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.
This afternoon, we'll be facilitating a session on active learning to engage your students with their peers and with the content in meaningful ways. In the meantime, here's a great Faculty Focus article, "Enhancing Student Engagement & Interaction with Online Digital Tools."
This week, we offered the "Organizing Your Lesson with Google Slides," looking at the many features of Google Slides that makes it an ideal "container" for all the components - instructional content and activities - of your lesson.
If you missed the LOL session, you can still get the info by watching the video below. And if you DID attend, be sure to watch through to the end - I added a 4 minute segment to answer the question about shortening those annoyingly long URLs!
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 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 we were joined by guest presenter Chris Reider, who shared his use of FlipGrid within the Canvas LMS for his classes. Watch the 47-minute video below to find out why Flipgrid is such a favorite for Chris, how he uses it with his students, and how to directly integrate Flipgrid into Canvas.
This week we followed up on last week's Webex Breakout Sessions by investigating activities and strategies (with a heavy emphasis on the use of Google Jamboard) for small groups in Webex! This 33-minute video contains ideas and resources so that you and your students can get the most out of Breakout Sessions.
Join us next week for
What makes Flipgrid so popular as an instructional tool? Drop in on next week's session, with special Guest Facilitator Chris Reider, and find outt!
Tuesday, 10/20 | 2:30-3:30PM (session room opens 15 minutes prior to start time)
No registration necessary.
Use this link to join the Webex session:
The link to the webinar recording will be made available to you weekly - watch your email!
Small group activities... online?
Institutions of higher education around the world are providing their faculty with resources for online instruction that is active and engaging - read on for ideas, tips, tricks, and recommended practices.
The topic for this week's LOL session was "Keeping Students Engaged & Accountable." We had a conversation about student engagement and accountability, and demo'ed Pear Deck, an interactive slide presentation tool.
Pear Deck has both a free and premium version,
and currently has a 90-day Premium trial available to educators!
Awesome people who want to help you do awesome stuff in the classroom! Join the conversation here or in our Facebook Group: CGCC Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment