Communicating to students as UAF adopts Canvas
Both Blackboard and Canvas will be in use this semester. Learn what the university is doing to help students have a smooth semester start, and make your own communication plan.
Understanding content organization in Canvas
Content organization functions differently in Canvas than it does in Blackboard. Students will easily learn to navigate your course when you thoughtfully design how your content is presented.
How accessibility happens at UAF
Learn how disability accommodations work at UAF in a new series hosted by UAF Disability Services, the UA Human Resources ADA office and UAF eCampus.
Designing Engaging Online DiscussionsDiscussion is such a natural tool of engagement in our face-to-face classrooms, but it often feels flat or obligatory online. How can we create engaging online discussions with our students? What tools and practices are available? Join Debbie Mekiana (ANS) and UAF...
Accessibility at UAF: Understanding Our Accommodations ProcessesSpring Break SeriesMarch 8th-11th, 1:00-2:00pm “UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.” You have almost certainly seen this tagline – it’s at the...
Working with Dual-Enrolled StudentsThe Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on Best Practices for Dual Enrollment Online Course formed at the beginning of 2020 to discuss how faculty can respond to the increasing numbers of high-school students taking UAF classes through programs such as Alaska Advantage...
Giving Engaged, Constructive FeedbackDaryl Farmer (ENGL) leads a discussion on his methods for giving good feedback in writing workshops. The guide he shares is a great reminder for instructors looking to deepen their feedback and also a valuable tool for teaching students peer feedback...
Course Spotlight – SWK 305Join eCampus instructional designers and selected faculty as we take a peek into their quality online courses at UAF. Every month we will be presenting a new online course and hosting a Q/A session via Zoom. Have a look inside other courses on our course showcase...
Is your course organized?
There is no one right way to organize a course, but there are some basic principles that will help students navigate and stay on path.
End-of-semester grading for an extremely unusual semester
The end of spring semester is coming at us like a freight train and if you don’t usually use the Blackboard Grade Center, you may be wondering how to adjust the way you share grades with students while staying FERPA-compliant.
Should you require proctored exams?
Proctored exams are a standard practice for preventing cheating but they can also place an inequitable burden on students.
Are you ready to be Googled?
It’s probably old news to you that it matters what appears when people Google you. However, the pesky thing about managing your web presence is that it’s a continual practice. Here are tips to help you spruce up your online image.
Accessibility round-up for next semester
Come join us for a round-up of eCampus’s resources on accessibility and learn how to assess the accessibility of your course by considering three major categories.
Growing Accessibility: Corn-sider New OptionsAugust 12th-15th, 19th-22nd 12:00-12:30pm 131 Bunnell or Virtual via Zoom Join the UAF eCampus Designers for Growing Accessibility, an eight-day series of short sessions focused on ways to immediately integrate accessibility into your workflow. Sign in using this...
How course design can help students succeed
You may or may not know about all of the challenges your students are facing. The pedagogical framework of Universal Design for Learning can help accommodate these needs and provide more flexibility while maintaining academic rigor.
Try something new in Blackboard
Here are three scenarios you might find yourself in – and three new-ish Blackboard features that could help you out.
Creating research opportunities for distance students
In celebration of Research and Creative Activity Day on April 9, here are some ways to get online undergraduate students involved in research and creative projects, and how to involve yourself as a mentor.
Accurate video captions in minutes
UAF eCampus, in collaboration with OIT, is excited to announce the launch of a new auto-captioning service in Kaltura. It is faster and more accurate than Kaltura’s previous service and makes it easy to edit your captions once they’ve been created. Captions and searchable transcripts have big benefits for all your students, so if you use video content in your course, now is a great time to learn how it works.