Alternatives to Lecture

Looking for techniques to replace lecture in your online class? Ever feel like you might be talking too much and not hearing student voices enough? Want to make… Read More


Engaging Students through Zoom

Looking for practical tips and creative ways to make your Zoom class sessions more engaging, interesting, and fun? This post provides helpful strategies to make your synchronous Zoom… Read More


Grading Assignments in Blackboard

This page explains how to open Assignments in order to grade them and how to handle multiple attempts and late assignment submissions. In Blackboard, Assignments refers to documents… Read More


Designing Classroom and Online Activities

One way to optimize classroom time is to design active learning experiences such as practical application, problem-solving, or evaluating case studies. These activities are more challenging for students,… Read More


Lesson Level Chunking

With the scope of your course determined, let’s turn our attention to planning the content of each lesson.¬†Instructors sometimes organize their lesson content by the type of content,… Read More


Scaffolding Online Student Learning

Scaffolding generally can be thought of as a method of sequencing instructional content so that learners acquire knowledge that will help them approach the next learning materials in… Read More


Active Viewing Strategies

Viewing Technology and media have changed the way we teach and learn. To optimize students’ use of the media linked in your courses, you want to examine the… Read More


Reading Success Strategies

Reading One of the most common problems we encounter in online (and face-to-face classrooms!) is getting students to read the material. Poor reading results in a variety of… Read More


What is Chunking?

Research shows humans have a limited amount of short-term, or working memory. (Here’s a quick and engaging read on that topic!) Once this limit is reached, some of… Read More


Active Learning

What is Active Learning? In the most basic sense, active learning is when students are actively engaged in learning, as opposed to passively receiving information. Active learning allows… Read More