Author Archives: Laura Plotts

OAKS: Changes to the Navigation bar and Homepage

Please note the changes to your OAKS My Home navigation bar and home page.  This is ONLY for the MyHome page.  Individual Course Navigation bar and Homepages are not affected. Navigation bar changes: Added Self Registration – Allows any student to register for a how to use OAKS non-credit course.  This is the only course that uses Self…

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Teaching With Video: In-class Viewing

Full-length videos and video clips can be very useful in teaching. However, it is important to consider ahead of time what you hope your students will learn from the videos. You will also need to plan out how you will help the students learn, and how you will know whether they have done so. In…

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Flashcards? Yes!

Here are two flashcard creation tools as well as information supporting the use of flashcards and their effectiveness. Recommendation 1: Quizlet Quizlet offers both free and paid version of its web-based tools and is also available on the App Store and Google Play. To learn more about this tool go to And also check…

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