Category Archives: Technology

Screencasting: What and Why?

Screencasting is a technique that allows you to record everything that happens on your computer screen then turn that recording into a video. Not very exciting, right? But think about all the things you do on your computer. More importantly, … Continue reading

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Online Course Teaching Tip

Thank you to Katherine Merrill, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics & Statistics, for contributing this post. As an avid learner, I have always been amazed at students who think that the instructor is solely responsible for their learning. And this is … Continue reading

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Blackboard Tip: Making Sense of Those Tiny Icons in the Grade Center

If you use the Blackboard Grade Center to record your students’ grades you have probably noticed small icons scattered throughout the page. There is an Icon Legend button in the lower right corner below the grade columns but here is … Continue reading

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Managing Distracting Technology in the Classroom

Do you frequently attend meetings where technology is banned? I don’t. In fact, technology plays an important role in most of the meetings of which I am a part. On laptops, each participant can view the agenda and related documents. … Continue reading

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Creating Accessible Materials Reduces Stress Later

My mother’s words still ring in my ears: “Measure twice, cut once.” I did a lot of sewing growing up and have learned that one hasty snip of the shears can lead to frustration, loss of time, and cost of … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Started Creating Accessible Documents

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use your software’s formatting tools—especially styles—to create headings and subheadings. Text-editing … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Started Creating Accessible Presentations

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use the templates packaged with the slideshow software. Templates offer a … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Get Starting Creating Accessible Images

The following content was submitted to the Teaching Tips Consortium of the POD Network by Kevin S. Wilson, Instructional Design Consultant Center for Teaching and Learning, Boise State University Use ALT tags to describe images. An ALT tag is a … Continue reading

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Resources for Getting started With Blackboard

For instructors who are new to Blackboard or who just want a refresher, there are a number of ways to learn. See the recently-launched CTL resource, “Teaching with Blackboard.” For general one-on-one help setting up your course and getting to … Continue reading

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iClicker Reminders for New Semester

Here are a few reminders as you get your course up and running to use iclickers: Only install iClicker software from our website CTL. It has special settings for UVM and Blackboard. Link to iClicker page on CTL website Check … Continue reading

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