Read or watch a video about how to save time and energy when setting up Zoom polls for your class.
Learn from this student as they discuss the impact a reflective journal assignment had on their self-identity and feelings of self-worth.
Learn about how this faculty developed an authentic and experiential learning assessment by using the college’s current transformation strategy as a case study.
Learn how this faculty member adapted their tests to the online environment, including strategies that support student success in answering application-level test questions.
Assessing critical thinking takes more than chasing a rubric. Reflective journals require more from both educator and student. It moves beyond show me what you learned this week…into more of a focused exploration.
Explore the benefits of open book testing and some tips on how to promote academic honesty through question design.
Discover how this teacher utilizes free online interactive simulations from the PhET website by the University of Colorado.
Take the tedium out of assignments and marking by implementing more personal and experiential assessments in your class. Explore the benefits of these types of assessments for both yourself and your students!
Who doesn’t love second chances? Explore this tip about an “optional memo” that provides students with the opportunity to explain the rationale behind their work and recoup some marks.
Explore these five key elements to student success in an asynchronous learning environment. Includes D2L (LMS) tools used to support these elements.
Transform your quizzes into crossword puzzles to engage your students! Includes a sample crossword puzzle and link to crossword puzzle generator.
Explore some rules/norms that will help to maintain respectful behaviour and effective learning in synchronous and asynchronous online classes.
Use the Marshmallow Challenge as a Team Building exercise in the virtual environment.
Communicate effectively with your students using News Items and the Calendar in the learning management system.
Learn how this educator uses music to nurture a “kind space” in her classroom, encouraging communication and connection in an asynchronous setting.
Find out how to use screen recording software to personalize asynchronous contact with students and increase engagement in your course!
Explore the ways in which Intelligent Agents in the Brightspace LMS (eCentennial) can send automatic communications to students based on their progress in your course!
The Always-Up-To-Date Course Map is a strategy to help our learners navigate through new online learning environments.
Get immediate feedback from your students on your classes and lessons. Anonymous Start, Stop and Keep is an asynchronous activity that encourages students to contribute their feedback in a consistent, safe and meaningful way!
As we use online conference tools such as Zoom to conduct our teaching, we have all experienced online fatigue when we spend too much time sitting and staring at our screen. I have applied a “7th inning stretch” technique to reduce online fatigue.
I invite learners to complete a brief online survey entitled “Spotlight on Learners –Tell Me About Yourself!” at the beginning of the semester. This small-but-mighty survey acknowledges the humanity behind each online screen.