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05/01/2020
Five Tips for Remote Teaching
This article covers the 5 essential tips for ensuring continued learning and overall student success within your courses. These topics were selected based on our research into remote delivery best-practices, as well as our empirical E-Campus led research into end-of-term student evaluation feedback for our previously developed E-Campus online courses.
04/30/2020
Translating Face-to-face Activities to Online
If you haven't taught an online course before, it may seem like it’s impossible to move some of your class activities online. But there are a number of ways you can “translate” your face-to-face learning activities into a virtual environment using Canvas and the other tools available to you as a Miami instructor. This article explores lectures, learning activities, and assessments in the online classroom through specific examples that your colleagues have implemented in their Canvas course sites.
04/09/2020
Using Quizzes in Canvas
Regardless of what you call the assessment on your syllabus (check, quiz, survey, chapter exam, final exam, etc.), use “Quizzes” to create assessments with individual questions with points in Canvas.
04/06/2020
How-To: Set Up Weighted Grades in Canvas Gradebook
To set up weighted grades in Canvas, you'll need to create what are called “Assignment Groups.” This guide will walk you through that process step by step.
04/01/2020
How-To: See All Participants in a Webex Meeting by Changing Your View Settings
WebEx is a powerful tool that enables you to host, record, and share lectures, as well as hold virtual office hours, department meetings, and more. When participating in a Webex meeting, it is even possible to share the contents of your screen and invite others in the meeting to annotate that same content. When content isn’t being shared, the default Webex view is to show the participants of the meeting using three different “video layout” options.
03/31/2020
Service trip to Belize perfect fit for double major
As a nursing and Spanish double major, the opportunity to travel to a Spanish-speaking country to set up clinics and serve local communities seemed too good to be true, but luckily for sophomore Alissa Smith, she got to do just that on her service learning trip to Belize.
03/27/2020
Record Lectures that Make an Impact with Chunking
Chunking is essentially the breaking down and selective grouping of the content you want your students to learn. Studies show that when learning new information, chunking can ease our cognitive load, allowing students to better process information, and can be applied to all types of content in your classroom.
03/25/2020
How-To: Share Content and Annotate in Webex
When holding a video conference using Webex, you can also share content with the other participants in your conference. This means you can show them something on your computer screen, show them a file on your computer, or show them a whiteboard screen on which you can collaboratively draw and annotate digitally.
03/23/2020
How-To: Document Attendance During Remote Delivery
Student attendance is a critical data point, especially as related to data reporting and the use of federal aid funds. For these reasons, “taking attendance” is a routine practice at Miami University Regionals. Attendance during ‘remote delivery of instruction’ becomes less clear and requires the employment of different strategies for monitoring and encouraging attendance.