Looking for a way for students to interact asynchronously using a communication platform used by the advertising industry, I decided to try Slack…
Dive into the digital world of your students. Here are 3 tools to help facilitate synchronous learning and tips to better engage your students online.
Come join my presentation “Get the Right Tools for the Job” tonight at 5:00 pm in the Pike Room in the Rhatigan Student Center. We’ll discuss the most vital tool, your resume, how social media can be a tool for you, rules to follow for content creation, and how to clean up your social media pages.
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.
YouTube is both a blessing and a curse for online learning. YouTube hosts thousands and thousands of great educational videos aimed for higher ed learning, and their topics range from introductory algebra to advanced business management. Any instructor could find supplementary material for their students via YouTube. Unfortunately, most of these videos do not meet federal accessibility standards.
This week, Brandy Jackson, the Director of Undergraduate Nursing Programs and Clinical Educator, joined us to talk about Blackboard tools. Along the way she talks about her own time as an online student and how that informs how she teaches online today. Brandy uses many less-common Blackboard tools, so if that is up your alley, give this a listen.
Next week, Wichita State will be launching one of its first online courses in the History Department! HIST 132: American History 2 covers American history from the Civil War to modern day. In one of my first assignments as an Instructional Designer at Wichita State, I was asked to help design and develop the course.
As we wrap up our final days of the Fall 2015 semester, it’s already time to start looking ahead to spring. One of the very last things I do before I cross another successful semester off my schedule is export all of my online classes. The Export Course feature in Blackboard “creates a package of the Course
What do WSU Libraries have for you this holiday season? FOUR great services just waiting to help you out in your online/hybrid/f-2-f classes: VAST from Alexander Street: The VAST film library has over 20,000 titles in their streaming video collection. You can browse their content here, and to locate films for use in courses, simply