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Welcome to the School of Nursing’s Educational Technology & Design Blog!

Whether you have questions about classroom technology, or you’re looking for new strategies to apply to your classes, or you want to know how you can make the most of Canvas or anything else in your courses, this blog will serve as a resource to assist you (and your students!).

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The Blausen Medical Collection

Are you looking for new and innovative ways to help your students understand the complexity of the human body?

Do you want to upgrade the outdated images in your PowerPoint slideshows with 3D images?

The brand new Blausen Medical Collection may be just the thing you need!

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Getting Started with EHR Tutor

Would you like to begin using EHR Tutor, but don’t know where to start?

Well, Dee Baker has created the tutorial below just for you. Click the image below (or the link to download) to open the PowerPoint slideshow and get started. Read more ›

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Start the Semester Strong!

Ready or not, Summer is nearly over and the Fall semester is upon us.

That means it time to put the finishing touches on your syllabus, get your Canvas course up and running, make sure all your slideshows are finished, and so much more.

Well, in addition to the 10,000 other things on your to-do list, here are a few resources that will help you start the semester strong.

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3 Ways to Get Students to Read Your Syllabus

Do you ever wish students would JUST READ THE SYLLABUS?

If so, you’re not alone. And, we’re going to explore 3 specific things you can do to get students reading (and remembering) your syllabus.

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How (NOT) to Use Classroom Microphones

If you’ve taught in any of the classrooms on the first floor of the Nursing building, you’ve undoubtedly noticed that there are microphones available in each room.

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News & Events for May

The semester is coming to an end and summer is around the corner, but there’s no shortage of things happening around campus and here in the School of Nursing. Here are just a few that I wanted to share with you and highlight. If you know of anything you’d like to add to future emails, please let me know!

 

Ed Tech Blog

Lecture Capture (video recordings and podcasts) on a Budget!Custom-made resources to help you easily record audio and/or video of your lectures, guest speakers or anything else.

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Demystifying Video (and other types of recording)

    

You want to make a video but you don’t know where to start…

You’ve come to the right place.

The short video below is a great place to begin. You can also contact me any time so we can discuss which option(s) might be best for you.

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Redesigning Your Syllabus

If only students would read the syllabus…

Have you ever wondered how to get students to actually pay attention to the information you’ve provided them in your carefully-written syllabus?

Well, even though you’ve spent a LOT of time on your syllabus, consider this: rather than giving students what looks like a 30-page contract, consider instead giving them something they WANT to read.

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Give your Canvas Course a “Facelift”

 The summer semester is fast approaching and what better time to think about what changes you’d like to make to your Canvas course!

There are TONS of things you can do to make your Canvas course less confusing and easier for students to navigate, or simply more inviting and/or less intimidating. And, I’m here to work with you to make your course exactly what you (and your students) want it to be.

So, what can you do?

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News & Events for April 2018

There are always lots of cool, new things happening around campus and here in the School of Nursing. Here are just a few that I wanted to share with you and highlight. If you know of anything you’d like to add to future emails, please let me know!

 

New Canvas Gradebook

This past weekend, Canvas updated the Gradebook with some new features that I hope will make things easier for you and less confusing for your students. Click here for more details.

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