Let it Snow…But let me teach!

Don’t let snow days get you down, or cause you to fall behind on your syllabus this semester! Learn about teaching technologies, assignments, and strategies for transferring course content online when the weather makes it impossible or impractical to meet on campus.


Start with myCoursesbboard_newlogo
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myCourses allows faculty to create sites to accompany their classes where they can store files, allow students to submit work online, post class announcements, and even keep track of student grades. Faculty can also allow students to work in groups and collaborate with their peers all in a course site.


VoiceThread
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A tool within myCourses that allows instructors and students to discuss content using audio and video comments.

  • Asynchronous discussions
  • Critiques
  • Short presentations
  • Group project planning
  • VoiceThread Sample

Kaltura
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This software enables instructors to create narrated presentations, lectures, and tutorials from their computer.


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
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A web-conferencing tool where instructors and students can meet virtually to present files and websites, and annotate on an interactive whiteboard.

  • Live meetings
  • Peer review
  • Group presentations (live or recorded)
  • Sample session

Media Repositories
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The internet offers a massive amount of content for teachers and learners to choose from. This page lists a few of our favorite free resources to consider as you select materials for your own teaching.

 


Contact Instructional Development!
We are available via phone and email, or for in-person consultations to help you incorporate these helpful technologies.

Email: idteam@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-8501
Location: Library Room 242

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