October and November Happenings
Two interesting sharing sessions in the Lucas Center Living room were facilitated by e-Learning Instructional Designers this month. The first was centered around Student Response Systems (SRS) and highlighted Dr. Glenn Whitehouse demonstrating his extensive use of Top Hat in his lecture-based classrooms. Several other Student Response Systems were briefly discussed and demonstrated by the e-Learning team. Faculty in attendance were highly engaged in a fun Kahoot quiz. In fact, several faculty are planning to incorporate Student Response Systems into their own courses and will present their experiences in our next FLC November 14 in the Lucas Center. Want to know more about Student Response Systems and how you might utilize them in your courses? Attend the FLC in November or contact your Instructional Designer for more information.
The second interesting conversation we had this month was one centered on accessibility in online learning environments. Dodie Jeter, assistant director of Adaptive Services, was there to answer questions about protocol, timing, resources, and support for students with disabilities. This discussion was particularly informative as we spoke in depth about “reasonability” with regard to services and timing of those services. Our newest addition to Canvas, Kaltura, was discussed in depth since it is one way to easily create captioned videos for online learning. Want to know more about how to use Kaltura in your classroom? Complete a Request for Training form and select “Kaltura” from the menu.
The e-learning team is always available to answer questions and provide support when trying new ideas and applications in your online, blended, and face-to-face learning environments.