For the rest of the semester, DDS and ITL are hosting a session for faculty each week on instructional techniques you can implement with Springboard:
Friday, April 13, 2012 (1:30pm-2:30pm, Leigh Hall 414) Teaching with Springboard: Discussion Forums and Topics
You probably already know how to set up Discussions in your courses. But are you ready to take it to the next level? This session is likely to combine conversation, demonstration, and the sharing of tips and tricks in areas like these:
- What distinguishes a “good” discussion topic
- Why discussions are a key instructional strategy in online and blended courses
- Fastest way to read students’ posts/viewing options
- Most efficient way to grade discussion participation
- Instant notifications for “special” discussions like your “S.O.S.—I need help!” discussion board
Thursday, April 19, 2012 (1:30pm-2:30pm, Leigh Hall 414) Teaching with Springboard: Quizzes
You may already be using Quizzes, but are you making the most of this feature of Springboard?
- Are you incorporating relevant graphics and images in your assessment items?
- Have you ever used a quiz as something else (like a self-assessment rubric or assignment checklist)?
- Want to replace an awkward “matching” item with a nicer “dropdown/picklist” style?
- Concerned whether you are using the right strategies to maintain academic integrity/counter cheating?
Bring your questions about using Quizzes to this Springboard session! ——————————————————–
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (11:00am-12:00pm, Leigh Hall 414) Teaching with Springboard: Rubrics
Rubrics are a great tool for defining “what counts” and “how much” in an assignment. Do you use Rubrics to:
- Communicate detailed expectations for your assignments?
- Show exactly how you determine what grade a student has earned on a paper?
- Teach students to self-assess their work and/or verify that they have properly followed instructions?
- Speed up your grading while still providing focused, instructive feedback on a project?
- Lay out a path showing what progress and improvement look like?
If you aren’t using Rubrics, come to learn more about them. If you already use them, come to learn whether the built-in Rubric functionality in Springboard can improve your workflows, eliminate some paperwork, and streamline your grading!
We have been able to stagger the times and days of the week somewhat to accommodate different schedules and will miss you if you can’t join us, but recordings will be posted for on-demand viewing in the “Springboard Demos” folder in Panopto.
To sign up for any or all of these events, please RSVP your attendance via ITL’s online seminar registration system.