Open textbooks are taking some long strides into the future. Catch up with Emily and Kate Hess on some of the current trends and opportunities. Sites mentioned in this episode: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ https://lumenlearning.com/ https://openstax.org/ https://www.saylor.org/books/ https://bccampus.ca/ http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
Respondus 4.0 is a test creation software that can help convert Word document quizzes and tests into online (Talon) versions. It can also assist if we need to pull questions from a Talon quiz/exam and create a printable version. Contact the Service Desk if you would like to have Respondus installed on your computer at Kirkwood.
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Keyboard shortcuts have been around since the early days of computing. That doesn't make them any less useful. We cover the basics here, but learning the shortcuts for your favorite programs can increase your proficiency and generally make you more awesome.
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.