Hurricane Season is in full force this year. And last year’s letter M is not a distant memory for most of us. Nor was I(rene) a few years ago. So I will repeat myself this week and remind everyone that with technology you can keep up with lecture content and delivery. See this post from 2010 as it is still applicable this season
Want to use the computer pen to illustrate on your PowerPoint? When in Slideshow view either press down with the pen or right click and select pen options. Select your style, select your color on the monitor and start annotating. Click here for more instructions. Not sure how it works contact OET!!
Some quick reminders –
Send your lecture capture request if you would like to try this tool to give your students some extra help with course review click here for form.
Make your classes available in Blackboard – Control Panel > Customization > Properties > Set Availability > Yes.
ADD TA INSTRUCTOR: How do I add another instructor or a TA to the course?
- Control Panel > Users and Groups > User > Find User to Enroll > Browse (type username only in the box), click Go > when you see the username, click the box and then Submit.
COURSE COPY: How do I copy my course from one semester to the next? Go here to learn more. Do NOT do another course copy if you think “it didn’t work.” Contact Blackboard Support.
SECTION MERGE: How do I merge (or collapse) two or more course sections? Go here to learn more.
Using Clicker Technology? ECU will begin providing all students with a Turning Technologies Account license beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Enable TP in you BB course and use ResponseWare with Mobile Devices (available at their app store) quick and easy!
With the end of summer session I will take a break from posting tips and tools, since many may get tired of my posting about new tools etc. But if you really want one check out this webinar Pro Tips for Flipped Classroom Content Creation.
Here’s one for me!
Click on the graphic to enlarge, something catch your eye? Want to try something new? Contact OET to explore! If you missed the Tips for BB check them out here!
From the Yammer Blog “Did you know that Yammer is a great way to kickstart conversation inside and outside the classroom? How?” Well rather than me telling you here is what one of your colleagues, Kim Stokes has to say about using Yammer!
“We use Yammer as a communication platform for our clinical year students. It’s a great way to make class wide announcements when each student is in a very different course. We make a private page for each class so we can chat away. The students can answer each other’s questions sometimes in the main page and we can poll students and get feedback quickly. We pin documents to the wall that are of upmost importance (evaluations, manuals, etc) and we can private message persons when we need to discuss personal information.
I personally do not have outlook on my phone to get a break from work when I”m not at work. But I always worry about student emergencies. The Yammer app allows students to reach me if there is an emergency without having to give out my cell to them (which I do anyway) and it also makes reaching me really easy. The app puts instant notifications on their phone re: Yammer notes/messages.
I love it. Yes, there are some things I’d tweak, but I love it overall.”
C. Kim Stokes, MHS, PA-C
Over the course of the summer I plan to highlight various tools, how they work and perhaps you would like to try in the fall. Last week I blogged about clickers in the classroom so I already started my plan of action.
This week I want to highlight “AirMedia” a tool available in all classrooms in our college. AirMedia allows instructors and/or students to present from any mobile device in any platform. Using AirMedia you can walk into any meeting space and wirelessly present PowerPoint®, Excel®, and Word documents, PDFs, photos, and screen shots from your personal iOS® or Android™ mobile device on the room display. Click on the link above to find out more or contact OET for a demonstration!
Something interesting to read Gradeless and to think about!
And our students are not doing this
I recently shared an article Why Gamification in Healthcare is the Next Big Thing and now to follow up here is a Q&A: How Gamification Increases Learning Outcomes with this partnership I am hoping to see the availability for us to add quizzes, feedback etc to our Mediasite Recordings. I will be attending the Mediasite User Conference the first week of May and if you have any thoughts or feedback you would like me to share at the conference please comment below. They do listen to their customers and there is always an “I wish” board to post on!