technologies

Deciding on Your Instructional Materials

Last revised: 6/14/2022 by ess

Overview:

This article provides instructional material alternatives, with examples, for use in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.  Three options will be considered. Should you “make”, “buy” or look for “free” materials that support your learning objectives? Continue reading

Promoting Student Engagement in Your Online/DL Course

Overview

The concept of student engagement has become somewhat an enigma as educators move to the online and distance learning (DL) realm. Many instructors find it challenging to maintain a similar level of engagement as their face-to-face classrooms. This article explores the various aspects of online student engagement that aims at delivering a clearer operational definition of engagement together with teaching tips for online/DL instructors.

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Collaborative (Group) Learning, Example Uses and Supporting Technologies

Last revised: 05/12/2021 by JP

Overview

Collaborative learning, also known as group learning, is an opportunity for students to develop higher-order cognitive skills; promote connection and community; innovate; and engage with different perspectives. There are a handful of UConn supported technologies that enable student collaboration in online courses. Beyond those, there are many applications that faculty can use for free or purchase a single-use educational license and integrate with their HuskyCT site via Learning Tool Interoperability (LTI). This article shares examples of both.

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Using Online Proctoring with eCampus and ProctorU – Overview

Online proctoring with ProctorU is available for courses where students pay the Online Course Fee. ProctorU and their Guardian Secure Proctoring Browser allows students with an adequate internet connection and computer to take live proctored online exams in remote locations (e.g., their place of residence) that are also recorded for incident review by faculty.

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Alternatives for Online Discussions

Last revised: 10/13/2020 by dtm.

Overview

When designing an online course, it is important to encourage students to connect with peers to discuss content and concepts.  According to the Quality Matters Standards for Online and Blended Courses, learning activities must provide opportunities for interaction that support active learning. (QM 5.2).  This article will review some alternatives to traditional text-based asynchronous discussion forums in online courses.

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Review Incidents in the Online Proctoring System

Last modified 07/02/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enables online test taking within a controlled and monitored environment, thereby enhancing academic integrity. ProctorU is the online exam proctoring service that eCampus makes available to UConn eCampus online courses. ProctorU allows students with an adequate internet connection and computer to take live proctored online exams in remote locations (e.g., their place of residence). This post provides information on how to review incidents in the recorded sessions after exam sessions have been completed.

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Notify Students About Online Proctoring

Last modified 07/02/2020 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enables online test-taking within a controlled and monitored environment, thereby enhancing academic integrity. ProctorU allows students with an adequate internet connection and computer to take live proctored online exams in appropriate remote locations (e.g., their place of residence).  This post provides examples of faculty-to-student communication, best practices/tips, and notes some of the potential problems of which to be aware.

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Hybrid courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as an alternative.

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Request a ProctorU Faculty Account

Last modified 06/24/2021 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enhances academic integrity through the ability to offer online tests within a controlled and monitored environment. This post explains  setting up a faculty ProctorU account for use with your UConn eCampus designed online course(s).

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Hybrid courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as a possible alternative.

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Schedule an Exam with ProctorU

Last modified 06/21/2019 by DSM

Overview

Online proctoring enhances academic integrity by enabling online test-taking within a controlled and monitored environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: ProctorU is the only available to courses that pay the Online Course Fee.  Hybrid courses are NOT eligible to use ProctorU.  We recommend you consider Respondus Lockdown Browser with Monitor as an alternative.

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