It’s Fall 2019!

Ready or not, the Fall semester is upon us.

That means it’s 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.

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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Faculty Development Workshops Fall 2019

Do you ever wish you have more opportunities to learn about new teaching methods or classroom technologies and how to put them to use?

Well, now you do!

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Camtasia and You

Are you teaching in a “flipped classroom”? 

Do you want to easily add a voice over to your PowerPoint slideshow? 

Do you have VHS or DVD videos that you wish you could upload into Canvas for future use? 

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Zoom Deeper Dive

Zoom is an easy-to-use (and FREE) video conferencing tool available for you AND your students.

Zoom is not the university’s official video conferencing tool. However, work is ongoing that may change that in the coming months.

If you’d like to learn more, lot’s of Zoom tutorials are available here.

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The New Canvas Gradebook

The New Canvas Gradebook went live May 28, 2019. And, while most features and functions are the same, there are also some new features.

New Features

The new Canvas Gradebook includes many features designed to improve the grading experience, especially in classes with large numbers of students and/or assignments.

To learn more about the new features, and learn how to use them, click here.

You can also learn more here.

And, if you’d like to learn about all the different things you can do in the new gradebook, click here.

 

If you’d like to discuss what you’ve read here or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me

 

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Should you use the microphone? Yes!

“If our colleagues and students can’t hear in meetings or in classrooms, they can’t participate. Those of us with low hearing, a hearing impairment, or a hearing-assistive device need you to speak into the microphone so we can fully understand your words. In a crowded or large space, amplification makes it possible for everyone to engage and learn.

Simply talking loudly isn’t enough. It’s not about the fact that you took a high-school theater class and learned to project from the stage. Or that you can use your “teacher voice” to be heard in the back of the room. It’s not about your belief that you are a good speaker.”

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Proctorio Deeper Dive

The short tutorial videos below will introduce you to the most important features in Proctorio. To learn more, visit their Help site.

Proctorio Tutorials:

Getting Started with Proctorio (6 min.)
Recommended Settings in Proctorio (6 min.)
Creating a Default Profile (3 min.)
The Proctorio Gradebook (3 min.)
Updating The Proctorio Plugin (3 min.)

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It’s 2019! Start the year (and semester) strong!

Ready or not, the Spring semester is upon us.

That means it’s 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.

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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GoPros, Webcams, and Smartphones. Oh, my!

You may have already heard, but in case you haven’t, the School of Nursing now has not 1 but 3 GoPro cameras that are available to help you create videos for your students or as part of your class.

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Remote Proctoring with Proctorio

Beginning in Fall 2018, the School of Nursing is paying for a remote proctoring service called Proctorio for use in nursing courses.

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