The Grades tool in Talon (Brightspace) can make your eyes go all blurry (actually, our focus was just a bit off when we recorded). In this two part series, we try to gain clarity on the most out of focus elements. In part I, we tackle Grades with weighted categories.
Quality Matters is an organization dedicated to the improvement of online course design. Learn more about the QM process and rubric and how it's being used at Kirkwood.
KCC Instructors can access the rubric here: https://goo.gl/FEx6Le
Videos are a wonderful media for creating content and infusing an online course with your personality and presence. And like all content, it's greatly enhanced when steps are taken to make the content accessible. Closed captioning benefits everyone. Learn how YouTube and Amara.org are helping to improve accessibility on the web and in our courses.
Visuals are an increasingly important part of teaching and learning. And when you post and share images online (even within a Learning Management System), you need to make sure you have the copyright permissions to do so. Creative Commons licensing can help educators navigate this sometimes confusing territory.
Mind maps have been around for a while, and the tools keep getting better. They offer a great way to take notes, brainstorm and discover connections.
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Google Chrome is already a powerful tool, and extensions make it even better. This is just the tip of the extension iceberg. Let us know which extensions make your teaching and learning better.
Extensions Mentioned: Chrome Cats, Pinterest, Google Translate, Grammarly, Open Screenshot, EasyBib, Cite This for Me, Wunderlist, Todoist, Trello, Memorize
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