This week's tip is short and sweet: take advantage of the resources on the CTLA website!
The Center for Teaching, Learning & Assessment at CGCC is constantly striving to include new and relevant resources to support our faculty. If you haven’t visited lately, you should – the home page is laid out so as to make it easy for you, the instructor, to find the help that you need at a glance!
This week, The CTLA's own Kali Andrews, Instructional Designer, joined us to share one of her favorite tools - Padlet! Kali shared the basics of setting up Padlet, strategies/activities, two ways to include your live Padlet discussion wall within Canvas, and her thoughts on free (Padlet Basic) vs. paid (Padlet pro).
The Power of Padlet!
Are your students burned out on discussion boards? This afternoon everyone will have a chance to meet the newest member of the CTLA Team, Instructional Designer Kali Andrews! Kali will be sharing a favorite tool of hers AND mine... Padlet!
This week, two of our faculty members graciously volunteered to share their favorite webconferencing platforms for teaching: Webex Teams (Fanny Silvestri) and Zoom (Marie Huntsinger).
The Best $30 You'll Ever Spend...
You all know that I am the biggest advocate ever for free tools, but this week I want to share one of the most-used tools in my arsenal, which did in fact cost me about $30 - TechSmith's SnagIt.
A lot of software companies these days work on a subscription basis, but the $29.99 education price pays for a license, not a periodic subscription fee (you will need to provide proof that you are an educator in order to take advantage of the education pricing).
I use SnagIt pretty much on a daily basis, for many tasks:
This week we looked at recommended practices when creating presentation slides, AND gave three awesome resource sites for you to find ready-made slide templates! There are basic slide decks, slide decks for games, hyperdoc slide decks - you name it, you'll be able to find it!
This week's post is in response to a question that I received recently about the best hardware to use for recording. Anyone who knows me will be able to guess my response: "It depends!"
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