Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Engage Students in Online Learning-3 Strategies

brought to you by:
Dayna Amboy

  • Engage students in online learning - know them by name
  • Engage students in online learning - key videos
    • Instructor "Welcome" video
    • Course navigation video
    • Short video lessons
    • Add quizzes
    • Record on-the-go
  • Engage students in online learning - track performance with analytics
    • Which students are watching videos
    • How much of each video they've watched
    • When they're watching (when assigned, or on the day of exam)
    • Quiz results - individually and as a class

Find the original post here. This post is based on a webinar with Odessa College titled “Using Video to Drive Student Success.” Read more about how Odessa chose and implemented the flexible video creating and hosting platform TechSmith Relay in order to support their online student engagement initiatives. Download the full case study.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Collaboration in the Classroom with Quizlet - Start Your Game in 60 Seconds!

Want Your Students to Collaborate 
in a High-Energy, Fun Way?
Quizlet Live can create that electric atmosphere.
by Matt Miller at ditchthattextbook.com
  1. It gets students the valuable repetitions they need to remember key content — the kind that will enable them to do bigger and deeper things later.
  2. It’s easy on you as the teacher. You can start a game in a matter of seconds.
  3. Plus, you can get unique games every time. A set as small as 20 flashcards can yield more than 125,000 12-card combinations needed for a Quizlet Live game.

Step 1: Pick a flashcard set
Step 2: Load up the game
Step 3: Students join the game

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

11 Types of Videos You Can Make Right Now

Getting started may be difficult, so here's a How-To 
by Lauren North from TechSmith Blog

It includes an Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instruction Videos 
which would be useful for transitioning to Online Teaching 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

How To: Essentials of a Good Tutorial Video

by Guy Larcom on



Key Question: Is the instruction clear, easy to follow, and to-the-point?

2. Flow

Key question: Do the ideas flow smoothly from one to the next?

3. Pace

Key question: Is the instruction delivered at a comfortable and appropriate pace?

4. Cognitive Load

Key question: Does the cognitive load seem appropriate for the audience?

5. Appeal

Key question: Does the content speak to a broad audience?

6. Tone

Key question: Does the content have a neutral, friendly and inviting tone?

7. Presentation

Key question: Does the final piece have quality audio, video, and sufficient polish?

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Google Chrome Extension for Breached Passwords

"Password Checkup" Extension

It works every time you log into an online service. The extension takes the username and password entered in the login form and checks each one against a database of over four billion credentials that Google engineers have collected from public breaches in the past few years.
If the username and password combo are found in Google's internal database of unsafe credentials, the extension will show a popup alerting you that you need to change the credentials.
According to Google, they designed the extension with privacy in mind, so both Google and attackers can't abuse it to reveal or learn the user's passwords. 
The Password Checkup extension can be downloaded from the official Chrome Web Store, here

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Screencasting: What is it? Here's the Ultimate Guide!

I found this great resource from TechSmith by Lauren North, Newsletter Editor

Screencasts can be called a screen capture video or screen recording. 
They are a great way to teach or share ideas.