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Six Reflections about Accessibility & Inclusion after EnGauge with ALLY

Six Reflections about Accessibility & Inclusion after EnGauge with ALLY

This month, during the week of April 4-8, 2022, CSUCI participated in a CSU system-wide competition: Moving the Needle Challenge. It was an event to mobilize campuses around improving Canvas course accessibility scores by “fixing” existing content (pages, images, videos, presentations, etc.) housed in those courses. With the smallest FTE count of the participating campuses […]

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

On-Demand Student Workshops to the Rescue

Do you want to help students to improve some basic skills without using class time? WMC Flipped Workshops to the rescue! If you are like I am, you may find yourself asking every semester how to cover all of your course content plus helping your students to develop critical basic college skills like oral presentations, […]

Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Canvas Outcomes: The Tool You Need to Begin Conducting Program and Institutional-Level Assessment with Ease

Begin program and/our institutional-level assessment with Canvas Outcomes today. What Is “Canvas Outcomes”?             It is a user-friendly Canvas tool in which faculty can: 1) upload program-level or institutional rubrics into courses, apply them to assignments, and rate students on outcomes while grading in Canvas and 2) view aggregate reports of how students fare on […]

Encouraging Engagement with Recorded Videos: A Love Letter to PlayPosit

Encouraging Engagement with Recorded Videos: A Love Letter to PlayPosit

The Problem As educators, we should all be aware that students typically have an attention span of about 10-15 minutes. When teaching in person, we can address this fact by adjusting the pace of our lectures, responding to student questions, and engaging students with our movements and facial expressions as well as class activities. Maintaining […]

Inclusive Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Inclusive Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In March 2020, mid-way through Spring semester 2020, university classes quickly moved to a virtual format in response to the public health emergency stemming from COVID-19. At CSUCI, Innovation & Faculty Development shared stories from invited faculty about their resilient teaching during this period of uncertainty. This post, by Communication Faculty, Vivian Henchy, follows a […]

Meeting Student Needs in an Online Course

Meeting Student Needs in an Online Course

When I taught my first online course in 2014, I, naively, thought my student population would consist of a particular type of student. I was teaching for Extended Education in their Online Business Education Program, so I knew that all of my students were already working full time jobs. However, that session, and every semester […]

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