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Wiki Page in Canvas

Some faculty have been using wiki page feature in Blackboard. Unfortunately, Canvas doesn’t have Wiki page as a specific feature.  Here’s workaround to convert a regular page to a wiki page. When you create a page, by default only teachers … Continue reading

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Where to Start? – About Modules

When the college is working on the training schedule and other logistics on the transition of Canvas, faculty are wondering where to start.  Here’s my first thought to share. In Blackboard, by default, the Course Documents including all reading materials, … Continue reading

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Effective Teaching Strategies Survey

ISS initiate a mini ongoing project by using Google form to collect faculty’s teaching strategies that they feel effective.  The following link is available for your access all the time. We’re looking forward to hearing from you more! https://goo.gl/forms/1Y2ATZeSUqQPPSoj1

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Tips for Active Learning: Be Transparent and Start with Simple Techniques

Source comes from: http://www.sonicfoundry.com/tips-for-active-learning-be-transparent-and-start-with-simple-techniques/ This article discuss about some Active Learning strategies in the classroom through the Q&A format with Associate Professor Sehoya Corner at the University of Minnesota. Those tips and insights are easily to adopted in different disciplines. Think-pair-share: … Continue reading

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The First Day of Class

Five faculty, Stephanie Harm, Dr. Chris Arra, Dennis Sullivan, Susan Thompson and Megan Davies, have shared their teaching strategies about the first day of class. We hope the following two videos give you some ideas or help you organize your … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Fall 2018

Working as instructional support specialist, I have been told by our faculty that they feel isolated most of time just doing on their own. Everyone wants to have some opportunity to hear from the colleagues about teaching strategies, successful stories … Continue reading

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Effective Practices in Hybrid Course Conversational Seminars

Due to an increasing need of hybrid courses on Woodbridge Campus, Instructional Support Services will collaborate with Extended Learning Institute (ELI) to offer four conversational seminars about effective practices in hybrid courses. These seminars will be facilitated and shared by … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning for Students, Faculty and Staff

With moving class to online or losing some class time, you might wonder how to engage students in different approach, saying outside the classroom. This email serves as information sharing and tutorials on Mobile Learning. Mobile learning lets students benefit … Continue reading

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Updates & Tutorials on Set up Grade Center in Bb (Campus Closing Support)

Dear Colleagues, ISS has been relocated to Library WAS 230R and 230Q. There’re a couple of laptops here that you can use. Please feel free to stop by for the office space as needed. Also, we have some iPads for … Continue reading

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Running a Collaborate Session (Campus Closing Support)

This post was created by Dr. Julie Quinn Dear Faculty and Staff, As we do not meet our classes tomorrow, consider trying out a Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session with your students. This is e-meeting software built right into Blackboard. You … Continue reading

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