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An Overview of Perusall

Last revised: 5/19/2021 by TJS

Overview

Perusall is a free “social annotation” tool that helps students engage with course material in class groups. When integrated with HuskyCT, instructors can create reading or viewing assignments in which students create & share their own annotations and respond to each other’s comments & questions. Perusall informs instructors of the concepts that generate the most student questions & discussion, and Perusall assignments can be automatically scored based on instructor-determined engagement parameters. Perusall also reminds students of incomplete assignments, prompting higher rates of completion and preparedness.

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Providing Syllabus Links to eCampus for Online Course Listing Pages

Last revised: 1/4/2021 by DSM. 

Overview

Having a course syllabus available online is not only helpful in providing information for students deciding in which course to enroll, but it also communicates crucial information about course requirements (materials, exam information, software/hardware requirements, etc.).   This article will explain some some methods of hosting and the process of sending the link to eCampus.
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Design: Using a Course Design Plan

Last revised: 02/03/2020 by jap

Overview:

This article introduces using a course design plan for the Design phase of the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) instructional design model. It also emphasis how using a course design plan can help meet Quality Matters’ design standards.

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Captioning and Transcription for Online Materials

Last revised: 10/01/2019 by dsm.

Overview

This article explains the responsibility and technical and fiscal support for the creation of accessible audio and video content for online courses.

Title 5 of Americans with Disability Act (ADA) clarifies that online courses must meet the requirements of the ADA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technology. All distance education is subject to the general requirements of this chapter as well as the specific requirements of this article. In addition, instruction provided as distance education is subject to the requirements that may be imposed by the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12100 et seq.) and section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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Using Data to Inform Online Teaching

Last modified 10/02/2018 by JAP.

Overview

Data can help inform instructional decisions.  HuskyCT has a number of data collection and reporting tools for instructor use. In addition, media tools, such as YouTube, Mediasite, and Kaltura often have data reporting features.

This post addresses the following questions you may have as an instructor.

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Tools for Improving Your Online Facilitation

Last revised: 10/02/2018 by JAP

Overview:

So you have already designed and developed your online or blended course and are ready to teach This article provides  practical tools to help improve online course facilitation by considering four major instructor roles during four critical course time frames. Continue reading