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Blended Learning Series Registration

Selected Mondays, October 2018 – April 2019, 11:30 am – 1:00 PM, LIB 400 See session descriptions. Research has shown faculty often need assistance to move into a blended learning delivery paradigm. In this interactive series, the facilitators will guide participants in articulating their needs related to blended learning in order to identify possible ways […]

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Students, faculty, and staff are getting a new studio space for videos, webcasts, distance learning and more

UNTHSC is opening up two new studio spaces for faculty, staff, and students. Faculty and staff will have access to a reservable studio space featuring a configurable design to promote the creation of high-quality educational media. Students will have access to a walk-in studio and editing room and will be able to check out additional […]

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Discussion Board Issues from Laura March and Mark Anthoney, Instructional Designers

Mark Anthoney and Laura March, members of the Instructional Designer to Instructional Designer group have created a fabulous infographic resources to help fix discussion board issues. The online version (which includes live hyperlinks) is available here: http://bit.ly/discussiondoctor.  Full information is available here: http://bit.ly/fulldiscussiondoctor Do you need help with online discussion boards? Contact CIL@unthsc.edu

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A tool for interactive learning: Articulate Rise

Rise is an online authoring tool that supports an up/down navigation approach between screens, with scrolling of individual screen content where required. It includes pre-built lesson templates optimized for different devices types and orientations, and also allows you to use learning blocks to create custom lessons. Example Rise page Click here for a printable RISE […]

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Canvas new features and updates

The information on this page will keep you up to date regarding the latest Canvas new features and updates. Canvas Production Release Notes (2018-01-06) New Features New Gradebook: Late Policies, Feature Option Change, Grading Icon Update Updated Features Grades: Grades Page Menu Update Rich Content Editor: Accessibility Checker Content Contrast Rule, Accessibility Checker Design Adjustments, […]

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CanvasCon2017: Designing Your Course for Student Success

Designing Your Course for Student Success Below are resources used for the Designing Your Course for Student Success session at CanvasCon17 @ SMU. Presentation Resources PowerPoint Presentation Canvascon17 Resources Infographics Usability Learner Centered Home Pages Course Organization Information Rich Assessments

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Tips for Creating Educational Video

The following are tips you can use to create educationally focused video. Why use video? Pedagogical Benefits of Video When NOT to use video Do not use video if you are simply fiiling a talking head unless it is a very short personal message to students. Do not use video if you are recording long […]

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Online Learning Consortium Solution Design Summit Learning Challenge

Cross-University Choose Your Own Interprofessional Encounter Session Description Video Design Thinking Images in this video used courtesy of: Juliana Costa <http://humancenteredesign.blogspot.com/2015/05/design-thinking-o-processo_21.html> Center for Creativity <https://centerforcreativity.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/032615_doodle .jpg> Dr. Sofia Hussain <http://www.uxmatters.com/mt/archives/2015/06/ux-strat-2014-part-3-day-2-of-the-conference.php> Rachel Jue <http://racheljue.com/portfolio-dtBook.html> Our Design Challenge: How might we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads […]

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Continuing the Discussion: Communication and Collaboration

Students participate in active learning when constructing knowledge with their peers and in reflection. Using Salmon’s stages of communication in education, this session will show participants how Canvas can encourage students to initiate and continue discussions that focus on your learning objectives. The right communication tool at the right time can make all the difference […]

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Course Design and Approval with Quality Matters

What is Quality Matters? Quality Matters (QM) is a international, faculty-centered, peer review process designed to facilitate the continuous improvement of the design of online and blended courses. QM’s goals are to improve student learning, retention, and satisfaction in online and blended courses through better course design and to reflect results of academic research on […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 7 – Learner Support

Quality Matters Standard 7 7.1    The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and how to obtain it. 7.2    Course instructions articulate or link to the institution’s accessibility policies and services. 7.3    Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution’s academic support services and […]

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SPH Online Faculty Teaching Retreat Share Your Success

School of Public Health Online Faculty Teaching Retreat Friday, August 6, 2016, 8 AM – 3 PM, LIB 410 The annual SPH Online Teaching Retreat will provide you with an opportunity to: engage in highly interactive, facilitated discussions with peers and online experts in order to stimulate a cross-fertilization of ideas to improve your own […]

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Tips to Designing Mobile-Friendly Assignments in Canvas

While Canvas app is effective in translating your course to be responsive on a mobile device, it is the job of the teacher or instructional designer to effectively design assignments to address the on-the-go learner, as well. We have tips to help you make your assignments even MORE mobile-friendly! [Presenters: Ryan Seilhamer (UCF-CDL), Biray Seitz) […]

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Blended Learning Faculty Development

The BlendKit Course is a set of subject matter neutral, open educational resources related to blended learning developed by Dr. Kelvin Thompson and available for self-study or for group use. Periodically, these materials will also be used as the basis for a facilitated open, online course.  The goal of the BlendKit Course is to provide […]

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Canvas Tips for Faculty Success

by Bryan Hauf Canvas can be a great tool to support teaching and learning in face-to-face environments. Used appropriately, Canvas can help manage your class by delivering course-related activities and resources in a streamlined fashion. Unfortunately, there are a few too many occurrences of learning management system misuse spanning from unstructured document repositories to less-than-desirable […]

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Designing Your Online Course Session

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) presented a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online learning. Participants were exposed to a course improvement plan based on the Quality Matters […]

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VoiceThread and Game Based Learning Workshop

In this workshop, participants will discuss various ways to blend gaming into their lessons with VoiceThread. We will showcase a variety of games you can create with VoiceThread and brainstorm other ways to begin game-based learning. Participants will also have pre-workshop access to an interview with Greg Toppo, the author of The Game Believes in […]

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Accessibility & Privacy Statements of Course Technologies

At UNTHSC, we believe that all students should have equal technology opportunities in the classroom. The following technologies may appear in our online or blended courses. Instructors of courses should link to this page (inside syllabus or course shell in Canvas) for updated statements of accessibility, voluntary product accessibility template (VPAT) documents. If there are any […]

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Inclusive Technology Assessment Strategies For Higher Ed

In an increasingly digital era, the need for refining inclusive technology is paramount to creating a diverse learning environment. Join Kara Zirkle, IT Accessibility Coordinator at George Mason University and cielo24, as we explore how next-generation inclusive technology can benefit from streamlined deployment and strategic assessment practices. The discussion will concentrate on helping faculty become […]

Quality Compass

Designing Your Online Course

Guest facilitator Heidi Ash from UNT CLEAR (Center for Learning Enhancement and Redesign) , in partnership with Bryan Hauf, Instructional Technologist from the Center for Innovative Learning, presents a process-based approach to improving online course design for seamless development of an online course that aligns with quality standards and principles of good practice for online […]