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Cool Tools: Zaption

This week’s topic is the epitome of a cool tool. I’m talking other side of the pillow and cool kids’ table cool. This week’s tool is Zaption.   If you haven’t heard of Zaption that’s okay. It’s still a relatively

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Creating online student/class portfolios

What happens to an assignment after it is submitted by a student? More often than not the student is given a grade or maybe some feedback for revision. Students then move on to the next thing that will be graded. The previous

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Where We Learn

So let’s think about designing a course. What do we need to discuss? The learning objectives, content, assessment strategies, delivery methods, and the audience among other things. When it comes to online learning we often discuss how we can leverage

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Mix it Up

This week’s cool tool is a must have for anyone looking to turn PowerPoint presentations into videos with narration. Sure you can use tools like Captivate to import slides and add narration and extras but that process can be time

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Coming Back Home

Last summer the CII’s instructional design team moved from Library South to the fourth floor of the Aderhold Learning Center. While we’ve enjoyed the proximity to the many tasty restaurants on Broad Street we are happy to announce that we

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Accessibility for online classes (First Steps)

It’s not uncommon to hear someone talk about why online education should be accessible. In fact I’ve never heard someone argue against the idea of accessibility. Most of us if not all of us agree it’s not only a good

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Instructional Innovation on Campus: Climate Literacy Labs

I’ve now worked at the CII for ten months. Coming from a corporate instructional design background I’ve been learning and adjusting to the world of higher education. One of the biggest differences I’ve noticed is pace. I’ve been cranking out projects as

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