In this episode, Alan and Emily discuss some tips for encouraging academic integrity as well as introduce Turnitin Originality Checker, new for Fall 2018.
Creating accessible content is essential whether your course is online or face-to-face. And if you are finding content on the web, how can you check to see if it is accessible? We talk about some of the common ways to plan and check for accessibility in your digital materials. And here are a few more resources you might enjoy...
WebAIM Word and Powerpoint Accessibility
WebAIM Color Contract Checker
DIY Accessibility Checking from Portland Community College
Closed Captioning in Course Videos
Highlighting a few of the more recent updates in our Brightspace instance called Talon. Included in this episode are the Video Assignment tool, the Date Manager and the Activity Feed widget. As the title suggests, these are live features as of June 2018.
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.
Learn more about Respondus: