Category Archives: Tech Tips

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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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 Tip: Jumping into New Methods

Many of the posts on this blog advocate new teaching methods, tools, or styles that involve some aspect of technology. I believe that technology has a place in the classroom and can, in specific situations, lead to improved learning outcomes … Continue reading

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Teaching and Tech Tip: Alternatives to Written Assignments

As you are beginning to prep for the fall semester and thinking about doing something new? Consider engaging students through alternatives to written assignments. Assignments that incorporate technology can create personally meaningful learning opportunities. Presentations are commonly assigned to students. But … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Curating Content with Open Tapestry

Organizing collections of content, whether articles, webpages, images and media, or some combination of these things, to share with students in your courses can often be challenging. Open Tapestry is a free online tool to help you organize content collections … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: eBooks

Do you like having options? Students like having the option of choosing an eBook verses a traditional printed textbook. Why? Flexibility & Portability Publishers today are making eBooks so that they are available on many of today’s portable devices such … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: ThingLink – Creating Interactive Graphics

Creating interactive learning objects can be a technically demanding and time-consuming project. If you’ve never done it, it’s hard to know where to start. Do you need to learn how to code? What software should you use? Increasingly though, these … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Learning Catalytics – A new take on Student Response Systems

Learning Catalytics has many of the features and functionality that you’d expect of a student response system. Each student has a response device, the teacher creates questions, and students send in their responses to see if they’re correct. The major … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Free and Easy Visualization Tools

Finding the right visualization or image editing tool can be a daunting task, particularly when there are so many, and most of them are very expensive. This infographic contains a few of my favorite applications and webtools for working with … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: The Power of Pages

Pages are used to create content in your course. Pages are where you can put content and educational resources that are part of your course but don’t necessarily belong in an assignment. Pages can include text, video, audio clips, math … Continue reading

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