Setting dates for an Assessment

Setting dates for what's due in a course is often a complex process even if you're not using some sort of digital mechanism to do so - making sure to include your late policy, correct for official out of class dates and long holidays can be a challenge.  It can be done though by thinking … Continue reading Setting dates for an Assessment

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Data Informs Instruction

Ever teach an online course? Those who have know it's sometimes difficult to know what's going on with the students taking the course.  After all there's "no way" to engage face to face with them, or maybe there is. In any case having a pulse on if students are engaging in the course and how … Continue reading Data Informs Instruction

F2F or Online Presentation Engagement

Looking for a quick easy and FREE (did we say FREE) synchronous way to engage students actively in a course presentation?  What if you did so by having students raise their hands?  Doesn't sound revolutionary does it? Ok fine. What about trying Slido?  Or perhaps try other similar tools like it, such as Socrative, Poll … Continue reading F2F or Online Presentation Engagement

Screencast with Warpwire

Many of our faculty and courses use the institution's online streaming service Warpwire. Together with the combined effort of hundreds of faculty, Warpwire houses over 2000 video, image, audio and related media assets, placing, securing and delivering each and every one of them using Amazon's global content delivery network (CDN) to help all our students … Continue reading Screencast with Warpwire

Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview

As an instructional designer a key component to my work is creating instructional videos.  While many platforms, software and workflows exist here's the workflow I use: Write the Script:  This first step is critical though to some it may seem rather artificial.  Writing the script helps guide and direct the rest of the video development … Continue reading Online Video Tutorial Authoring – Quick Overview