Are you using Google Slides in your courses? Did you know that there’s a way to integrate live captioning into your Google Slides presentations? It’s an amazing way to open up content both to students with accessibility needs and those who simply prefer reading to listening. Plus, it’s just really cool. How Does It Work?[…]
Is Qwickly acting up? Just keeps loading forever and nothing ever happens? Here’s what you can do to resolve your issue and who to contact if you can’t. If your Attendance Record loads indefinitely and you’re using a PC, first be sure that you are using Mozilla Firefox to access it. Chrome does not currently function with[…]
Celebrate all things Learning Tech with our 12 days of Techmas. Through December 18th, you’ll find tech-focused tools and tips you can use the whole year long, as well as more than a few cheesy holiday-themed taglines. We’ll add new ones as we count down the days.
Have a question about how to make your courses more accessible? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a quick and easy cheat sheet with links to information on every kind of accessibility issue you can think of that might impact your courses and your students.
As a COD staff or faculty member, you have free access (just ask IT!) to the complete suite of Adobe creative tools. This includes everything from Photoshop to Premiere. That’s a whole lot of potential to do some really cool things. It’s also really overwhelming if these aren’t tech tools that you’re used to using,[…]
Ever wondered just what Learning Technologies does? Here’s a quick primer!
While it’s tempting say that good teaching is good teaching regardless of the setting, the reality is that there are real differences between what it takes to teach successfully in person versus what it takes to teach successfully online. Even adding in technology or web-enhancement into a course can significantly change how an instructor needs[…]
The start of the new school year is a great time to freshen up your online courses and to take steps to ensure that they are as effective and accessible as possible. One great way to do that is by diving head first into the very heart of your course: the content. Even if you[…]
Whether you’re plugging away at work over break, doing some late night grading, or teaching your online course from a distance, it can be hard to stay focused on work the same way you might in your office, whether due to the addition of distractions or the logistics of not always having colleagues and materials[…]
Grading papers can be one of the most gratifying experiences of teaching, especially when students really hit it out of the park and write thoughtful, well-reasoned papers. But grading is also incredibly time consuming and the bulk of the paper grading work tends to come at the time of the semester (the end) when[…]