Striving and Thriving: The New and Improved VoiceThread

Striving and Thriving: The New and Improved VoiceThread

This blog entry is about VoiceThread – a collaborative multimedia slide tool that enables users to upload multimedia in slides where their peers can interact asynchronously – and it’s new and improved interface. The best tools for asynchronous learning are the ones that can most effectively facilitate learning outside of the course meeting times while …

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Keywords in higher ed: AI authoring tools

Keywords in higher ed: AI authoring tools

During my graduate degree coursework in composition and rhetoric, I came across a book titled Keywords in Writing Studies, edited by Paul Heiker and my professor himself, Peter Vandenberg. The book’s concept is given in its title: Keywords provides a fresh and concise array of essay entries, each packed with heavy research dedicated to unpacking …

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Get a head start on administering test taking with Respondus LockDown Browser

Get a head start on administering test taking with Respondus LockDown Browser

Respondus LockDown Browser is a locked web browser that integrates with the Sakai Tests & Quizzes tool. LockDown Browser prevents users from accessing other programs and websites for the duration of their Sakai assessment. Taking tests can be stressful, so adding the additional step of having to use a system you are not used to …

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Think Beyond the Survey

Think Beyond the Survey

Qualtrics is web-based survey software available to all Loyola University Chicago faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. While primarily known as a survey platform, this versatile tool can also be used for a variety of non-survey projects. Here are a few ideas for alternative uses of Qualtrics: Program Evaluations: Qualtrics can be used to administer …

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Don’t gamble your data: the importance of backing up your information

Don’t gamble your data: the importance of backing up your information

Data backup is one of those things that everyone knows they should do, but somehow never quite gets around to. Many believe that disasters only happen to other people, or that computers will never let us down. But the truth is, data loss can strike anyone, at any time, and without warning. However, the importance …

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Teaching strategies for “the ChatGPT wave”: Transferable lessons from proctoring tools

Teaching strategies for “the ChatGPT wave”: Transferable lessons from proctoring tools

Read time: 5 minutes In my popular culture research, a cultural movement often carries the referent of a “wave.” Example: The Hallyu movement of the 1980s to 2000s (debatable depending on the scholar you consult) refers to a “wave” of Korean popular culture beyond the nation’s borders. In my day-to-day work, I might use the …

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Panopto: New & Improved

Panopto: New & Improved

Panopto has updated with many significant enhancements! The experience in recording, editing, and sharing asynchronous video content is now more intuitive than ever. The following are just a few examples: Speed – After recording content, video processing speed enables the user to quickly make edits with little to no wait time! Smart Chapters – When …

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