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2 Online Training Courses from ICET this April: Effective Online Discussions and Rubrics

ICET introduces online training courses. Take time to explore rubrics or learn how to engage students in discussion forums this April. Each of these courses can be completed as self-paced training or engage with others participating in the professional development sessions in the online course discussions. Read more...

Dreamer or Do-er

I've been looking at a quote on the wall in my workspace for the last several months that continues to speak to me (not always in a good tone). Investments consistently made over time make the difference between a Dreamer and a Do-er. I'm not sure who the quote is ultimately attributed to, but I often wonder if he or she meant the focus to be on the Dreamer, the Do-er or the consistent investments. Read more...

Citation Resources for Your Students

If you assign a research paper in your course, chances are you’re also going to assign a bibliography. While students learn early on that plagiarism is wrong, most of them still need a little help when it comes to properly citing sources. Read more...

Leveraging Google Apps

With the explosion of web-based tools around 2001, the speed of educational application development has been incredible. Undoubtedly, Google Apps has become the forerunner in educational technology resources as its suite of tools allows students to connect, create, collaborate, and think critically in many ways. Google Apps is a cloud-based suite of tools that allows users to connect and collaborate in real time. Read more...

Workshop: Exploring Camtasia for Video Editing

You've thought about using video, but it's so hard to get it right the first time. Or, maybe you've explored some of the rudimentary tools available for creating instructional video, and it's time to learn to be more efficient. Whatever the case, taking an hour to learn about Camtasia should be worth the time. Register for the March 13th workshop today! Read more...

Training on instructional technology. What works?

One of the challenges of ICET is to offer opportunities for instructional staff to have experiences with various technology tools that can be used when teaching. We have focused on offering workshops about Desire2Learn and we have dabbled in some other tools – virtual guest lecturers, Twitter as a Personal Learning Network and at the Mashup in January, flipped classes. Attendance has been low. And yet, the feedback is that the workshops are good and helpful. Read more...

What can your library do for you?

UW-Platteville’s Elton S. Karrmann Library has many e-books available for a 24 hour online loan, or for chapter downloads to your computer. You can access these items through the Library’s website under Resources A to Z. Read more...

iSpring Free makes large PowerPoint files smaller and easier to download

I recently received a call from a faculty member who had just heard from a few students that they were not able to download his PowerPoint files from Desire2Learn. It seems that as he had added images and audio files to his PowerPoint slides they had gotten larger (in megabytes, that is). As the file size grows, it takes longer to download and a few of these files were so large that the download process timed out before the student could view the files. Read more...

Blackboard Collaborate Launcher improves Online Rooms experience

In December 2014, Blackboard Collaborate released a launcher utility program for Windows and Mac that provides a convenient and reliable way for you to launch your Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions and recordings Read more...

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