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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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

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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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