Course Accessibility 101: Understanding the Basics

With the most recent census data reporting that nearly one fifth (19.7%) of Americans have some kind of disability, accessibility is an issue that colleges and universities, and the instructors that work in them, can’t afford to ignore. That said, while accessibility may be a big buzzword and rightfully at the forefront of much discussion[…]

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Web Enhancing Your Course: The What, Why and How of Embracing Blackboard

Not every course can or should be an online or hybrid course. However, that doesn’t mean that instructors can’t take advantage of the variety of teaching and learning opportunities afforded by the Web, and by extension, Blackboard. Here, you’ll learn why web-enhancement can be a boon to your students’ learning and your productivity alike, and[…]

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The New Online Instructor’s Guide to Feedback Fundamentals: Part III

This is the final part in our series on giving online students feedback. This time around, we’ll discuss how you can make time for giving feedback and what you need to do to figure out where you can improve your feedback. Let’s get started! Making Time for Feedback By now, you’re probably thinking, “Well all[…]

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The New Online Instructor’s Guide to Feedback Fundamentals: Part II

This is the second part in a series of articles about giving feedback. The first time we focused on why good feedback is important and what defines good feedback. This time, we’ll focus on what you can do to improve the feedback you give and the elements your feedback should contain. See Part I here.[…]

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The New Online Instructor’s Guide to Feedback Fundamentals: Part I

Giving feedback to your online students provides them with insights into how they are progressing in your course, but ensuring you’re delivering it in a way that’s constructive rather than purely critical is a delicate balance and one that can take years of practice to get just right. Yet it’s precisely because it’s so difficult[…]

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Tech to Try in the Online Classroom: Evernote

  An Introduction to Evernote Essentially, Evernote is a cloud-stored notebook that can be accessed through a web browser or through an application on a mobile device. Because the information is stored in the cloud, it is synced between all of your devices, making it possible to access whatever you have stored there from virtually[…]