Tips for Remote Instruction

This is a collection of tips from faculty teaching during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Creating community through the use of Teams

Mike Puckett,Sociology (Criminal Justice),SUNY Oneonta Like many of you, I found myself thrust into the world of online teaching last semester. I knew that my weekly 2 and half hour lectures could not be replicated online with the same pedagogical effect. However, I was unfamiliar with teaching using Blackboard or Teams. I had, of course, …

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Grading Schema

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Frank Thornton, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling and Special Education, SUNY Oneonta, This short video helps explain how to make the letter grades that appear in Blackboard match your syllabus grading format. If you have any questions just drop me a line. This is part of a series of posts collected by the TLTC and …

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Communicating with Students in Blackboard

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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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Participation Activities in Online Videos

Dr. Emily Riddle, Department of Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta, I haven’t introduced any new resources that I could link others to in my classes since transferring online. However, I have continued to use in-class participation activities, in both my synchronous and asynchronous classes. For asynchronous classes, I record 3 mini lectures for every 1 normal …

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A Faster Way to Get Your Test Questions into Blackboard (finally!)

Dr. Sarah Portway, Department of Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta, If you have ever tried to create a quiz or test in Blackboard, you’ve probably noticed that the part where you have to copy and paste the questions from your word processing file into the quiz’s text boxes takes a lot of time. Thanks to a …

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Breakout Groups for Dialogic Exercises

Dr. William Walker, History Department, SUNY Oneonta,  Professor Will Walker explains the effective use of breakout groups for dialogue-based activities. Will explains how this is done quite simply by using the breakout group function in Blackboard collaborate.  This is part of a series of posts collected by the TLTC and Faculty Center to share ideas and tools that have been helpful in the shift is teaching during the …

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