Category: Online Courses

5 Lower-Tech Things You Can Do to Engage Students

As we move totally online, there’s an expectation from a lot of faculty that we need to keep things as close to a face to face experience as possible. I understand this expectation fully, as I, too, am faculty, and I use synchronous sessions (YouSeeU, but see also: Zoom, Skype, Discord, WebEx, etc) to engage …

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How to find eCollege in the new MyLeo Portal

The new MyLeo Portal is full of helpful apps and resources based on your status as a faculty member, staff member, or student. To find eCollege in the new Portal, simply follow these steps: Access the new Portal by hitting the “MyLeo” button on the tamuc.edu homepage. There are several options for this, and they …

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Counting down with Project NOVA

Project Nova in 3, 2, 1...

The sun is setting on Pearson LearningStudio (eCollege) and rising on D2L Brightspace. The University’s journey to D2L Brightspace, our new Learning Management System (LMS) encompasses: (1) LMS selection [completed and determined to be D2L Brightspace], (2) project team/D2L implementation planning stage [now engaged], (3) software implementation, (4) migration, and (5) training. This journey is …

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Apply for a Faculty Scholarship to the QM Connect Conference

QM Connect Conference, September 24-27, 2017, Fort Worth, Texas

Dear Faculty, Seize the opportunity to attend the QM Connect Conference with this scholarship. Click HERE to learn more about Quality Matters (QM), learn what a few of our professors have to say about QM, find out information about the QM Connect Conference in Fort Worth, TX, and download the application form. The Scholarship Application …

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Preservation in the Digital World

Study room with binary overlay.

Do you remember that well thought out course module you designed that linked to a myriad of web resources?  Your students absolutely loved the internet scavenger hunt activity you spent hours designing for them.  Now, two or three years later, an annoyingly significant number of those links are…gone.  Just.  Plain.  Gone. It happens more often …

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