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Welcome to the end of the fall semester and 2020. For many of us the fall semester proved to be a significant learning experience in online learning delivery. There was some developing and fine-tuning along the way with activities added/dropped/modified or assessments revised to suit the needs of your students. It is nice to know … Read more

Learn more about including video into your online course

A recent survey on blended learning find that the most preferred medium to enhance student learning is video, which comes as no big surprise. This is why we have a slew of how-to instructional videos for your students (and for you, the instructor, too, don’t worry). Are students asking you how to post a video … Read more

How are you?

A story about being well Normally, the end of the semester and the nearing of winter break would mean a relief for many instructors. Yet, this year, what I hear and observe instead are concerns and scheduling of more meetings to better prepare for the year ahead. It would be a lie if I told … Read more

Visual Appeal

Padlet is a great tool for any course Tired of discussion forums? Looking for asynchronous interactions that are more visual and interactive?    Maybe it is time for you to consider introducing Padlet into your courses. Discussion forums are presented to students in a linear fashion – requiring students to click on each thread to … Read more

did you know?

                                    Blackboard Ally is making course content accessible. Blackboard Ally is a new exciting feature that provides alternative accessibility formats for both students and instructors. In addition to providing you with insight to your content accessibility, Ally automatically creates … Read more

Three Simple Questions

So it’s the middle of the semester.  It’s that time when mid-terms are happening and the first major assignments are being submitted.  But as the instructor you’re not quite sure how things are going for your students.  You’ve noticed that participation in synchronous sessions has dropped off and the interaction in asynchronous activities has become … Read more

AskTLC…Thank You!

This summer consisted of a lot of new challenges for me (and most people I presume); living through a pandemic has not been easy, despite my own intersecting privileges, such as having a roof over my head and job security, to name a couple. One challenge, what I would later see as an opportunity, was … Read more

Introducing Blackboard Ally

Tech Highlight Introducing Blackboard Ally UFV has brought on Blackboard Ally in order to help instructors create accessible content for students to access. What does Ally do? Blackboard Ally works seamlessly with Blackboard Learn to gauge the accessibility of your course content. Ally provides guidance and tips for lasting improvements to your content accessibility.In addition … Read more