Best Practices for Synchronous Online Discussions

Best Practices in Synchronous Virtual Classes In recent years, the increase in bandwidth and faster computer technology has created more opportunities for e-learning to include synchronous (at the same time) virtual classrooms. Some examples of Synchronous Virtual Learning: – Web Conferences (Zoom, Google Hangout, Skype) – Virtual Live Classrooms (Canvas “Big Blue Button”, Adobe Connect)…

Amazing Color Changing Card Trick – Why Student Focused Attention Matters

First watch this video all the way through: What did you miss? What are you missing? Our minds can not multi-task. Not really. We just move quickly between tasks and studies show that in the end it makes us less productive and may actually be permanently damaging our brains. We are not outfitted with dual…

Screen Capturing Using Zoom Conferencing Software

Zoom is a new video conferencing software toll that we are starting to use here at the University of Kentucky. It’s super easy and works across almost every platform. While it is typically used for live video conferences, here is a video where I talk about how to use it for screen capturing with a…

Using Turnitin With Canvas for Assignments

Turnitin with Canvas Turnitin (feedback studio) is a tool for Canvas that checks for similarities (plagiarism) in student assignments as well as gives feedback in writing grammar. It is the main tool used by University of Kentucky and over 15,000 institutions. Here is a short video outlining how to make a Turnitin assignment in Canvas…

Creating a Quiz in Canvas

How to create a quiz in Canvas – with examples using Multiple choice, true/false and fill in the blank.   Canvas Instructure offical guides also has a text based instruction page on this: https://guides.instructure.com/m/4152/l/41474-how-do-i-create-a-quiz-with-individual-questions#!prettyPhoto And they have their own videos on the how to create Quizzes and Test in Canvas here: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1117 and here: https://community.canvaslms.com/videos/1118