Together We…A Message from the UNTHSC System Chancellor

TOGETHER WE … A MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR February 22, 2018 UNT System Faculty & Staff: This morning at our quarterly Board of Regents meeting I discussed a unified vision for our system — inclusive of our universities. The board, our university presidents, and I are aligned in this vision. We believe in the talent […]

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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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Rationale for Formative Assessment

Tools for Formative Assessment Why would you use it? Concept Mapping This activity provides an observable action of the student’s patterns of understanding related to a central idea or concept. Concept mapping serves several purposes: Helps students brainstorm and generate new ideas Encourages students to discover new concepts and the propositions that connect them Allows […]

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Using VoiceThread in Canvas

Using VoiceThread in Canvas What is VoiceThread anyway? VoiceThread is an application integrated with Canvas that allows users to create presentations, post comments, and share content. 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 […]

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VoiceThread: A Collaborative, Learner Centered Tool

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 […]

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Copyright, Fair Use and the Teach Act for materials in courses

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 […]

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Faculty Earn Teaching Excellence at UNTHSC

UNTHSC Faculty Earn Certificate in Teaching Excellence from the Center for Innovative Learning Teaching Excellence Seminar Series The Center for Innovative Learning and School of Public Health partnered on a 12-session seminar series over the course of two full semesters in 2016-2017.  A group of 25 dedicated faculty members from across campus attended participative sessions […]


Enhancing your Teaching with Canvas

This session will show participants how Canvas can enhance their teaching by effectively digitizing instruction and materials. Learning management systems, such as Canvas, provide educators with technology tools to create learner-centered ecosystems that deliver instruction, activities, and assessments no matter the classroom modality, whether it be face-to-face, blended, or fully online. By creating a well-organized […]


Educating today’s students: a conversation across generations

Educating today’s students: a conversation across generations October 11, 2016  8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, LIB 400 The UNTHSC classroom today is composed of millennial students (born after 1982), who represent the typical student attending college; Generation Xers (born between 1961 and 1981), who are the “nontraditional students” returning to college, perhaps after beginning or […]

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Checklist for Meeting Quality Matters Standard 6 – Course Technology

Quality Matters Standard 6 6.1    The tools used in the course support the learning objectives and competencies. 6.2    Course tools promote learner engagement and active learning. 6.3    Technologies required in the course are readily obtainable. 6.4    The course technologies are current. 6.5    Links are provided to privacy policies for all external tools required in the […]

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Top Ten Time Saving Features in Canvas for Faculty

Created by Kona Jones Are you trying to decide whether to use Canvas? Here are some time-saving tips that will help you use some of the tools that can benefit you and your students. Speedgrader – Quickly and easily grade assignments and provide feedback DocViewer– Directly markup student work and provide feedback on student’s paper […]

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New Qualtrics Insight Platform

Qualtrics has launched a new Qualtrics Insight Platform at UNTHSC The Qualtrics Insight Platform Is a single hub for academic research, student experience insights, and faculty/staff engagement Gives you the tools you need to discover and share insights Automates the process of transforming insights into action Preview Period Starting April 21 you’ll be able to […]

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Teach & Share: Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course

Active learning Exercises in a Recitation Course. In Dr. Amulya Tatachar’s (PharmD, BCACP) courses, she implements a variety of active learning exercises including games (Jeopardy, Taboo), Peerwise, and case-based exercises to reinforce and apply concepts. She also compares traditional case-based exercises to PeerWise on student performance and perception. Come and hear how she succeeded with […]

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Socially Engaged Learning

Brian Basgen and Peter A. Testori Key Takeaways Various instructional models for online learning focus on efficiencies of time and space, from flipped classrooms to competency-based education, MOOCs, and online learning environments that rely on reading, writing, and discussion. The model proposed here for online education focuses on social learning and student engagement, training faculty […]

Voice Thread Workshops

VoiceThread Workshops

Whether you are a novice VoiceThreader or just want a refresher, we can help you become an expert with these hands-on workshops. UNTHSC has a Campus wide license for VoiceThread. Want to use it in your course? Contact us at online@unthsc.edu Basics 2 – Groups and secure sharing March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm ET […]