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Small Teaching Tip #6: The Benefits of Frequent Quizzing

In a previous post, I discussed the important role memory retrieval plays in learning.  To briefly review: each time we recall a piece of information, we strengthen the neural pathways that move the information from our long-term memories to our working memories.  So the more times we retrieve the information, the more deeply we learn it. […]

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DID YOU KNOW…YOU CAN BLIND-GRADE QUIZ ESSAYS IN OAKS?

I just learned that the OAKS Quizzes tool allows you to grade short answer, essay, or long answer questions without knowing which student wrote them.  This blind grading feature is something that has evidently been around for awhile but is so nicely hidden most users wouldn’t even know to look for it and is a great way to […]

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OAKS Notifications allows you to easily stay abreast of what’s happening in your class

Did you know that OAKS has notifications that allow you and your students to stay on top of what’s happening in your classes? Using the Notifications area on your OAKS Homepage you can set how and when you want to be alerted of new discussions, dropbox deadlines and new news items. You can be notified […]

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Respondus

Do you have existing quizzes or quiz questions created and saved as a word doc or quizzes from a publishers test bank that you want to use in OAKS?  With Respondus you can! Respondus is a tool for creating and managing quizzes that can be published directly to OAKS from a document, such as Word […]

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