Is your course syllabus 20, 30 or even 50+ pages long?
Do you ever wonder what you can do to shorten it?
One EASY thing you can do is to remove those last 9 pages called the NUR Building Emergency Plan 2017-2018.
Quotes from the episode People have cheated forever. —Phil Newton Think about all the good principles of assessment, but do that through the lens of academic integrity. —Phil Newton If you make it easy for things to happen, then they’re more likely to happen. —Phil Newton We don’t design assessments to catch cheaters — we […]
The Faculty Innovation Center (FIC) recently unveiled a new website full of resources just for you!
Called “QUICK FIC Solutions – A Curated Toolkit for Instructors”, this website contains more than 50 short videos that will show you tips and best practices for everything from dealing with difficult students to how to incorporate technology into your classes.
Do you get tired of having to switch back and forth between websites and your PowerPoint slideshow during a lecture? Do you wish it were possible to add that website right to your slideshow?
Well, it turns out you can!
For newer versions of PowerPoint (2013, 2016, Mac), you can download the Web Viewer add-in and place web pages right into a slide within your slideshow.
Do you have questions about classroom technology? Are you looking for new teaching strategies? Do you want to make changes to your Canvas course? Then, this blog in for you!
I have been talking often about the learning management system (LMS), Canvas, these past few days. We are switching over to it for the coming academic year, which, according to my calculations, starts in about two and a half seconds. One of the many features I appreciate about it is how easy it is to […]
Most of the time, the readings you assign to your students will be found in a textbook or journal. But sometimes, you may want them to read an article or other content that’s part of a Web page. And, one way you can make saving and storing that Web page’s content easier for you (and your students) is to convert it to a PDF.
Or maybe your students have asked you to do just that for one of the websites in your “recommended reading” list. Well, now you can share instructions with them so they can do it themselves.
Reading good books makes us smarter. And several years ago, UT’s very own Dr. Art Markman created a simple, easy-to-understand way to help anyone, including students, improve their thinking and their learning habits.
Smart Thinking is a book that explores how we think –and how we can do it better. Since thought is the cornerstone of everything we do at UT, it’s a particularly important skill to improve.
If you’re anything like me, when you think of YouTube you probably think of cat videos and other sorts of general silliness.
But over the last few years, YouTube has grown by leaps and bounds and become the third most-visited Website (after Google and Facebook). It’s also quickly outpacing both network and cable television, especially with younger viewers.
Word clouds have been around for years now and have been used in every level of education and probably every conceivable subject area.
Though they may sometimes be overused or even seem a little hokey, they are also a REALLY easy way to add a little visual flare to your class or lecture. Plus, they’re super easy to make and completely free!
If you’re looking for a tool that will let you create word clouds in any shape you like (like an apple!), with your choice of colors, and as many words as you like, then check out WordArt.com.