Over the summer, Word.emerson.edu, our WordPress multisite installation for teaching and learning moved from its home on Emerson’s servers to a new home with Reclaim Hosting. Ideally, the transfer hasn’t been noticeable for you or your students. We have gotten some reports of growing pains […]
Save the dates! The Course Design Spa is back, virtual, and even bigger than ever! The Course Design Spa is your one-stop shop for everything you need to get your semester off to a great start. And because we know that August is a busy […]
What does Dungeons & Dragons have in common with course design? More than you’d think. Role-playing games like D&D involve a group of distractible adventurers telling a story together with the help of a “game moderator” (GM) who establishes the world, gives the party their […]
Last April, I co-wrote a blog post with Jodi Burrel titled Tidying Up Canvas to Help Students Stay Organized. It was a follow up to a workshop we developed together about course design strategies based on student feedback. The main purpose of these design tips […]
As an instructional technologist, one comment I often hear from faculty is “I never knew you could do this in Canvas, I wish I knew about this earlier.” Here’s our list of Canvas hidden gems that will make your life easier as an instructor. Tik Toks courtesy of Lauren Burlison aka @canvaslmsqueen!
Wondering if you’re up to speed on all the latest Zoom features? Here’s our roundup of the best new features that have been added to Zoom since Spring 2020! If you need to, be sure to update your Zoom app to the most recent version before trying these out.
Every year, the third Thursday of May marks Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day to teach and focus on digital access and inclusion. This year, GAAD fell on May 20th, this past Thursday. More than ever, we are and should continue increasing accessibility. Accessibility […]
In the Spring of 2021, ITG teamed up with the WARC to give a workshop titled “Tidying Up Canvas to Help Students Stay Organized.” In this blog post, we’ll review our top tips for time management and organization in Canvas that we shared in that session, and our path for getting there.
Last week, we sat down with Theodore “Regge” Life, Senior Distinguished Director-in-Residence, VMA to discuss his experiences with teaching during the pandemic over the last year.
Welcome to the new home of ITG’s Instructional Technology Blog! We’ll be posting advice, tips, and strategies for making the most of your digital tools. Check back often for ways to breathe new life into your Canvas courses, spice up your Zoom sessions, craft engaging Panopto videos, and more!