In deference to CGCC's first ever "Week of Gratitude," I thought I'd see what kind of technology was out there to help all of us in our collective quest for increased positivity!
Before I talk about some of the ways in which you can encourage student engagement with videos in your Canvas course, let’s talk just a bit about some video recording options as well.
When did online discussion boards get such a bad reputation that they became the target of internet memes?!
Discussion Boards have become an integral component of most online courses. The real question is - how effective are they in terms of supporting student learning? Could they be better?
The CTLA receives quite a few questions about digital annotation for online instruction, be it for synchronous sessions or for making videos. This week. Engineering Faculty Fanny Silvestri shared her expertise regarding a variety of tools that can be used for virtual whiteboards!
NOTE: We also took a quick look at a small document camera (about $80 on Amazon) that can be used for Live sessions and/or for recording videos.
If this past year has taught us anything at all, it's this:
Have. A. Backup. Plan.
Giving "March Madness" a whole different meaning, we find ourselves in another challenging situation! With many of Maricopa's systems currently down, we once again need to remind ourselves to remain flexible, patient, and willing to undertake some creative workarounds.
On March 9th, we shared ideas for supporting teaching & learning by using Digital Interactive Notebooks. We also provided links to FREE templates - downloadable as Google Slides or as Powerpoint - so that you don't have to build your own from scratch.
It's almost Spring Break, so today I wanted to share something FUN and SIMPLE!
Want to change your flat, 2D images into something more interesting? Give this tool a try...
We get a lot of questions about annotating electronically - whether it's to make "explainer" videos for asynchronous use, or for real-time use as an electronic whiteboard in a synchronous online environment.
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