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One concern teachers often have in terms of online teaching, particularly when it comes to delivering live, synchronous sessions, is how to keep their learners engaged. As educators at HCT and beyond move toward more blended and fully-online classes, having a few strategies in place will go a long way toward developing and delivering interesting, informative and interactive sessions online. In this blog post

Adding Interactivity During an Online Lesson When teaching online through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra it is essential to keep your students engaged with the lesson. It is easy for an instructor to simply conduct a traditional lecture, but this won’t keep your students’ attention and they may log in and walk away. To ensure that they

Need to teach your course through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra? There’s no need to worry. We have you covered with the most essential information to get started. Review the information below to get you up and running with the basics about Collaborate Ultra. Then head to the HCT Faculty PD Dashboard to enroll in the Collaborate Online Classes (Basic) and

In a previous blog post, a few months back, I shared an overview of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program (ECP) rubric, which is a fantastic tool when designing online course shells or evaluating them for future enhancements. The Exemplary Course Program aims to identify and share best practices for designing high-quality courses. You can submit

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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

The student response system Kahoot! has long been favoured by teachers and students alike as a way to liven up a classroom with fun review for the students while giving the teacher a bit of insight as to weaknesses in learner knowledge. As you likely know by now, HCT has purchased a system-wide license to the premium version

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