuesday: Extreme Blackboard!

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Almost every campus has a love-hate relationship with their learning management system. Blackboard is no exception. While Blackboard has some great features it also has some gaps.  Behind the Scenes Technology points out in Cool Tools You Can Integrate with Blackboard Learn 9.1 that you can overcome many of Blackboard’s deficits by embedding Web 2.0 coolness into …

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Feb 24

Tech Tuesday: Have You Tried VoiceThread?

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VoiceThread is offering some free workshops in March and April to help you get started using VoiceThread and to focus on how this tool can enhance communication in your current classroom. These workshops cover both the pedagogy and the how-to aspects of the tool. What exactly is VoiceThread? It’s a cloud-based tool(no software to download) …

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Dec 16

Tech Tuesday: Higher Ed Tools for 2015

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Soon we’ll be into our Winter break and you’ll want to be getting ready for 2015! Hard to imagine it’s almost the end of the year. Here’s an article that Nicole came across that might help you look into the future: 13 higher ed tech tools and approaches to watch in 2015. Hope you find …

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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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Dec 02

Tech Tuesday: Google Forms Make Great Polls/Surveys

Have you ever needed to capture information quickly? Have you ever needed to collaborate with a colleague to gather information or create a form or poll? Google Forms are the perfect tool for you. It is very, very easy to create a quick form or survey, easy to collaborate with others, and easy to share …

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Nov 10

Gamification of Learning: Part 1

A theory of Fun

Part 1: Background Educational games have been around forever. You have probably all played, shown a child, or at least heard of Typing Tutor or TypeBlaster, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, and the Oregon Trail. These are all educational games that have filled a nitch for years and years and have been modified, …

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Oct 22

Faculty Challenge #4: Show Us Your Word Cloud

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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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Jun 10

iTeach Sitka, Phew!! A Great Week

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iTeach2: What a fabulous way to learn new skills, talk about pedagogy, look at what your colleagues are exploring, pick up new tricks, get feedback from experts, learn mobile technologies, and so much more, all packed in 5 fast and furious days. Wow. It’s hard to believe that we all survived! We thank all of …

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Mar 03

Great Opportunity: Ask the Expert

Camtasia Tutorial Link

We have a great opportunity to interact with an expert instructor and user of Camtasia. Susan Mircovich uses Camtasia lessons to help her students learn chemistry. She has created a tutorial Camtasia Recordings a Short Tutorial (35 minutes long) for you to get started using this tool. Camtasia is like Jing on steroids– in fact, …

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