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.
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.