This updated edition of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies provides instructors with “practical examples of how low-cost and free technologies can be used to support student learning…”. Read this ebook to learn about technologies that can be used to improve communication and student engagement within an online modality.
This concise book seeks to support “faculty needs for online course design, teaching, and continuous improvement.” Within each topic, this books offers introductory and foundational information, as well as information and resources for improvement and best practices.
In this scholarly work, the authors provide a comprehensive overview of educational technology. Readers will learn how to effectively use existing and emerging technologies, as well as how to apply pedagogical strategies within a technological context.
This book functions as a guide to support instructors as they plan both asynchronous and synchronous remote instruction courses. While some parts of this book may be specific to a learning management system known as Brightspace, many of the ideas and principles can be adopted in Canvas.
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These tech tips are intended to offer direction and advice for how to best set up and support your Canvas course. While not all are required, we highly encourage you to use these tech tools as a means to improve your course, which, in turn benefits the student and promotes positive learning outcomes.
Current research identifies synchronous communication as a highly effective mode of Online Learning. Canvas Conference is a great way to incorporate synchronous communication into your course. Watch this three-minute video for information on how to utilize Canvas Conference.
Google Voice is a free resource that allows instructors to maintain open communication with students without providing a personal phone number.
FSCJ offers free access to Brainfuse online tutoring for all FSCJ students. Brainfuse provides students with synchronous and asynchronous tutoring in a wide range of subjects. You can add Brainfuse directly to your Canvas navigation menu or to a specific module.
FSCJ uses Turnitin for originality checking and plagiarism prevention. Turnitin is integrated with Canvas, allowing instructors to set-up assignment submissions through Turnitin.
This five-minute video explains how to convert an assignment into a Turnitin assignment:
Studio is a tool within Canvas that allows instructors to engage students through audio/visual media. You may choose to use Studio to create videos, using your webcam or screen capture tools and adding closed captions for accessibility.
Doodle is an online tool that can be used for coordinating meetings or setting up presentation time slots.
All Canvas course content must be ADA accessible. If you choose to add content to your online class it is critical that the content meets ADA requirements and does not pose problems for any students with disabilities.
FSCJ Students can download the Microsoft Office Suite for free on up to five devises.
FSCJ Library and Learning Commons offer services and support to all FSCJ students, including all online faculty and staff. At every Library location, computer labs are available for student usage, including relevant software related to the programs of study at that specific location.
- Library and Computer Lab Locations and Hours
- Online Research Databases for Journal Articles, eBooks, and videos
- Online Research Assistance
- FSCJ’s LibGuides
- FSCJ’s Knowledge Base
All adjunct instructors have access to the free online version of Microsoft Office, known as Microsoft Office 365. While the software cannot be installed to your computer, you do have access to the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. As such, all activity with Office 365 will occur online.