20 Minute Magic: Asynchronous Tools for Student Interaction

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 3, 2019 - 9:24am

In this quick, 20-minute session, we will highlight several technology tools that can be used to enhance student engagement and interaction in asynchronous environments. We will focus on two tools in VIULearn: discussions and groups, as well as the VIUBlogs platform. We will also discuss collaborative documents like google docs and google slides, paying attention to how they can be used as well as privacy (FIPPA-compliant) concerns.

Date: Friday, October 11, 12:30 - 1:00 pm

20 Minute Magic: Synchronous Tools for Student Interaction

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on September 3, 2019 - 9:02am

In this quick-fire session, we will highlight three technology tools for student interaction and communication that can be used in synchronous environments. First, we will look at ZOOM, unpacking polling features and break-out rooms. We will also take a look at using clickers in the classroom, as well as the emerging popularity of web-based real-time polling and quiz tools like Quizlet and Socrative.

This session aims to give some quick ideas and inspiration for student engagement using technology tools in synchronous settings. 

Welcome to WordPress: Getting Started with VIUBlogs

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on February 6, 2019 - 4:24pm

The VIUBlogs service can be used by faculty and students to communicate with peers and/or the community, write collectively, build a portfolio, or engage in reflective writing. This interactive session is designed to get faculty started on designing and creating content on VIUBlogs. We will overview the basic tools and common tasks in Wordpress, and showcase some existing successful projects on VIUBlogs.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Date | Tuesday, April 30, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Enrich Media Content with Video Quizzing

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on December 19, 2018 - 3:56pm

 

Rich media content can increase student engagement in online and blended learning experiences. With the Video Quiz feature in VIUTube, you can further draw learners in and allow opportunities for self assessment and reflection. This tool allows you to insert multiple choice or true/false questions and reflection points throughout your video.

In this session we will demonstrate the video quiz features and discuss ways you can use media more broadly to enrich student learning.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

New Rubrics Experience

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on December 19, 2018 - 1:20pm

A well-designed rubric provides rich feedback for learners and helps them understand expectations for a project, activity, or assignment. Online rubrics can also help reduce time spent grading.

In 2019 there is a new rubric creation interface in VIULearn which makes the process of putting rubrics online easier than ever.

Join us for a demonstration of the new experience and information on how to enable the new rubric experience in your VIULearn courses.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

Learning Technology Insights: Rubrics

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Submitted by Stephanie Didsbury on December 18, 2018 - 3:25pm

Have you been using online rubrics in your courses or do you want to try putting your rubrics online? In 2019 there is a new rubric creation interface in VIULearn which makes the process of putting rubrics online easier than ever.

Join us for a review of the new interface and a discussion of you can of how it can be used as an efficient way to provide rich, meaningful feedback to your students.

Audience | VIU Campus Community

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