Online Engagement

Thursday, 30 January 2020 by

Since this will be my last post for Teaching with Technology as I am soon to leave HCT and return home, I’d like to briefly outline what I believe is the most important change that technology has enabled for teachers managing classes in the 20 years that I have been here. If you have attended

Sharing Video in Collaborate

Monday, 18 November 2019 by

Prior to the latest update in Collaborate Ultra, we could share video but not the audio which was frustrating. Now the audio of a video is also relayed to attendees but you have to use a Chrome browser to launch a Collaborate session. Sharing audio differs depending on whether or not you are using a

Online chats are not available with the blended learning room software and faculty are using other products as a workaround. One way to encourage software adoption among students is to use software that they are already using in their daily lives as then there no need to learn new software. In terms of chat software,

Up until recently, it has always been difficult to add review questions or discussion points directly into a video to give it a bit more interactivity for viewers. Generally, we posted a video and added questions underneath in Blackboard or in a separate quiz. A recent update from Microsoft now allows the linking of an

Adobe Spark Online Collaboration

Thursday, 22 August 2019 by

If you haven’t used Adobe Spark before, it’s a free online webpage / graphic design software that’s very easy to use and has a great presentation feature. This is a convenient tool for students to create online blogs or portfolios and then present if need be from the same site. This summer, Adobe added collaboration

I mentioned in a previous entry that running synchronous online classes can be more challenging for instructors than face-to-face classes and that is it often all too easy to slip into a lecture-style presentation to combat a feeling of being over-whelmed while teaching a large group online. Baehr (2012) and Peacock et al (2012) found