Faculty: OAKS Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom by YouSeeU is an integrated web-conferencing tool to help you connect with your learners in OAKS with live discussions, online office hours, video-based training and more. Collaborate during a session by sharing slides, files, and live views of your whiteboard or desktop. Integrated into OAKS, it’s easy to schedule, manage and join virtual […]

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Create a Collective VoiceThread Assignment

OVERVIEW: We normally use VoiceThread (VT) to record lectures and occasionally allow students to comment or ask questions.  But what about creating a single VT where all your students actually contribute the content?  For example, instead of having every student create their own VoiceThread to introduce themselves, create one VT where each student contributes a […]

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Video Discussion Board with FlipGrid

OVERVIEW: “Flipgrid is a video discussion community for your classroom that supercharges your students’ voices. You add the topics, your students respond with short videos, and everyone engages!” – Flipgrid website SUGGESTED USES: Online discussion board Class introductions Foreign language practice Reflection Social Learning Hear multiple ways of solving a problem THINGS TO CONSIDER: Cost: […]

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Annotate and Share PDFs Online for Free

PDFescape is a free, web-based application that allows users to edit, annotate, and share PDFs. Without creating an account, you can upload a PDF (up to 10 MB or 100 pages); edit and/or annotate it (with tools very similar to Acrobat’s); and download or print it. To share a read-only copy of your PDF, via a […]

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Blind Grading Quiz Essays in OAKS

Many times, especially with essay tests,  instructors want to grade the answers without knowing who’s test it is.  This is known as Blind Grading and is often used to help remove grading bias.  The OAKS Quiz tool has a blind grading feature which allows you to see all the responses for one question (anonymously) and, if […]

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adding and creating assignments using voicethread in OAKS

Adding VoiceThreads to OAKS

The OAKS VoiceThread integration has undergone a change, making it easier to add VoiceThreads (VT) to OAKS and giving instructors a new way to assign VTs. With the new integration instructors can: assign students to create and submit their own VT. require students to comment on an instructor VT and track those comments. require students […]

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