Category Archives: EC Learn

Backward Instructional Design Model

Instructional Design is a term that refers to systematically designed instruction with or without the use of educational technology. Instructional Design 101 is a four-part series description of “the process of assessing learning needs and applying the appropriate learning strategy to meet … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Melanie Leussis – Using ECLearn (Canvas) Badges to Foster Learning

Instructor:  Dr. Melanie Leussis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology Courses:  PSYC 2801/2802 – Research Methods and Statistics I & II About the Project:  The American Psychological Association (APA) has outlined a very specific and extensive set of rules governing writing … Continue reading

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Snow Days, Sick Days: How to Incorporate Online Content into your Courses

New England has seen its share of snow days this season, resulting in scheduling disruptions and missed classes. Here are just a few ideas for making up lost face-to-face class time with fun and impactful online learning activities: Record a … Continue reading

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We Went Out for Piazza! Any questions?

No, that’s not a typo.  Piazza is a cool new tool we recently added as an option within ECLearn. Here’s how Piazza describes what it offers: Piazza is a free platform for instructors to efficiently manage class Q&A. Students can … Continue reading

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The iTeam Is Coming To Save the Day!

The new year will soon be here, and ATIG plans to brighten up your mid-winter days with a nifty new service for Emmanuel faculty. We’ve been thinking about all the work that goes into preparing your classes for the new … Continue reading

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MediaCore: a video platform for ECLearn

MediaCore is an exciting new app for students and faculty to add videos to libraries in ECLearn. Much like YouTube and other familiar platforms, users can upload, tag, and comment on videos. Users have the ability to access and interact … Continue reading

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Teaching Tips: ECLearn and Usability

Whether you view it this way or not – your ECLearn course is a website. One of the fundamental principles of website design is usability. Are your students able to easily find what they need in your course? Here are … Continue reading

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New and Cool!

Just in time for your Fall courses, we have added some nifty new tools to ECLearn!  Now you can embed maps, use Google Art Project to virtually tour museums around the world, embed video from Vimeo as well as YouTube, … Continue reading

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Attendance Tool Now Available on ECLearn

We recently added Canvas’s new “Roll Call” Attendance feature to ECLearn.  The Attendance tool makes recording who is present in your class quick and easy.  The Attendance Tool will display for instructors (not students) on the left navigation.  Click the … Continue reading

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EC Learn Tip: Enhancing Student Collaboration With Groups

In EC Learn you have the ability to create User Groups for assignments. This allows for group members to submit a single assignment together and for all members to receive the same grade (a feature you can turn off if … Continue reading

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