Toolin’ Around: Discussion Originality

Welcome to another CTLE “Toolin’ Around”!

What are these posts?

They are brief, easy-to-implement tips involving the tools we use everyday with students to make our teaching lives, well, easier (and possibly even more effective).

Toolin’ Around Tip: Select from within “Forum Settings” to prohibit students from viewing other threads until they post their own.

Benefits? This simple setting can create big results: more original critical thinking in threads from each student prior to asking them to engage with and reply to one another’s threads! In turn, we as instructors may enjoy reviewing them for evaluation more too.

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Toolin’ Around: Visual Rosters

Welcome to another CTLE “Toolin’ Around”!

What are these posts?

They are brief, easy-to-implement tips involving the tools we use everyday with students to make our teaching lives, well, easier (and possibly even more effective).

Toolin’ Around Tip: Create a visual roster for your class to set a more inviting and personalized learning environment.

Benefits? Faculty can use these to put a face with the name as they field electronic communications and digital grading. Students can enjoy this roster as they interact in online and hybrid learning exercises together. Remote learning can feel more rich, vibrant, and engaging when we better “see” one another.

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Toolin’ Around: WebEx Search

Welcome to another CTLE “Toolin’ Around”!

What are these posts?

They are brief, easy-to-implement tips involving the tools we use everyday with students to make our teaching lives, well, easier (and possibly even more effective).

Toolin’ Around Tip: Help your students get the most out of WebEx class meeting recordings with the “search” function.

Benefits? The streamed recording contains a transcript and search field. Should students miss a session or want to watch again, they can enter a term of interest. For example, if they want to find out if you gave instruction on a certain assignment, they could enter key words related to it. The streamed session also contains a chat synopsis and participant list on the left side of the viewing screen.

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Toolin’ Around: WebEx Auto-Record

Welcome to the CTLE’s 1st “Toolin’ Around”!

What are these posts, you ask?

They are brief, easy-to-implement tips involving the tools we use everyday with students to make our teaching lives, well, easier (and possibly even more effective).

Toolin’ Around Tip: Utilize the auto-record setting for WebEx meetings.

Benefits? Instructors can reduce the anxiety of forgetting to click “record” once they start a WebEx class meeting by using the auto-record checkbox option. This allows them to ensure the class meeting is captured for students’ future viewing in the event they were not able to opt in or if they want to re-watch it later.

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