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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 Productive Professor: The Tech Tools You Need to Get More Done When Working Remotely

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[…]

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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[…]

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The Productive Professor: The Efficiency Hacks You Need for Grading

  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[…]

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Tame Your Inbox: 10 Tips for Managing Student Emails

  Each semester, every course you teach can generate hundreds of emails. You want and need to respond to students to help them, but answering emails is just one of the many tasks you have to attend to every day. How can you make it easier on yourself and save time? Here are some tips that[…]