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SM16: Online-Hybrid-Blended Updates

Updates for faculty teaching Online, Hybrid & Blended Courses

Invisible Disabilities

When designing online classes or adding online components to any class, we are asked to consider whether the material is accessible for students with disabilities.

Giving feedback in the Gradebook

Dear Dr. Tech-Know: When my students look at their graded assignment in the gradebook I wanted them to see a file which includes my comments, Read More…

Sample Overviews – MGMT608

Instructor – Tamara von George Welcome to Module 1! Why study diversity? Traditionally, the issue of diversity generally focused on gender and race. As more Read More…

Sample Overviews – ENG620

Instructor – Kim Dougherty Module 5: Early Immigrants Module 5 Overview For the next two modules we’ll take a step back in time from our Read More…

Sample Overviews – NUR603

Instructor – Jeanne Hayes MODULE 2: Concepts of Epidemiology Overview – Module 2 Did you ever wonder how we found out that cigarette smoking is Read More…

Sample Overviews – MGMT566

Instructor – Bob McPherson MODULE 2: The Study of Organizations In Module 2 you will learn how the study of behavior in organizations is essential to Read More…

Module Overviews – Tips

Why Module Overviews? As we continue to update all of the online and hybrid/blended courses, we have paid special attention to the module overviews in Read More…

Sample Overviews – SOSC605

Instructor – Karin Allard Module 2: The Family as a System: A Contextual Model of Family Stress Welcome to Module 2! In this module, our Read More…

Tools for the Digital Age – Google for Educators

Several GSC faculty and staff attended the Tools for the Digital Age seminar on September 23, 2014 at UNH Manchester, presented by the World Affairs Read More…

Accessibility, universal design, invisible disabilities, privacy, and more

When designing courses it is important to consider accessibility, universal design, invisible disabilities, privacy, and more Improving Accessible Design/Universal Design in Your Course ” Accessible Read More…

Mary Ford presents at “The Habit of Mind Summit”

Mary Ford, Dean of Education, Granite State College presented “One IHE’s Plans for Infusing the The Habit of Mind” at The Habit of MindSummit.

Faculty Spotlight: Laurie Carrera, LICSW

Laurie has been teaching online courses for GSC for about a year, received her Masters in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and Read More…

How do I make images smaller in Moodle?

There are 2 things to consider about images: the display size and the actual size. Both are important to consider when adding images to your Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Faby M. Gagné, PhD

Dr. Faby Gagne has been teaching since 1997. She began teaching online in 2007 because she was interested in the increased opportunity to work with Read More…

Creating Screen Reader Friendly Pages

Audio interfaces present content linearly to users, one item at a time. This contrasts with the way in which most people use visual interfaces by Read More…

An Introduction to Screen Readers

Screen readers are software programs that allow blind or visually impaired users to read the text that is displayed on the computer screen with a Read More…

Improving Accessible Design/Universal Design in Your Course

In many ways, universal design addresses the larger issues of usability by making things easier for everyone. The one accessibility issue that is thought to Read More…

Sites for Free Images

Our faculty members have been asking for some free images  to use in their Moodle courses.  Here are several sites which have free photos and Read More…

Copyright-Free Images

Dear Dr. Tech-Know:  I want to add images to my Moodle course, but I am nervous about copyright issues.  How can I be sure that Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Michael McMurray, MS, Ed.D

Mike has been teaching for the School of Education at GSC for over a year. He has taught both face-to-face and online classes and has Read More…

Closed Captioning for Video Needed

Dear Dr. Tech-Know:  One of my students has told me she needs closed captioning on the videos I have included in my online class.  What Read More…

Email Notification of Forum Posts

Dear Dr. Tech-Know: I am using a General Discussions and Questions forum in my course so that any student can ask a question and anyone Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Christine Tate, MA

Christine Tate has been teaching at Granite State College in the School of Education (SOE) for seven years. Outside GSC she teaches in Litchfield NH Read More…

Changing the maximum file size for assignment submissions

As they submit assignments, my students may be uploading some large files in Moodle. How can I be sure that they will not get a Read More…

Faculty Spotlight: Mark F. Jewell, ND, PhD

Mark Jewell teaches master’s degree courses in the Leadership program at Granite State College. He has been teaching for fifteen years and online for the Read More…

Discussion Rubrics

There are a variety of ways to assess discussions in an online course. Rubrics provide a concrete and descriptive summary for the learners. Students find Read More…

Discussion Forum Grading Rubric (Sample 2)

Discussion Forum Grading Rubric Assignment Goal: To take part in on-line discussions providing meaningful feedback and or comments on that week’s topic or assignments. Requirement: Read More…

Use a Getting Started Module in an Online Course

A Getting Started Module or Module 0 can serve as the orientation to an online course. The purpose of this module is to help students Read More…

FERPA and Privacy

Instructors are beginning to require the use of non-Moodle blogs and wikis in their classes. They are also asking their students to post their own Read More…

Learner Centered Teaching

The one who does the work does the learning. Way back in November of 2011, several members of our instructional design team attended a workshop Read More…

10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching

Best Practices in Distance Education — These principles were developed at Penn State’s World Campus.  This special report from Distance Education was written by Lawrence Read More…

Assessing Online Learning: Strategies, Challenges and Opportunities

This special report features ten articles from Online Classroom that may cause you to examine your current methods of online assessment, and perhaps add something Read More…

Copyright – some interactive sites

I have been using an interactive site from Baruch College to determine whether content may be legally used on a website or in online course. Read More…

Copyright Fair Use and How it Works for Online Images

“You’ve heard the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when that picture is protected by copyright, the picture is only worth Read More…