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Designing with Accessibility in Mind, Part 1: The Theory

We have reached that glorious time of year when students are starting to plan for the future (i.e. – register for Fall semester).  As we wrap up the current academic year, you may start thinking about the future yourself.  What courses will I be teaching next year? How will I do that? What assessments am […]

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Preparing for the Unexpected

On Tuesday, the College of Charleston experienced a safety and communication crisis when a bomb threat was made.  Classes in six buildings were officially cancelled and many faculty, staff, and students were prohibited from accessing their offices, classrooms, and dorms until 5:00PM.  This unexpected disruption caused many professors to lose valuable class time. As the […]

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TLT’s Top Ten Tech Tools

In TLT, we are continually conducting research, starting trials, and experimenting with a variety of technology applications to find the best and most useful tools for our faculty. It makes sense that faculty and staff often ask me about apps and other tools I use in my courses, training sessions, and typical day-to-day activities. During […]

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Reflecting on the Fall Semester

Your course is over and grades are submitted! Whew, you have time to take a deep breath and kick those feet up on your desk…well maybe. The spring semester is not so far away, and this is a great time to reflect on your teaching and courses. Here are 10 questions to think about: Review […]

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Faculty Guest Post: Echo360 to (partially) Flip a Math Classroom

Today our guest blogger is Dr. Jason Howell, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. Please note that as of August 2015, Echo 360 is no longer available to CofC faculty as a campus license. Mediasite Desktop Recorder is the new replacement allowing for media creation and media sharing.   I was very excited […]

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A Plan of Attack for Implementing Technology into Your Instruction

Here at Teaching, Learning, and Technology part of our mission is to support, develop, and educate faculty in the integration of educational technology into pedagogy and assessment.  Our goal for doing this is that it will enhance student learning and promote effective or innovative practices.  Lately, I have met with several members of the College […]

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Try Jailbreaking This! Using Guided Access to Lock Down your iPad for Instruction

We’ve all heard that the iPad is a wonderful tool for teaching and learning in the classroom.  Technology keeps students engaged while the mobile access allows for students to participate in active learning experiences outside the confines of a four-walled classroom.  However, according to an article in eCampus News, only 7% of college students in […]

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Important Information About OAKS Filenames

OAKS has a limit of 256 characters for folder paths and file names.  Because of this it is in the best interest of the students if the faculty keep the names of files short.  Please try to keep the names of the files you upload into OAKS less than 50 characters if possible.  Also, try […]

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Tips for Managing Weekly Online Discussions

Weekly online discussions, whether in a face-to-face class or a fully-online class, can be a great learning tool for students.  They can foster reflection, debate and critical thinking.  They can also facilitate community within the class.  Weekly discussion however can be very difficult to manage as the professor.  Do you respond to each student?  Do […]

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OAKS Tip: Rolling Your Past OAKS Classes To The New Semester

As you start to get ready for the next semester I thought it might be a great time to remind everyone that you don’t have to recreate the wheel each semester.  You can reuse all your past course material, quizzes, tests, assignments and grade books in your new classes with a few clicks. A few things to […]

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