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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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 […]

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Royalty Free Images and Media for Medical Education

Please see the following sources for royalty free and creative commons licensed Medical Science Source Adam Images MedPix Medical Image from Unsplash Bio-Image Search An aggregated search tool from Stanford’s Lane Medical Library that will find images from multiple sites and display them according to their usage restrictions. Science Stock Image Library Browse through thumbnail […]


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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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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Flipping? Resources for the Flipped Classroom in Health Care Education

Links Khan, S. (2011). Let’s use video to reinvent education. TED.com—this is the Ted video http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Flipping the Classroom by Cynthia J. Brame, CFT Assistant Director http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/flipping-the-classroom/ Making Videos for Flipped Classrooms http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/05/21/how-to-make-videos-your-students-will-love/ Stanford embraces Flipped Classroom model http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/09/09/stanford-university-and-khan-academy-use-flipped-classroom-medical-education Articles Prober, C. G., & Khan, S. (2013). Medical education reimagined: a […]

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Online learning at universities rethinking the design of courses

The Conversation posted an article titled Online learning can work if universities just rethink the design of their courses. In that article, 5 tips for designing and online course were described: State your objective: Each lesson should have one concise, action-oriented learning objective to ensure your lesson design process is focused. Think as a private tutor: […]

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Guide to Web 2.0 tools from Priyanka Gupta and EdTech Review

The list  by Priyanka Gupta and Ed Tech Review includes instructional tools that might help you change your style of instruction for improvement, as well as other web 2.0 tools categorized under tools for: Curation and Aggregation Bookmarking Assessment Collaboration and Communication Assignments and Course Management Gamification Productivity Blogging Storage Some highlights from the guide: BagTheWeb […]


Innovations in Teaching with Technology

Seed grants from the Office of the Provost were awarded to faculty/staff teams to develop practical applications for using new educational technology in UNTHSC courses. Seed grant recipients will discuss the following: 1) innovation and technology used to support learning; 2) assessment method for measuring learning after implementation; and 3) lessons learned and recommendations for […]

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How to Evaluate Online Teaching – Three Part Webinar Series from EDUCAUSE

The Center for Innovative Learning (CIL) is hosting a three part webinar course series developed by EDUCAUSE ELI that begins February 17. The series will take place on Feb 17, 24 and March 2 from 12 noon -1:30 PM in the CIL – LIB448. The CIL is covering the registrations fee. Feel free to bring […]

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Teaching Assistant Boot Camp

Teaching Assistant Boot Camp – This online course will get you started on the path to becoming an excellent Teaching Assistant.  Approximately 8 hours, online, self-paced, free course. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading. TA Candidates are encouraged to participate in the course in order to begin work as a TA. Satisfactory course completion requires submission of all the […]

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Canvas Tool Guide for Instructors

University of Auckland created (Damon Ellis, Nicoletta Rata-SkudderJacqui Thornley Chris Swanwick Sue Tickner) created the guide to Canvas Tools below based on and informational poster originally developed for Moodle (by Joyce Seitzinger, @catspyjamasnz / www.cats-pyjamas.net). Click the image below for a PDF version of the document.

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Designing E-Learning for Health, a Massive Open Online Course

The Health, E-Learning and Media Team from the University of Nottingham have developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) which is hosted on the UK’s multi-institutional platform Future Learn. The course titled ‘Designing E-Learning for Health’ is scheduled to commence on 15 February 2016, and runs for five weeks. The course is free to access […]

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Best Practices for Academic Integrity in Online and Blended Courses

  Issues of academic integrity ought to be considered during the design, delivery, and redesign of courses, in particular those with an online component. Based selected research, the following strategies will be helpful to instructors. For background information and research, please see: Henry Corrigan-Gibbs, Nakull Gupta, Curtis Northcutt, Edward Cutrell, William Thies. Deterring Cheating in […]

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Strategies to Encourage Academic Honesty for Online Exams

5 Ways to Prevent Cheating Image created by WHack. Consider alternative high stake assessment methods Use more Authentic Assessment strategies – Project-based – Performance-based Include a formal contract – state it, sign it. Clear, explicit definition of what is cheating on your syllabus. Clear explicit definition of what is cheating within test instruction prior to […]

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Southern Association of Colleges Principles for Good Practice for Online Programs

Accreditation through peer review is the principal method of quality assurance in colleges and universities throughout the United States. The seven regional commissions responsible for accrediting more than 3500 higher education institutions maintain public trust by applying standards within the context of the diversity of institutional missions and by expecting all member institutions to meet […]