Posts Categorized: How to

How to Roll Content from Blackboard to Canvas

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We have had some request for a quick how-to video of rolling content from Blackboard to Canvas, and while this may not be the best method, here is the requested tutorial. The Circles team recommends you chat with a Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer (FDID) to see what strategies will work best for rolling your content. However, […]

Adding a Gif to Canvas Course Cards

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We have had a few questions on how to add Gifs to the Course Cards in Canvas. Here is a link to the Canvas web page for the instructions, but we thought it might be fun to make some Gif’d Gif instructions so you can learn in a Giffy.

VR Kits: A Quick How To

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If you have been hesitant to try out the new kits, we know this lesson will having you exploring VR in a GIFfy. It is easier than you might think.  Special thanks to Kevin Thomas for his help with the videography and to Amanda Molina for her acting talents, and, of course, special thanks to the […]

Virtual Reality Kits

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Special thanks to the Valencia Foundation and the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation Chair in Free Enterprise for “Connecting the World to Valencia and Valencia to the World – A Virtual Reality.” This year, as part of my endowed chair work, I got the opportunity to learn about some amazing teaching applications for Virtual Reality and […]

Skype Conferences with Students

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Special thanks to Lauri Lott for sharing her strategy for using Skype to better connect with students. As a part time faculty member I don’t have office hours nor an office to have them.  So, instead of asking my students to come to me, I go to them.  During our course, I schedule Skype video conferences with […]

What is BackChanneling?

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BackChanneling is the practice of using computers to maintain live-time or near live-time conversations alongside live events. The term was coined in the field of Linguistics to describe listeners’ behaviors during verbal communication, Victor Yngve 1970. In the classroom, a “backchannel” provides teachers valuable feedback and helps to better engage students. There are a wide […]

Playing with Robots

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This week we got to test an idea that has been in development for a couple of months now. Basically, we finished our build and tested a telepresence robot, and all in, it cost about $40.00 dollars (Thanks again Dick for your investment in this project). Our prototype is not yet ready for prime time, so you won’t […]

Plickers

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Looking for an easy way to assess students without having to worry about wifi? Then you might want to try Plickers.  Plickers is an app that runs on the teacher’s smart device. The teacher uses his or her camera to take a scan of the room. Students hold Plicker cards which identify the student and his […]

Enhance Your Research With Google Scholar

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Google Scholar is a powerful tool that can be set to search Valencia’s Research Databases.  Google Scholar also has several useful features for faculty that are conducting literature reviews, pursuing publication, or working on an advanced degree.  Students doing research papers can take advantage of Google Scholar as well.  The video below will demonstrate how to […]

Playbuzz: Viral Quizzing for Gen C

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So, if you have been on a computer or smart device in the past few years, you have likely taken a survey, quiz, or personality inventory. You know the type I am talking about: “Name that Veggie” “The Star Wars Quiz.” Facebook is loaded with them, and most would have a hard time finding news and information […]