Voicethread is an asynchronous communication and collaboration tool. It enables users to create and collaborate on a web-based platform that supports text, audio and/or video comments. I recommend visiting the Voicethread YouTube channel, which has a wealth of “how to” videos. Voicethread and Blackboard Ultra Integration This video shows how the Voicethread and Blackboard UltraContinue reading “Voicethread”

Podcasting: An Introduction

This video provides guidance about how to record, edit, export, host and stream a podcast. There are many different ways to go about this, the video provides one way. Some of the tools you may want to explore are: Audacity Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available forContinue reading “Podcasting: An Introduction”

Revising an Online Course

This video is a bit longer than usual and combines a lecture and a “how to.” The aim of this video is to think through how we might approach revising an online course. The video also provides an example of revising a course module. The demonstration section of the video is not meant as aContinue reading “Revising an Online Course”

Cooperative Learning: An Introduction

This short video provides an introduction to cooperative learning. It’s important to note that cooperative learning is not equivalent to working in groups. While working in groups can be valuable, cooperative learning is a well-defined and evidence-based instructional methodology rather than a discussion technique. Access on YouTube Further Reading The Cooperative Learning Institute Cooperative Learning:Continue reading “Cooperative Learning: An Introduction”

How to Create a Course Banner

This short video will guide you through the steps in making an banner for your Blackboard course site. The video describes one possible method using a free online tool. Like most things technological, there are many ways to do the same thing. This procedure is pretty simple, but you may already have photo editing toolsContinue reading “How to Create a Course Banner”