2018/01/RISE

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 GradeBook

A New GradeBook Experience The New Gradebook is a beta feature that allows instructors to view an improved version of the Gradebook. This feature makes grading more flexible and intuitive and elevates the Gradebook user experience. At the course level, instructors can use the New Gradebook by enabling in Course Settings. The New Gradebook replaces[…]

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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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Differentiation Grid

Tools for Formative Assessment Differentiation Grid Basic Strategy The differentiation grid is a simple, two-dimensional table divided into rows and columns that helps the student think through the differences in 2-3 disease presentations. The grid is used to organize information and identify relationships. Some cells in the grid are intentionally left blank where students are[…]

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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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[…]

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Using VoiceThread in Canvas

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[…]

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Introduction to Podcasting in Education

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 canvas@unthsc.edu . Click to download the full presentation.

2017/06/logo2cil

Start of Semester Checklist for your Canvas Course

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[…]

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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. These videos can be uploaded to Panopto. 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[…]

2016/05/dtunthsc

Resources for Design Thinking

  Interested in an Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop? BOOKS The Design of Business, by Roger Martin Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger Design: The Invention of Desire by Jessica Helfand Change by Design, by Tim Brown Creative Confidence, by Tom Kelley & David Kelley A Whole[…]

2016/02/peerwise

Using PeerWise to Engage Students

What is PeerWise? PeerWise is an online repository of multiple-choice questions that are created, answered, rated and discussed by students. Typically, at the beginning of a term, a course using PeerWise begins with an empty repository. This grows gradually as the course progresses and students author and contribute relevant questions. All activity remains anonymous to[…]

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Cheating and Plagiarism

Cheating and Plagiarism in the New Age of Texting, Tweeting, Googling and Mash-Ups: Guidance for How to Respond to This Pervasive Higher Education Problem Are you seeking step-by-step guidance to ensure that your academic integrity policies can keep up with today’s challenges? Please join the Center for Innovative Learning and Dr. Jim Castagnera for an[…]

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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 Crocodoc – Directly markup student work and provide feedback on student’s[…]

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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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Teach & Share: Getting Your Students to Read: 321 Purposeful Reading assignment

  Getting Your Students to Read: 321 Purposeful Reading assignment. Research (Roberts and Roberts, 2008) and experience tell us that supporting students’ reading, writing, and reflective practices is one of the most challenging aspects of learning and teaching. Learn how Dr. Oden utilizes a simple but influential tool for learning that has increased engagement and[…]