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 eCampus for several years and has worked hard to make incremental changes that enrich her course. These days, her course is full of studio-quality instructional video, top-tier organization, and a sophisticated blend of tools that improve the student experience for everything from homework to making office hour appointments.

Latrice writing math on a transparent white board.

Learning Glass Videos
Latrice worked with the UAF eCampus Media Studio to create Learning Glass videos for her content. Many instructors who make heavy use of the whiteboard in their face-to-face classes really enjoy using the Learning Glass, and find it a natural fit for their teaching style. Latrice was a natural at adapting her whiteboard style to a new format.  
Learn more about the eCampus Media Studio.

The Gradescope instructor dashboard, showing handwritten work and the rubric-based scoring system.

Assessments that require students to show their work, especially if there are equations or other specialized notation involved has been a stumbling block for many online educators. Latrice has taken advantage of UAF’s instituational license for Gradescope, a tool that greatly improves the workflow for grading and organizing hand-written work digitally. It allows her to assign worksheets with complex, multi-step problems, and give detailed feedback at each step of the way. (Check out what eCampus has to say about Gradescope!)

Office Hours with You Can Book Me
Tutoring and office visits are a recognized element of student success in mathematics. Latrice uses a slick calendar app called You Can Book Me to simplify office hours. No more emails back and forth full of scheduling confusion!

You Can Book Me office hour sign-up page