When inclement weather, illness, or travel requires you to be away from campus, consider using online alternatives to engage students in the work of your class.
Here are a few simple suggestions:
- Use Moodle as a central location for students to find course information, lead and facilitate discussions, and post and submit assignments. You can also live chat with your students using Moodle’s text-based chat.
- Use web conferencing tools like WebEx to hold class synchronously.
- Introduce a topic/concept using video. Use Kaltura to record a quick introduction using your web cam or record your screen, and then upload the video to your course in Moodle.
- Add audio to PowerPoint slides, and then upload your file to Moodle.
- Select a video from the Learning On Demand site and lead a discussion in Moodle.
- Assign Lynda Training resources to help students learn new technology skills like web design, presenting with PowerPoint, editing video, and more.
Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) can support you with implementing any of the above ideas as well as provide additional suggestions for online alternatives.
The beginning of a new semester is a whirlwind of excitement alongside an ever-growing list of unknowns. One of those unknowns is your classroom space. Are you teaching in a new classroom this fall? Do you want to know if anything has changed with a space you’ve already taught in?
Elon has tools and resources you can use to preview what your classroom will look like and what technology it contains. I’ll highlight two for you in this article.
It’s time to get your Moodle courses ready! Here are five helpful (and short) tutorials for building your Moodle course at the start of the semester. Continue reading
Stefanie Poe receiving the award from Assistant VP of Technology Christopher Waters and standing next to her supervisor Anthony Bennett.
Stefanie Poe, Campus Technology Support Lead for Elon, is the July recipient of the Acorn Accolade.
This award is given to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team each month.
Elon students, alumni, and faculty participated in this year’s national Week of Making with conferences, faires, and White House exhibits. We led discussions, educated the public, and even took home awards – and we wanted to make sure that you heard about it.
Render of the Leap in action. Note the little piece of hardware plugged in in front of the laptop: this is the sensor and camera.
Peter Traunfeld, a senior Computer Science major, has been researching a way to offer parents a technology that can teach, entertain, and potentially therapeutic benefits to their children. It’s cheap, it can be used at home, and it’s ideal for children that are sensory-seeking. With his own personal code, a Leap Motion sensor, and a Microsoft Kinect, Traunfeld has been spending two years at Elon developing interactive games that combine elements of music, manual dexterity, color, coordination, and creativity.
Mr. Dan Harder, the Director of Campus Technology Support and Assistant CIO, recently represented Elon at the Miami 2016 Connect Conference for EDUCAUSE: the leading nonprofit organization for those seeking to ‘advance higher education through the use of information technology.’ In addition to leading two of the main stage speeches Harder was also a part of the team responsible for conceptualization and execution of the entire conference. This is the third year that Harder has spoken at EDUCAUSE and the first that he has been on the planning committee.
Greg Colby, systems infrastructure architect for Elon, has been chosen as the June recipient for the Acorn Accolade award.
Greg Colby receiving the Accolade from Assistant VP for Technology Christopher Waters
The award is given each month to an outstanding member of Elon’s Instructional and Campus Technologies team.
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With the arrival of summer, Campus Technology Support (CTS) is gearing up to start our annual summer replacement program for computers that have completed their four-year life cycle. This year is another record year for the program, with more than one-quarter of campus computers being replaced to newer models. The replacement program targets Elon University faculty, staff, and computer labs on the main campus, as well as at the Law School. If your computer is up for replacement, there are a few tips you can keep in mind to help keep the transition as smooth as possible. Continue reading
Elon University faculty, staff, and students now have access to WebEx, a web conferencing tool that allows you to meet with others in a virtual environment at any time from any location with an internet connection. Think of it like a super-charged Skype that works with your Elon account. Read on for more information about WebEx and its capabilities. Continue reading