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What options are available for keeping your class on schedule when there is a snow day or other unforeseen problems prevent you and your students from getting to class? The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) offers solutions for making sure you don’t fall behind. Before deciding if you should cancel class, be sure to check the UNTHSC[…]
Read more about Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction. These five principles form the backbone of applied, task-centered learning. You can apply these when designing your own courses too! Infographic created by John McKenzie
After conducting an analysis of faculty needs for video editing tools this summer, we have prepared a demo of Camtasia 9 that will be delivered Tuesday September 26 from 12:00 to 1:00 in LIB 400. Lunch will be provided. All faculty who attend this demo can apply to have a copy of Camtasia 9 provided[…]
Why use VoiceThread? VoiceThread is a totally web-based application that allows you to place collections of media like images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an asynchronous conversation. A VoiceThread allows people to have conversations and to make comments using any mix of text, a microphone, a web cam, a telephone, or uploaded[…]
The following presentation is from the Podcast/Vodcast Workshop presented by John McKenzie. Want to learn more about Podcasting or learn to use Zoom? Contact us at email@example.com . Click to download the full presentation.
VoiceThread is a learning tool that holds essentially any type of media (presentations, images, documents, audio, video and more). VoiceThread can be used to add interaction and active learning to any course, whether face to face, blended or online. VoiceThread is an easy way to add audio to presentations. Use VoiceThread if you looking for[…]
Looking for low threshold faculty development over the summer? Grab a good book and learn something new. The following are books on teaching and learning recommended by the Center for Innovative Learning staff that will keep you in a growth mindset for the summer. 1. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World[…]
Canvas provides several different course roles to enroll authorized personnel into Canvas courses. Teacher: the Teacher role is reserved for the instructor of record and/or authorized users who serve as course administrators. TA: the TA role is assigned to authorized persons who assist the Teacher(s) with managing the course content and interacting with students, such as posting to the[…]
Teaching Excellence Seminar Series on the Building Blocks of Teaching Excellence Develop and Document Your Teaching Skills Summary: Quality learning begins with quality teaching. Many university professors enter the classroom with little to no practice or training in the skills needed to successfully deliver information in the classroom, particularly those in the sciences. This seminar[…]
Printable Start of Semester Checklist for your Canvas Course Welcome back! Here are a few things to check as you set your courses up in Canvas for the semester. The Canvas Community is a great resource if you have questions about using Canvas. You’ll also find answers to many questions on the CIL website. As[…]
Description: This session will allow faculty from across campus to meet with one another under the umbrella of Interprofessional Collaboration. Over lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about, from and with each other to begin collaborating across professional silos. The session will be participant-led and will require you come with a mindset of wanting[…]
Why Use Poll Everywhere? Poll Everywhere is an audience response technology based on web and cell phone networks, which means that your students or audience can provide feedback regardless of the device they are holding. They can respond by SMS text message, from the web on their phones or laptops, or via Twitter. Polling application that[…]
Zoom Training Workshop This workshop will be offered on two dates: August 24th 12:00-1:00 pm – LIB 400 Zoom is a widely used videoconferencing and recording tool that offers full Canvas integration. You can use it to meet with an online class, give or record a video presentation (e.g., a lecture), draw on a digital[…]
Back to Zoom homepage On this page, you can examine the various features and functionalities Zoom provides. This page will show you in detail how to use each of Zoom’s most important features.
Back to Zoom homepage The purpose of this page is to share some ideas and best practices for using Zoom in your online classroom to enhance learning. Our goal is to give you a sense of how and why others have used Zoom to enhance their classes so that you might get some ideas of[…]
Back to Zoom homepage The purpose of this page is to share some ideas for how you might use Zoom outside of learning environments to collaborate with colleagues, coworkers, and even others outside of the organization. Our goal is to give you a sense of how to use Zoom to make some common tasks that[…]
How can you determine if you can legally use copyrighted images, documents or videos in your course materials? You may be familiar with the concept of Fair use, which sets the rules for academic use of copyrighted information. The Teach Act also applies to educational use. Here are some decision trees and checklists that will help[…]
Back to Zoom homepage Audio If you’re having audio problems with your Zoom meeting, please select your issue below to troubleshoot: Audio Echo in a Meeting How Do I Join or Test My Computer Audio? My Audio is not working on Android My Audio is not working on iOS Where are my Audio Settings for[…]
Zoom is a convenient and easy to use software tool for group or one-to-one video conferencing. Zoom has become one of the premiere tools for synchronous video sessions of online classes and for teleconferencing in general. If you have a webcam and an Internet connection, you likely already have everything you need to use Zoom[…]
Back to Zoom homepage This page covers the basics of getting started with Zoom. It’s a good idea to check out the items on this page prior to trying out Zoom for the first time. Request a Zoom account here.