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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 […]

Blended Learning Series

Blended Learning Series

Blended learning lanyard Blended Learning Faculty Development Series Selected Mondays, October 2018 – April 2019 LIB 400, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM REGISTER HERE   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 […]

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DxR Clinician

DxR Clinician is a web based patient simulation package that allows the student to question the patient, conduct a simulated physical examination, and order lab tests. At each step, the student can review the results and responses before making diagnostic and management choices. Find out more about DRX Clincian Here. Need an account for DxR […]

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Teaching Assistant Requirements and Process at UNTHSC

In order to have a Teaching Assistant added to a course, please complete the following steps: The TA Name, course name and number, instructor and level of TA access (masters or PhD) is emailed to canvas@unthsc.edu and copied to registrar@unthsc.edu Canvas confirms the student has/has not completed TA BootCamp If not, the student must register and […]

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Assessment and Test Question brown bag lunches

Do you want help writing your quiz or exam questions? Do you have questions about your questions? Come and join your peers and Dr. Kim Meyer, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning and Assistant Professor, for a brown bag lunch to improve existing questions and write new questions for your tests and quizzes. Bring […]

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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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Learning Glass

The Center for Innovative Learning now offers faculty the Learning Glass, a transparent glass board, to enhance their instruction.  Contact the CIL at canvas@unthsc.edu  for more information on how to use this service! Image from Eller College of Management on Vimeo The Learning Glass offers faculty the ability to create high quality, compelling recordings of […]

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Timing – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment When can you use it? Concept Mapping Concept maps require a lot of cognitive work on the part of the student, and a lot of preparation and analysis on the part of the instructor. Be sure you have tested the concept map activity yourself and given the class the appropriate amount […]

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Technology Based Options – Tools for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Technology Based Options Concept Mapping There are numerous software tools where students can create concept maps digitally. A few favorites are: Canva   https://www.canva.com/graphs/mind-maps/ Free Mind    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/ Mindomo    https://www.mindomo.com/ Student-Generated Test Question PeerWise is an excellent, free tool to use for student generated multiple choice questions. Follow the instructions […]

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Student Generated Questions

Tools for Formative Assessment Student Generated Test Questions Basic Strategy Students generate test questions and model answers for critical areas of learning. Why would you use it? Helps instructors see what their students consider important or memorable, what they consider to be fair and useful test questions, and how well they can answer the questions […]

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Basic Strategy for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Basic Strategy Concept Mapping Concept maps are drawings or diagrams used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down into specific topics. Student-Generated Test Question Students […]

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Procedures for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment How does it work? Concept Mapping Select the concept/theme you wish students to use as a starting point. Create a concept map: Identify related key words or phrases. Write down words and key phrases. Rank the concepts (key words) from the most abstract/general to the most concrete/specific. Cluster concepts that function […]

Concept Mapping

Tools for Formative Assessment Concept Mapping Concept Mapping Tool at UNTHSC – Mindomo Basic Strategy Concept maps are drawings or diagrams used to help students organize and represent knowledge of a subject. Concept maps begin with a main idea (or concept) and then branch out to show how that main idea can be broken down […]

Classroom Assessment Techniques – Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Formative Assessment enhances learning Why should you include formative assessment in every course? Periodic exams are important, but how do you know that your students are really “getting it” along the way? Formative assessment techniques enable you to take the temperature of your class, so that you can intervene and adjust […]

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Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a secure testing solution that is now available at UNTHSC for use in face-to-face classes to enhance the integrity and security of tests delivered in Canvas. environment within Canvas. LockDown Browser is a software program that functions as a web browser that prevents students from navigating away from the testing screen. […]

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Snow Day Solutions

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 […]