Month: June 2020

Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 2 – Accessible Materials

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This 6-week challenge will help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course, the checklist is helpful as some …

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Course Refresh Weekly Challenge Week 1 – Course Organization

The Course Refresh 6-week Challenge is built to help faculty focus on specific tasks to work on for your fall courses as we prepare for the possibility of different teaching modalities.  Each challenge is based on the TLTC’s simplified OSCQR (OPEN SUNY Course Quality Rubric) checklist. We hope that as you build your course(s), the checklist is helpful as some of the points are simple and mechanical and …

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Communicating with Students in Blackboard

Screen shot of video by Dr. Ramkumar

Bharath Ramkumar, Department of Fashion and Textiles, SUNY Oneonta, Over the course of the semester, there may be numerous occasions when you might want to communicate with individual students, a particular student group, or the whole class. Although emailing students from Outlook is an option, it isn’t always easy to locate and type their names/email …

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Alternative Assessments to Avoid Plagiarism

Dr. Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs, Department of Secondary Education and Educational Technology, SUNY Oneonta, This short video discusses a few ways to creatively avoid potential plagiarism and non-sanctioned collaborative teaming (AKA cheating) in online course environments. It highlights online tools and authentic assessment approaches to written papers in which students must think outside of the box to …

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