Teaching your course

During fall 2014, the Center conducted a needs assessment in which faculty indicated that they would like to see ideas that could be accessed through the Center’s website. This section is in response to that need. 

Here you will find ideas that could be used to liven up your class. Some ideas may be as simple as “Tips for PowerPoints,” while others focus on new and innovative technology that could be integrated into your teaching to foster student engagement and learning. 

We will continue to add to this section PLUS if you have an idea or something you would like to explore or pilot, please come chat with us. Email cetl@une.edu or call extension 4891 to set up a time.

Quick Tips

  • CATME: Want to start using Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) SMARTER Teamwork? This document will walk you through steps to create an Excel document from Blackboard so class information can easily be uploaded into CATME.
  • PowerPoint: You use PowerPoint, but you have probably developed presentations without any background on best practices. Want to make them better? Check out this short piece
  • Twitter: This cheat sheet is a quick intro to some key Twitter terms and a list of common hashtags (#) for education.
  • Just in Time Teaching: The Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) model was introduced by Novak, Gavrin, Christian and Patterson in the late 1990s for physics education and has since been adopted by instructors for a number of disciplines. In its simplest terms, the JiTT model can be described as a “partially flipped” classroom. This white paper by Amy Keirstead is an excellent resource to get you started.

Tutorials

Revisit the information from our Drop in and Learn Events

CATME
This short presentation gives a quick overview of the CATME SMARTER Teamwork system and its benefits to group centered work in the classroom. 

 

 

Poll Everywhere Part 1 Tutorial
Poll Everywhere is a web-based tool that does not require clickers. Part 1 will introduce you to Poll Everywhere and show you how easy it is to set up.  

 

Poll Everywhere Part 1 Tutorial

 

Creating Slides in PowerPoint with PollEverywhere — MAC
Poll Everywhere is a web-based tool that does not require clickers. Part 1 will introduce you to Poll Everywhere and show you how easy it is to set up.

Creating Slides in PowerPoint with Poll Everywhere: Mac

Creating Slides in PowerPoint with PollEverywhere — PC
Now you are familiar with Poll Everywhere and how to set it up, part 2 will show you how to bring the questions into your PowerPoint.

Creating Slides in PowerPoint with PollEverywhere: PC

Show Me Tutorial
Show Me is a great tool that allows you to capture pieces from your teaching and lectures and upload them to Blackboard so that students can use them when studying. It utilizes iPADs, that can be checked out for extended times from the Center.

Show Me Tutorial

TubeChop PC Tutorial
This tutorial will take you through the process of using TubeChop, a web-based tool, to chop out the exact section you want to show from a Youtube video and place it into your PowerPoint.

TubeChop PC Tutorial

TubeChop Mac Tutorial
This tutorial will take you through the process of using TubeChop, a web-based tool, to chop out the exact section you want to show from a Youtube video and place it into your PowerPoint.

TubeChop Mac Tutorial


What other Faculty are doing

Quick video peaks of exciting classroom ideas and content that other faculty are implementing on campus.

Tele-teaching
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy faculty are using this pedagogical technique to connect to clinical sites in REAL time. Check out this video that will introduce you to what this is and then you can consider how this could be adapted to your area.


Blackboard Tutorials

Developed with the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, this group of videos contains useful information and quick hits for getting the most out of Blackboard for your class and contain great information for online and on-campus instructors.

Blackboard Intro

Fostering Student Contact

Discussion Boards and Threads

Facilitating a Discussion Thread

How to set up groups

Using Google Docs for Online group work

How to grade Discussion Threads