T4LT - Quality Matters


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

T4LT - Closed Captions



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.

Sites Mentioned:
http://youtube.com
http://amara.org

T4LT - Finding Images (Creative Commons)



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.

Sites Mentioned:
https://pixabay.com
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
https://www.flickr.com/
http://www.photosforclass.com/

T4LT - Mind Maps


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.

Sites mentioned in this episode:
https://www.mindomo.com/
https://www.lucidchart.com/
https://bubbl.us/
https://coggle.it/

T4LT - Chrome Extensions


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

Find these and more at:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

T4LT - Screencasting with Zoom



Zoom is an online video meeting platform with a rich set of features. Screen sharing and recording are two features that, when combined, create an easy method for producing screencast style videos. Learn more about Zoom at http://zoom.us.

Using YouTube to create captions: http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=37423

T4LT - Google Search Tips



Searching the Internet with Google is simple. Using Google search well involves skills and knowledge. We share a few tips to help improve your Google search. Even more tips can be found on Google's support page: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/134479?hl=en