Some professors are considering using CourseSites as an alternative to OpenClass to manage their teaching online. CourseSites is a cloud based learning management system, equivalent in much of its functionality to the latest Blackboard enterprise version. As each account will be associated with an individual URL for each instructor, there is no way to integrate these varied accounts with our student management system. Therefore, instructors will need to set up their own accounts, enroll students and get the course started. Instructors will need to do at least the following things below to get started.
Create an instructor account: When you create your own instructor account, use the same username and password you use for myACU to streamline all your university accounts.
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Send students an initial email: When you are canada goose coats uk ready to ask students to come in to the course, send them an initial email (preferably through myACU to make sure you do not miss anyone) to inform them how to access the course by providing the CourseSites URL. Once you find that everyone is in the course, you can use the email canada goose outlet uk tool within CourseSites to communicate with them. Remember, too, that students will be added or dropped from class, so please re resend your invite message to those who get added to class later in the semester. In the Spring 2014 semester, the last day for block students to drop/add is January 17.
If you need help setting any of these up, please set up an appointment with an instructional designer from the Adams Center. More resources will be available later. Please check this blog for further instructions and training information. You can also subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the “subscribe2” area of this page. If you would like to share or learn best practices in using coursesites to teach, we would like you to join the ACU Coursesites Google group.
Written feedback has been a staple in the grading process in higher education. Although, sometimes written feedback (like any communication medium that is overused) can become white noise to students who often admit they don’t read it. Audio feedback is an option that saves time, cuts through the ‘noise,’ and is a preferred feedback avenue of students (Ice, 2007).
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Audacity is a free tool for you to edit audio files. You can use it to record, edit and then export it as an audio file. You can either send this audio file directly to students, or uploading it to a hosting site (such as SoundCloud) and send it to students as a link or embed it in your course.
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You can also use Evernote to do some quick editing with photos in your notes. This function previously only worked in Skitch, but is now incorporated into Evernote after Evernote acquired Skitch.
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Evernote is an app that allows you to take notes in text, photo, or audio.
Socrative is an app that will turn your students’ iPads and yours into a free clicker response system.
SoundCloud is a free app that allows you record audio messages to share feedback, announcements, sound clips, etc. You can send them in an email, embed in a course, etc.
Shadow Puppet is a free app that lets you select photos on your iDevice, put them in any order you like, then narrate the slide show while you highlight something in the photo with an canada goose outlet in canada animated icon, or zoom and move the photo.
iCue is a 4.99 app that can function as a teleprompter.
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When you navigate with the OpenClass gradebook, you will be able to use two fingers to swipe to the left or right to see various columns that otherwise would be hidden from view. This would work beautifully within the gradebook. The names and total grades columns will be “frozen” so that you can see grades for various other columns within the gradebook for various students.