Category: Distance Education

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 […]

Using Mobile Device Logic and Tracking in Qualtrics Surveys

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Qualtrics online survey software, provided to faculty, staff and students at Purdue, is providing more options for mobile device display choices and tracking. We often want to know these days whether someone is accessing our survey from a mobile device or perhaps ask questions that are specific to a particular device being used to complete […]

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Checking Your Qualtrics Survey Display on a Mobile Device

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014


Since mobile devices are often the access point for email, it’s logical to assume that someone might view your survey link on a mobile device. Checking to see if your questions will display properly is an easy thing to do. First you should know that Qualtrics surveys are built to be “adaptive” to a device’s screen size […]

Discussion Board, Blog, or Wiki… How do I choose?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


A frequent question that comes up is what the difference is and how to decide which tool to use for activities in a course – discussion boards, blogs, wikis, or journals.  The tools are similar in some ways, allowing students to post text and other materials, but do operate in ways that make them more […]

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