Plan/Prepare

Plagiarize-Proof Your Writing Assignments

Thu, 2019-03-21 13:40 -- azs2

Plagiarism is a big concern in higher education. In the article linked below from a recent issue of Faculty Focus, Christine Moore provides four practical strategies for fighting plagiarism in your course before any students cheat. It's a quick ready, but contains valuable information especially for faculty who use writing assignments in their courses.

Plagiarize-Proof Your Writing Assignments

 

Creating an Engaging Presentation

Thu, 2019-03-14 09:49 -- jes17

Members of the Dutton Learning Design team recently produced the following video, entitled Creating an Engaging Presentation, for the Online Learning Consortium. This 2 minute 34 second video shares tips for getting your participants eager and excited about your topic.   It's not all about the slides...keep it conversational and plan ways to engage your audience right from the start!

 

Understanding Canvas Announcements - What happens when I import announcements to a new Semester

Sat, 2019-02-23 00:42 -- jes17

When you copy an entire Canvas Course from one semester to another, course announcements also come over.  It can be tricky to understand how these copied over announcements behave in your new course. 

I’ve compiled a list of notes and suggestions to help understand how Announcements work:

Creating a Welcoming Presentation

Wed, 2019-02-06 12:57 -- mrs110

Members of the Dutton Learning Design team recently produced the following video, entitled Creating a Welcoming Presentation, for the Online Learning Consortium. This 3-minute video features tips for making sure your presentations are understood and seen by all and that they are inclusive to every member of your audience. As the speaker, you set the tone and help your audience engage! 

 

Videos for missed points

Fri, 2017-09-01 12:32 -- mrs110

Here’s an innovative idea to promote deep learning: allow students to make up missed exam points by creating their own short videos to explain the missed concepts. Once evaluated for accuracy, the videos can be posted for classmates to discuss and also use for study.

It’s not just about the Nutella: Building a Partnership between Learning Designer and Instructor

Tue, 2016-09-27 12:58 -- eab14

One of my favorite parts of being a learning designer is working with instructors. It’s not only a chance to create a new course with ideas, but it’s an opportunity for a new work partnership. The idea-sharing, the collaborative work, and even the thrill of reaching a goal too close to a deadline are enriching.

Here are a few tips I’ve gathered over the years on building partnerships among designers and instructors:

Course Blueprinting Process

Fri, 2015-08-07 11:43 -- azs2

One of the hardest things that a learning designer must do is figure out how to communicate the learning design process in a way that the faculty members with whom we work will embrace it. Many faculty members use learning design principles and don’t realize that is what they are doing. They are just amazing natural-born teachers. We are lucky to have a lot of them in Dutton!

The Three Essential Functions of Your Syllabus

Thu, 2015-06-04 11:56 -- sxr133

James Lang has written an excellent two-part article on the essential functions of your course syllabus. He argues for a “learning syllabus,” where the syllabus helps the student to learn rather than merely serving as the course “contract.” He outlines how the syllabus should convey a professor’s “energy and enthusiasm” for the subject, that conveying the value of the content is important.

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