Have you thought about incorporating more video in your classroom? Have you thought about exploring a flipped or blended class? Matt Gerner led a workshop on the flipped classroom and creating a video database that could be used with a course.
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The latest version of Kaltura offers several helpful improvements. Videos can now be played within items in Blackboard, faster upload speeds are available, and more!
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You can now embed a single Echo360 video quickly! The “Video Library” option for users allows instructors to post individual videos in a course item instead of linking to all of the videos on Echo360.
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John A. White, Jr., distinguished professor in the College of Engineering and former University of Arkansas Chancellor, was the keynote speaker at the Baum Teaching Workshop for 2018. Each keynote speaker is the winner of the Nadine and Charles Baum Faculty Teaching...
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TurningPoint 8 has a feature which allows the software to automatically update the results for a session when new registration becomes available. That can be problematic when you have made manual changes on Blackboard that will be overwritten or you have changed the column type. These steps will tell you how to prevent it from automatically updating.
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Sometimes the most difficult thing in the classroom is getting students to answer questions. Often they are afraid of being wrong, looking stupid, or they are anxious about what the instructor will say or do. Other times they *think* they know the answer but are not...
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Critical Thinking and argumentation are key concepts and skills that we wish to teach our students. Sometimes it is difficult to get students to consider evidence for arguments when their “gut” or emotions are at play. When highlighting the need for...
Continue Reading: Faculty Spotlight: “What Evidence Would Change Your Mind?” Using Critical Thinking in the Classroom
The syllabus is often one of the most important documents we craft as faculty members. During a presentation when Lynne Meade was discussing guidelines for student civility during difficult discussions in the classroom, she said she has an “I expect”...
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It is often difficult to get students comfortable with discussing difficult topics. In some cases it is a matter of knowing what is a good reason or a bad reason for accepting an argument for or against a topic. Shauna Morimoto, Vice-Chair and Director of Graduate...
Continue Reading: Faculty Spotlight: Facts, Values, or Rhetoric – Activity for Evaluating Arguments
As instructors we often go out of our way to make sure those students who are struggling are getting the help that they need. One tool that the U of A has is UASuccess. UASuccess “allows faculty, staff, and students to connect to people and services that will...
Continue Reading: Faculty Spotlight: Using Starfish to Give Kudos to Students