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Category: Technology

Best Practices for Designing Canvas Modules

Canvas modules are an organization tool that helps instructors structure course content by week, unit, topic, or outcome. Modules help simplify student navigation through a course and ensure a sequential flow of content. With modules, instructors can establish prerequisites, assign materials to specific students or groups, and organize content through files, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and […]

Dec 3, 2022

Ally: Creating Accessible Course Content

In this webinar, Suhasini Kotcherlakota, Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, and Julie Gregg, Instructional Designer in IT Academic Technologies, discuss the advantages of using Ally to create accessible course content. This webinar focused on the basics of using this add-in, as well as the importance of designing accessible course content. Ally is a […]

Oct 20, 2022

Getting Started with Echo360

Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) can automatically record lectures on UNMC campuses, as well as provide valuable engagement tools to enhance learning and instruction. This guide offers seven essential ideas for using Echo360 when wanting to use video created outside of the classroom environment. Links are included to Quick Reference Cards (QRCs) that were created […]

Sep 16, 2022

Top Four Things for Students to Use in Echo360

Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) can automatically record lectures on UNMC campuses, as well as provide valuable engagement tools to enhance learning and instruction. This guide was created by a student worker who provided invaluable insight into what students should use in Echo360 ALP. THIS GUIDE WAS Created by: Julie GreggInstructional Designer, IT Academic Technologies […]

Sep 2, 2022

Three Things Your Students Wished You Utilized

Echo360 Active Learning Platform (ALP) can automatically record lectures on UNMC campuses, as well as provide valuable engagement tools to enhance learning and instruction. This guide was created by a student worker who provided invaluable insight into what students want from faculty using Echo360 ALP. THIS GUIDE WAS Created by: Julie GreggInstructional Designer, IT Academic […]

Aug 19, 2022

Talk I.T. Thru: Echo360 and Zoom Integration

In this episode of the “Talk I.T. Thru” video series, Michael Kozak speaks with Brett Coleman, Video Network Administrator and Manager of Video Operations, and provides a brief overview of the integration between Echo360 and Zoom. The Zoom integration with Echo360 allows Zoom recordings from the cloud to be added automatically to an instructor’s Echo360 media […]

May 25, 2022

Maximize Your Hybrid and Remote Teaching: Video Engagement for You and Your Students

In this webinar, Dr. Linsey Donner, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Serology, and Marnie Imhoff, Assistant Professor in the Medical Laboratory Science Program, discuss the use of Echo360 among other technologies to best fit your class format. Examples are provided for different course modalities to include online asynchronous, hybrid, and in-person class formats. They demonstrate […]

May 24, 2022

Getting Started with Ally

Ally is a Canvas add-in designed to gauge the accessibility of your Canvas course content and support Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning. Ally allows you to make your Canvas course materials more accessible: Automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards Provides students with accessible […]

May 20, 2022

Getting Started with Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere allows you to build engaging activities, integrate them seamlessly into your content, encourage critical thinking, and meet students where they currently are. Whether you are meeting with a small team or delivering a large lecture, Poll Everywhere is a tooldesigned to allow presenters to get to know their audience, collect feedback, gauge learning, […]

May 17, 2022

Video Conferencing Best Practices

Meeting online is like meeting in person, and there are a few commonly used audio and video best practices, but standard meeting etiquette is even more important when using online tools. This guide will walk you through video conferencing basics, such as adjusting your viewing angle, making eye contact, and presenting yourself in a professional […]

May 13, 2022