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Preparing to Teach Online: The Steps for Summer and Fall Readiness

If you are teaching an online course at College of DuPage this summer, you will need to ensure that you’re ready for the challenges of online instruction– there are some key differences from in-person instruction. We’ve got instructions on our preparation process below. We’re also asking that instructors prepare for potential disruptions in our usual[…]

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So We Made Another Video

Shannon and I, that is. We decided to send out a few quick tips regarding moving from remote instruction to online teaching. Here goes: I would also like to provide a couple of resources for those of us looking for ideas and inspiration. The first one is The K. Patricia Cross Academy. They have a[…]

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Helpful Resources for Developing Alternate Assignments and Assessments

Many faculty have been asking about different ways to assess student learning as we approach the end of the academic year. You might want some new, fresh ideas because your traditional final won’t work well in Blackboard, or because the term paper you originally assigned seems like a heavy lift for students this semester, or[…]

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Go Ultra: Why We Recommend Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Connecting with students through synchronous sessions or recorded lectures can be great, but not all solutions are created equally. Some tools may have issues with security (Zoom, ahem) or may have a steeper learning curve for users. If you already have an online conferencing tool you like, great! Keep using it! But if you’re in[…]