And what’s your opinion?

Do you want to know?  Have you tried finding out with Qualtrics?

Qualtrics is a Web-based survey software for East Carolina University faculty, staff and students. Before creating a survey, ensure you have met the University IRB criteria.

If you are new to Qualtrics at ECU, you will be required to review and agree to the ECU Qualtrics Terms of Use to obtain an account.

Contact OET to find out how to use this resource.  More information can be found at the Qualtrics website

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Another Doodle but not by Google!

I blogged about this before but recently had a question come across my desk about creating a calendar to avoid “an organizational nightmare”?

Doodle.com

According to the website “Doodle offers a wide selection of online solutions that radically simplify the process of scheduling appointments, ranging from the group event “poll” that doesn’t require registration to the professional appearance with own branding.”

Check it out!

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Out of Office

I will be on vacation from Wednesday 10/12 and will return to the office on Friday 10/28. My assistant Matthew Kirschner, kirschnerm13@students.ecu.edu will be in the office and will be monitoring recordings along with our smart classroom technicians.  If you are cancelling class or do not require a recording please let him know.

Following is a list of resources which may be able to assist.  Links to my various blogs are located on this page as well.

Help Desk (Michael Davis and Billy Igoe) for this building 744-2903.
Blackboard – Matt Long, Cindy Bowers, Adam Brewer
SABA – John Southworth
Mediasite Troubleshooting –  Jarrett Shafer, Josh Brown
My Mediasite – Dennis Allen
Tegrity – Perceival Murphy
WordPress Blogs – Cindy Bower
Academic Technologies – Ginny Sconiers

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Because I Can!

Brag about my newest granddaughter Caroline Elise born October 3, 2016, 8 lbs, 4 oz. bundle of joy!

Caroline Elise

And while I have your attention I will be on vacation from Wednesday 10/12 and will return to the office on Friday 10/28. My assistant Matthew Kirschner, kirschnerm13@students.ecu.edu will be in the office and will be monitoring recordings along with our smart classroom technicians.  If you are cancelling class or do not require a recording please let him know.

Following is a list of resources which may be able to assist.  Links to my various blogs are located on this page as well.

Help Desk (Michael Davis and Billy Igoe) for this building 744-2903.
Blackboard – Matt Long, Cindy Bowers, Adam Brewer
SABA – John Southworth
Mediasite Troubleshooting –  Jarrett Shafer, Josh Brown
My Mediasite – Dennis Allen
Tegrity – Perceival Murphy
WordPress Blogs – Cindy Bower
Academic Technologies – Ginny Sconiers

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Using Turning Point Cloud – Clickers

Clickers have been a great tool to quiz students and the software is available in all classrooms.  I have lots of clickers in my cabinet and you don’t have the students sign up if you are doing anonymous polling.  You don’t have to get a license just sign up for a free Instructor account.

Some interesting data –

  1. The class became more active and vibrant
  2. Students became less passive
  3. Absenteeism was reduced
  4. Students seemed to like the addition of clickers
  5. More students were able to share their ideas with the whole class, promoting an emphasis on explaining and listening to reasoning. Students were also better able to hear their classmates.”

Contact this office to learn more.

Instructions on setting up an account – turning-account-faculty

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We have all heard

What’s in your wallet? Advertisement – I am asking a similar question which is “What’s in your Classroom”?  Are you trying something new this semester or have you tweaked something old?  Any light bulb moments?  Is it working or have you tried something that just isn’t going right?

Take a moment and share here or send me an email and I will blog about it!  What might just be old hat to you may be a treasure to some one else, please share!

 

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One of the many emails last week

Was from ECU Technology Digest about OneDrive for Business (OD4B) Cloud Storage.  So you may be using Dropbox for your lecture files but consider putting them on your OneDrive.

Start using your OneDrive for Business today by logging in to http://pirate365.ecu.edu.  OD4B makes it easy to share files and/or folders as well.

Features

  • Storage – 1TB for non-sensitive files – NO HIPAA, PCI, SS# or other sensitive data (see the OneDrive vs. Piratedrive page for a list of examples)
  • Availability – access files from a work, personal or mobile device
  • Document editing – edit files within OD4B using Office programs on your computer or Office Online within OneDrive
  • Sharing – Share files or folders with ECU and non-ECU users; either read or edit permissions
  • Collaboration – Edit a file simultaneously with others. There’s only one version!
  • Sync – You choose which files automatically upload

Delve – See what’s been shared with you through the Delve app

Visit the OneDrive website for general info, an FAQ and a list of learning resources. Having trouble installing OneDrive? Call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800. 340.7081.

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A quick thank you and reminder

To the nomination committee for selecting me to received the Dean’s Award at Convocation.  It is much appreciated.  So to keep with start of semester tradition

This blog offers lots of tips and reminders, you can easily search in the box at the bottom right. OET is just a phone call, email, instant message or stop by on your way to / from class.  

First week success

Research shows that students will be more successful in your online course if you do something to engage them the first week.  Be creative and think of something that will get them going the first week. Have them use the discussion or blog tool to introduce themselves, respond to other students, and take a sample quiz.  Consider a homework assignment to give them an opportunity to learn your style and relive any apprehension they may have.

 

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