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NCAT Course Redesign Webinars

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is offering free webinars on course redesign.Register for any of the  three discipline specific webinars (economics, math, and biology).  

Faculty Center Calendar of Events

Upcoming Teaching and Learning Workshops (located in KEL 2413) include:

  • 10/2/14 12pm Threshold Concepts for Transformational Teaching
  • 10/14/14 12pm What is Quality Online Teaching?
  • 10/23/14 12pm High Impact Practices: Creating Opportunities for Undergrads in Your Research

Turnitin Student Success Week Webinar Conference

The theme of this year's conference is "Common Standards | Uncommon Feedback"

  • 10/6/14 10am "The Wealth of Words": Vocabulary and Social Inequality
  • 10/7/14 10am The Gamification of Learning: Producing Tighter, More Timely Feedback for Increased Student Success
  • 10/7/14 1pm the "Network Effect": Using Peer Review in Computer Programming
  • 10/8/14 9am The Place of Feedback in High-Stakes Assessment

Cougar Courses - fall 2014

Text editor

  • PoodLL Anywhere allows audio or video recording, camera snapshots or a whiteboard
    wherever the text editor is available
  • Math equation creation/editing
  • Manage multiple embedded files in text areas

Activities

  • OU Wiki - A better interface, and can be graded!
  • New drag and drop question types
  • Edit all dates and group assignments from one page

Turnitin

  • Improved integration and workflow with CC
  • Peermark peer grading is back!
  • Students can drag and drop their submissions

Zoom

  • For real-time online meetings/screen sharing and collaboration
  • Free accounts for all faculty and students from http://zoom.csusm.edu using campus login. 
  • Integrate a permanent link to your Zoom meetings into your CC or create meetings as needed.

Learn more about these new features.


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