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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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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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New Canvas Gradebook

Saturday, March 31, 2018, Canvas released an updated version of its Gradebook with some cool new features that I hope will make working on student grades easier for you and less confusing for them.

For full details on the New Gradebook, visit the Canvas Release Notes page.

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Captioning & Transcription Services & UT

As a content creator or owner it’s your responsibility to to ensure that the materials you provide as part of your course as accessible to every student in your “audience”.

Specifically, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all media used or purchased by public agencies receiving federal/state funds be accessible. This also applies to online videos. Not only does captioning videos ensure UT is in compliance with federal legislation, it also ensures that everyone has access to the content.

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Inclusive Teaching at UT

Inclusive teaching and learning is a mindset, a way of thinking that asks you how best to create opportunities for all students to connect with you, the course material, and each other.

In collaboration with numerous departments across campus, UT’s Faculty Innovation Center has created a variety of resources you can put to use today to help make your classes more open and inclusive for ALL your students. Read more ›

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