How to do Closed Captions Inexpensively

Creating closed captions isn't easy, and while there's no overnight solution, it can be done economically with a few easy to access tools.

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Using Student Response Systems

There's an interesting post by James Lang over here, giving an honest and really practical account of how to use student response systems in class.  While Lang doesn't intend the post to be technical, it offers some very practical ways of how to implement their use. In most cases, universities and classes have gone away … Continue reading Using Student Response Systems

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

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