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Category Archives: Design
Prezi is a free and very easy to use presentation tool that you can use to create teaching materials for your Canvas online courses. Using Prezi you can import your PowerPoints, graphic files, text and also embed YouTube and Vimeo … Continue reading
When I start a new course design, the first thing I do is write a set of measurable learning objectives. Many designers call these ABCD objectives which is a mnemonic for audience, behavior, condition, and degree. The application of ABCD … Continue reading
Learning objectives are one of the two core concepts in Quality Matters. If you don’t have clear and measurable learning objectives then your course will not meet the first and most basic requirement of the Quality Matters rubric. Measurable course … Continue reading
Here is a great video by the Brain Lady. This video reminds me of some great ideas by Dr. John Medina in his book Brain Rules.
Here is the latest Moodle 2.0 book by William Rice – Moodle 2.0 E-Learning Course Development and Conquering the Content both are must reads. The next group of books are a what I consider design and application books. … Continue reading
Over the years I have heard the same thing over and over again. You can’t do bandwidth intensive courses because all our students are on Dial Up Internet access. The people who say this don’t have any real data when … Continue reading
The Forum activity may be the most used tool in Moodle. Forums are used for communication as well as for graded assignments. One of the more common graded activities would be a participation grade for posting and communicating with other … Continue reading
First and foremost, online course accessibility is about users with disabilities. The first goal of an accessible online course is to ensure that users are able to make use of a course using standard user interfaces and settings. Some techniques … Continue reading
We have several filters turned on by default in our WNC Online Moodle. You can turn these on or off at the course level if you choose to. First go to “Filters” in the “Settings” block. Here you can … Continue reading