Bridging Social Divides with 21st Century Learners

Examine the psychological impacts of attention-grabbing media and how this correlates to students’ maintaining attention and motivation in their college courses. How can we as faculty design our courses to recognize and integrate the online contexts that...

Supporting Student Mental Health

Learn about successful, evidence-based practices for supporting students’ mental health across the curriculum at UAF. This Community Seminar was hosted by Mat Wooller, Director of Alaska Stable Isotope Facility and founder of UAF’s The Well, Jen Peterson,...

Incorporating Career Development into Courses

Amanda White, Program Director of Applied Management, and Madara Mason, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning at UAF eCampus, hosted a Community Seminar on “Incorporating Career Development into Courses.” They share about how to infuse small...

Discovery-Based Group Learning

Gordon Williams, Professor of Mathematics, hosted a Community Seminar on “Discovery-Based Group Learning,” highlighting the techniques he has used in his UAF courses to keep students engaged in group projects. Dr. Williams shares about facilitating...

Contract-Based Grading

Sarah Stanley, Director of University Writing, and Deborah Rinio, Instructor in Library Sciences, hosted a June 2020 seminar on “Contract-Based Grading.” In addition to sharing applications of this collaborative approach to grading in their own courses,...

MATH 122 Spotlight Course

https://media.uaf.edu/media/t/0_yl4ut88r Edited recording from June 26, 2020 with Dr. Latrice Bowman and MATH 122 Spotlight, Essential Precalculus with Applications.Dr. Latrice Bowman is an experienced online instructor and mathematician. She has been teaching for...

Course Spotlight – ART 262

Join eCampus instructional designers and selected faculty as we take a peek into their quality online courses at UAF. Every two weeks 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...

Course Spotlight – MUS 200

Recording from August 7, 2020 Course Spotlight. Lisa Kljaich has been teaching online for a long time. Originally, her Explorations in Music was a combined exploration with Art and Theater but over the years, the course has been split into a more focused experience...

Course Spotlight – ART/COJO 464/664

Recording from July 24, 2020 Course Spotlight. Jason is a professional photographer who teaches a variety of advanced photography courses for the Art Department and for Communications & Journalism. Students get hands-on highly technical instruction through his...

Course Spotlight – EDSE/PSY 488/648

Jenn Wagaman talks about her EDSE/PSY 448/648 course, Understanding FASD – Designs and Intervention Strategies: Edited Recording from July 10, 2020. This cross-listed course stays focused with clear objectives, an extremely comprehensive syllabus, and a simple...

Course Spotlight – BIOL 371

Friday, June 26, 2020, 10-11am Join Zoom Session Join us to talk with Diane Wagner and tour her BIOL 371, Principles of Ecology course! more information coming...

Course Spotlight – BIOL 103

https://media.uaf.edu/media/t/0_29lfjmeqEdited Recording from June 12, 2020As the instructor for a non-major GER science course, Anja has a lot of students that come with apprehensions about doing well in a lab course, especially a distance lab course. Her friendly...

12 days of Google

Dec 3-6, 9-13, 16-18 11:30 am-noon 130 Bunnell or join us online on zoom at web link On the first day of Google my eCampus gave to me: Tues, 12/3 Advice for Google Search Try out some easy strategies for searching in Google to get better results, faster. recording...

iTeach Online Workshop

iTeach Online is a cohort-based workshop where faculty work on building their courses in the company of their peers. Attention to best practices, course alignment, student engagement and usability are emphasized. Synchronous sessions allow for cohort building and tool practice.

Growing Accessibility: Corn-sider New Options

August 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...

iTeach Live Interviews

UAF eCampus’s iTeach is an in-person event for UAF faculty interested in exploring pedagogy, technology, and online learning. Over the course of multiple days, UAF faculty are invited to work closely with the eCampus instructional design team to explore course...

Storytelling as Teaching

Storytelling is a powerful tool for communicating a message. How can you leverage this power in your teaching? Whose stories are shared — yours? Students’? In this workshop, we’ll look at examples of how and where storytelling can be most impactful...

Practice object-based teaching

Though I’ve long practiced the technique of Object-Based Teaching (OBT) in face-to-face and online classrooms alike, I’d never really looked into the scholarship behind it until recently. I’d also not really considered the pedagogical principles behind it, nor whether my pedagogy needed any scrutiny and modification. It turns out that there were some aspects of my practice I needed to modify.

Innovation During Lean Times

This session is about finding ways to put new ideas into motion when time, resources, and energy are low. Let’s have a conversation about strategies you can employ to innovate during lean times.

All About Proctored Tests

This session will teach you what you need to know about how to schedule and use proctored tests. Best practices will also be covered. Do you need to use proctoring? How do you set up your test? When and how do you interact with UAF eCampus?

Blackboard Bootcamp iTeach+

Blackboard Bootcamp Are you interested in gaining experience with Blackboard? Perhaps your students have asked you use it more for your resources? Join us for a beginning Blackboard Bootcamp to get the basics. This is a hands-on workshop so bring a laptop and...

PlayPosit Quickstart Guide

UAF eCampus has an institutional license for the PlayPosit interactive video tool for all UAF courses. PlayPosit allows instructors and students to add interactive elements such as quizzes and discussions to an existing video. For more information on PlayPosit’s...

Using Google Forms for learning activities

Explore creating interactive learning activities using the branching and quizzing features in Google Forms. Build a learning activity that will guide students through content and direct them forward to new content or to alternative content to help with their...

Updates on Google Classroom

Google Classroom helps teacher integrate Google Apps into their classroom. The classroom has space for creating assignments, discussions, grading and feedback. This will be a brief overview of how Classroom might be used in your Classroom. To access Google Classroom,...

Adding custom questions to Blue evaluation

Course evaluations will be available for student to complete about two weeks before the final day of instruction. This is your chance to get some really good feedback from your students about your course and your teaching methods. In this session we’ll look at...

Science Labs for Online Classes

Take a look at a session conducted on best practices in online lab courses and how to facilitate them. Instructional Designer Dan LaSota has included a slide deck that outlines the session.

Teaching Data Visualization Part 2

How can you guide students through the creation of a successful presentation of data? What are some common pitfalls? How can data visualization be interactive online?  If you engage your students with processing and presenting data and would like to find and discuss a variety of the available tools that can help students share their data in a way that is visually appealing and interactive when online, this session is for you. We will also talk about the growing number of machine learning tools now available for processing and visualizing big data.