Feb 02

Small Steps

  When adding Best Practices and accessibility to your online course remember to breathe and to work in small increments. Our new LMS has an Accessibility Checker in each HTML Editor window. The item needing changes is highlighted in pink or is outlined in pink. Make the change then click Repair. If no changes are needed …

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Jan 26

A new Learning Management System

Texas A&M University-Commerce is in the process of implementing a new learning management system (LMS) for online courses.  The current system, eCollege, is due for retirement in the fall of 2018.  A committee of campus stakeholders reviewed the top three LMS vendors and chose Brightspace by Desire2Learn as the new system.  The last several months …

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Jan 22

Spring Beta: Week 1

Week 1 of the Spring Beta is almost up, and I’m back to talk about some of those nerves I mentioned in the last post. “What if students can’t find the course?” I asked, thinking maybe it was a silly question. Not so silly, it turns out; several of my students e-mailed saying they couldn’t …

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Jan 09

Spring Beta: Nerves

The start of term is always a nerve-wracking time for me. For one thing, it’s definitely the busiest time of year here in Academic Technology – we’re flooded with requests for course shells, resets, instructor changes, and student enrollments. Plus, this is often the time of year when I’m gearing up to teach another semester …

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Jan 03

Course Evaluation Reports: Where Do I Find Them?

Course Evaluations (previously known on campus as SRTEs) have been delivered via several different avenues in the last year. We’ve used paper-based surveys for face to face classes, eCollege delivery for online classes, and then Snap Surveys for all of Fall 2017 classes. That means there are three different ways to access your reports for …

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