Sometimes we are unable to hold our face-to-face classes. In some cases there is an outbreak of the flu or measles, in other cases, there is inclement weather, conferences, and illness. In all of these instances there are technologies and assignments available that can help you deliver content to your students or have your students work together even if they cannot attend physical classes. Included here are some ideas for recording lectures that students can later view, holding synchronous lectures with video conferencing, and assignments that students can do either independently or collaboratively over the web.
LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is a website that has thousands of online video tutorials that can be used for a wide variety of subjects. You can link to these courses from Blackboard and share them with your class. This allows you to provide opportunities for increasing student skills outside of class with LinkedIn Learning courses.
Giving Scantron exams in classes can be time consuming when you consider the time it takes to grade and print exams. We now have the ability to offer secure electronic exams in the classroom using student laptops and Respondus LockDown Browser.
The All Faculty Dead Day Luncheon, sponsored by the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center (TFSC), concluded with a poster session that featured winners of the 2017-2018 Teaching Improvement Grants and Teaching in Research Grants.