Category: Course Redesign

Using Anonymous Grading in Blackboard Learn

Friday, June 5th, 2015


One of the features in Blackboard Learn that may not be as well known is the ability for student assignment submissions to be graded anonymously. This allows instructors, teaching assistants, and graders to grade student submissions without knowing who submitted the work. This can help avoid bias and ensure all papers are properly and fairly […]

Simple Thoughts for Simpler Times: ‘Think like a Student’

Friday, March 6th, 2015


We all strive to create effective online learning content and experiences for students. Yet, when we are teaching content to students and designing our online course, it’s so easy to overwhelm students with lists and folders of materials, cross-links and multiple links, and giving them everything we ever wanted to them to know about our […]

Thoughts on Adding Technology to Blend Courses

Monday, March 2nd, 2015


This Spring, I made a decision to enroll in a Blended Learning course sponsored by EDUCAUSE called “Becoming a Blended Learning Designer”. This MOOC requires participants to complete the course in six weeks, and during that time participate in discussions, blogging, and readings. As I went through the readings for the first week of the […]

How is Student-Centered Instruction Different than Traditional Instruction?

Friday, February 27th, 2015


Student-centered learning looks at where students are when they enter the classroom and attempts to customize teaching to allow students some freedom in choosing how to learn. This kind of teaching allows instructors to free themselves from the traditional lecture and allows them to change the learning space to one that best fits the needs […]

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