Category Archives: Tech Tips

Zaption – the Perfect Combination of Video and Quiz for Creating Engaging Learning

Zaption is a free online learning tool (with basic account). Its educational use is for creating video lectures and presentations in combination with questions. The questions dispersed throughout are designed to engage student minds. How Does It Work? Learners are introduced to a topic during which … Continue reading

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Canvas Tip: Video Interactions

This week, we were asked what would be the best way for instructors to interact with students remotely. Specifically, this instructor wanted to know how she could supplement her screencast lectures by responding to specific questions with a video chat. There … Continue reading

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ECLearn Modular Course Structure

What is a Module? Modules is a feature in Canvas/ECLearn used for building the main structure of a course. Many teachers, however, use instead the Pages feature, which is just a wiki content page and is not the most efficient way to create internal … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Grant – A Successful Hybrid Course Design Example

Instructor: Kelly Grant, MSIB Course: Strategic Management, MGMT 4303 The capstone course is designed to demonstrate the connection between Corporate Social Responsibility, Operations, Marketing, Financial Management, and Organizational Structure when formulating a long term business-level or corporate strategy. In order to … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Jaime Vidaurrazaga – Collectively Prepared Study Guides Using ECLearn Discussions and Pages

Instructor:  Jaime Vidaurrazaga, PhD. Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies Courses: THRS1103 Exploring Catholic Theology, THRS 1111 Exploring the Bible, THRS2203 Jesus & Christian Ethics, THRS2213 Latin American Liberation Theology, FYS1101.57 Christian Morality in the Roman World About the … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Using Etherpad for Student Collaboration

Update as of August 2015: ETHERPAD is no longer available in Canvas. Emmanuel College’s ECLearn (Canvas learning management system) allows for easy integration with external tools. One application offered under the “Collaborations” tool menu is Etherpad. As described on etherpad.org, … Continue reading

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Classroom Feedback – Formative Self-Evaluation Technique for Teachers

Teaching is a hard job, a noble professional and personal commitment. Just like any other profession, its performance is evaluated on constant basis. In the academic world, one of the most common ways is through course evaluations done by students … Continue reading

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What Is a Flipped Classroom?

A flipped classroom is a format where instruction delivery does not happen in class, but asynchronously off campus most often in the form of digitally recorded lecture materials. In addition, learning activities (quizzes, papers, or projects) can be tied to … 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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