At the conclusion of the Fall 2021 semester, we sat down with Diane Mermigas (Affiliated Faculty, Journalism Department) to discuss her transition back to teaching in-person, as well as just how transformative the pandemic has been for her courses and higher education on the whole.
The adventure continues! Back in August, I wrote a post comparing course design to Dungeons & Dragons and promised to share some tools and ideas for gamified activities you can try yourself. This is the first: an escape-the-room/choose-your-own-adventure-style puzzle you can create using Google Forms. […]
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.
“In a Nutshell” condenses frequently requested instructions into practical, bite-sized chunks. Learn a new tool in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee! What’s the quickest way to send a message to your entire class (and be reasonably sure they see it)? […]
Emerson.build has been building a larger following! If you haven’t heard of it, Emerson.build is a pilot of Reclaim Hosting’s “Domain of One’s Own” program. It allows any Emersonian to register a free web domain, install content management systems (CMS) in it like WordPress or […]
Official guides for tools like Canvas and Panopto are dense out of necessity—the authors need to cover EVERYTHING about each topic. In this series, “In a Nutshell,” I’ll condense frequently requested instructions into practical, bite-sized chunks. Learn a new tool in the time it takes […]
Online educational tools provide engaging environments for students with various needs. However, exploring new tools can be time-consuming for students without any advice on how to select the appropriate learning tools. It is better for instructors to provide the resources as much as they can […]