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Guest Post: Playing games to engage students in a non-majors biology course

Our guest blogger is Kathleen Janech from the Department of Biology. In 2014, Kathleen attended the Faculty Technology Institute. This blog post is a report and reflection on implementing strategies and technologies from that workshop. Kathleen describes her endeavors to make her lectures more interactive through gamification, and she discusses moving some lecture content online […]

Using Kaizena for Fast & Interactive Student Feedback

Let’s be honest. Grading can be a drag. We may love teaching and mentoring students, but when faced with a stack of 100 essays, some of us consider a career change.  Providing students with frequent and meaningful feedback takes a lot of time and energy, but there are plenty of applications that can help make […]

Guest Post: How a Calendar Service Saved and an App Nearly Destroyed My Sanity

Our guest blogger is Gretchen McLaine, Associate Professor of Dance. Gretchen was a participant in the 2014 Summer FTI, and this post is a review of Gretchen’s experience integrating two new tools into her courses.   If you are like most faculty here at the college, you embrace any opportunity to make more efficient use […]

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Reworking multiple choice exams for clarity

Multiple choice question creation is challenging and time-consuming. While question banks from the publisher can certainly benefit students by providing opportunities for practice, I prefer to create my own questions for exams to make sure they align with my learning objectives and the material I emphasized in class. While one of the main benefits of […]

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The PLC sign up deadline has been extended to June 1st.

In an effort to allow more faculty to participate in our 2015-2016 Professional Learning Clubs (PLC) we are extending the deadline to sign up until June 1st.  To learn more about PLCs at CofC and to sign up go to http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/faculty-services/professional-learning-clubs-plc/ If you have questions feel free to email [email protected]  

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Thank yous and Congratulations!

As the semester draws to an end we wanted to thank everyone for a wonderful year.  We’ve had fun working with you all this year and look forward to August when all the faculty return.  For all of you teaching Maymester and over the summer don’t forget that TLT is here year-around and we are here […]

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Multimedia Creation: Successful Student Projects

Note: This page is a resource for anyone who wishes to use it.  You can share it with your students and alter items to meet your needs.  Almost all of the documents are Google Docs so feel free to copy them into your own Drive. Why do a multimedia project?  It’s a nice change of pace […]

Dear TLT: Can I Embed a VoiceThread Lecture in OAKS Content?

Dear TLT, Is it possible to embed a VoiceThread lecture in OAKS content? I know my students access VoiceThread via the Multimedia Resources widget, to make comments, but what if my lecture is view only? Sincerely, Professor C. Connors Genetic Biology Dear Professor Connors, Great question! Yes, you can. To embed view-only VoiceThread lectures in OAKS content, follow these eight steps: 1. […]

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Important News Regarding Kaltura and Chrome

Google Chrome has been making some updates recently that will directly effect your use of Kaltura in that browser.  Per Kaltura, As of the latest version of Chrome (42), released last week, Google has decided to block Java by default, as described here: https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml This means that the Kaltura Screen Recorder will not function in instances of Chrome that […]

Guest Post: Using Haiku Deck as an alternative to PowerPoint

Our guest blogger is Daniel Wade Jones, a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Hispanic Studies.  Professor Jones attended the 2014 Summer Faculty Technology Institute (FTI).  This post is about the app, Haiku Deck, which he was introduced to at the FTI. Spanish 202 has always been a challenging class for all Hispanic Studies faculty, due […]

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Guest Post: Playing games to engage students in a non-majors biology course

Our guest blogger is Kathleen Janech from the Department of Biology. In 2014, Kathleen attended the Faculty Technology Institute. This blog post is a report and reflection on implementing strategies and technologies from that workshop. Kathleen describes her endeavors to make her lectures more interactive through gamification, and she discusses moving some lecture content online [...]

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Using Kaizena for Fast & Interactive Student Feedback

Let’s be honest. Grading can be a drag. We may love teaching and mentoring students, but when faced with a stack of 100 essays, some of us consider a career change.  Providing students with frequent and meaningful feedback takes a lot of time and energy, but there are plenty of applications that can help make [...]

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Guest Post: How a Calendar Service Saved and an App Nearly Destroyed My Sanity

Our guest blogger is Gretchen McLaine, Associate Professor of Dance. Gretchen was a participant in the 2014 Summer FTI, and this post is a review of Gretchen’s experience integrating two new tools into her courses.   If you are like most faculty here at the college, you embrace any opportunity to make more efficient use [...]

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Reworking multiple choice exams for clarity

Multiple choice question creation is challenging and time-consuming. While question banks from the publisher can certainly benefit students by providing opportunities for practice, I prefer to create my own questions for exams to make sure they align with my learning objectives and the material I emphasized in class. While one of the main benefits of [...]

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The PLC sign up deadline has been extended to June 1st.

In an effort to allow more faculty to participate in our 2015-2016 Professional Learning Clubs (PLC) we are extending the deadline to sign up until June 1st.  To learn more about PLCs at CofC and to sign up go to http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlt/faculty-services/professional-learning-clubs-plc/ If you have questions feel free to email [email protected]   Share this:EmailPrint

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Thank yous and Congratulations!

As the semester draws to an end we wanted to thank everyone for a wonderful year.  We’ve had fun working with you all this year and look forward to August when all the faculty return.  For all of you teaching Maymester and over the summer don’t forget that TLT is here year-around and we are here [...]

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Dear TLT: Can I Embed a VoiceThread Lecture in OAKS Content?

Dear TLT, Is it possible to embed a VoiceThread lecture in OAKS content? I know my students access VoiceThread via the Multimedia Resources widget, to make comments, but what if my lecture is view only? Sincerely, Professor C. Connors Genetic Biology Dear Professor Connors, Great question! Yes, you can. To embed view-only VoiceThread lectures in OAKS content, follow these eight steps: 1. [...]

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Important News Regarding Kaltura and Chrome

Google Chrome has been making some updates recently that will directly effect your use of Kaltura in that browser.  Per Kaltura, As of the latest version of Chrome (42), released last week, Google has decided to block Java by default, as described here: https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml This means that the Kaltura Screen Recorder will not function in instances of Chrome that [...]

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Guest Post: Using Haiku Deck as an alternative to PowerPoint

Our guest blogger is Daniel Wade Jones, a Professor of Spanish in the Department of Hispanic Studies.  Professor Jones attended the 2014 Summer Faculty Technology Institute (FTI).  This post is about the app, Haiku Deck, which he was introduced to at the FTI. Spanish 202 has always been a challenging class for all Hispanic Studies faculty, due [...]

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