If you are considering using social media in your classes, here are some things you should keep in mind.
At what point does your job end and your private life begin? Start off on the right foot by paying close attention to policies and the larger responsibilities that underpin them.
If you cultivate an interest in your students’ experience, you’ll create ties with them, and over time you’ll have a better idea about what they need to know.
Effective norms will have a core of expectations the professor provides and additional norms the students include. Make sure to distribute and apply these expectations.
Headings are a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of creating accessible content in Blackboard. Headers “provide screen reader users the ability to jump directly to specific content,” which allows them to navigate through content at their own pace.
In an effort to eliminate unused space and streamline the Blackboard experience for Wichita State users, IDT has made a few changes to Blackboard coming in Fall 2016. These changes have been made only to the left-hand navigation bar.
There is nothing our team loves more than working with instructors to develop online courses for Wichita State University. Last year, I had the opportunity to work with Leigh Jackson, a lecturer and instructor for the History department. I sat down with Leigh to talk about her experiences teaching online and working with our team:
Becky Nordyke came by to talk about what it’s like being completely new to online teaching. Listen in as she and Carolyn talk through the concerns and challenges Becky faces as she thinks through getting her course online.
If you’re curious about what Wichita State’s Instructional Design and Technology team can do for you, our YouTube page contains brief walk-through videos of courses that we have helped design! These videos highlight some of the best features of our online courses. A few weeks ago, I shared a course tour video featuring our Online