Activities and Interaction: Learn More

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Activities and Interaction: Learn More


Purpose: The purpose of the Activities & Interaction video is to help you learn about effective ways you can incorporate active and engaged learning into your courses using the tools that are built into the Brightspace system.



Watching this video will assist you in meeting the following objectives:

Course
  • Develop an online course that incorporates eight general standards for quality online teaching.
  • Build an online course in the Brightspace learning management system
  • Design an online course specifically for the education of XULA students.


Module
  • Plan active and engaging learning activities that are clearly aligned with your learning outcomes.
  • Develop transparent assignments and activities for your students.
  • Identify tools in Brightspace that can promote active learning in your class.
  • Send email and instant messages through Brightspace.
  • Recognize the value of providing students with recognition for their learning accomplishments.


Task: Watch the video (12:04) before moving on to the next activity.


Dr. Jason S. Todd explains activities and interaction (12:04)
Dr. Jason S. Todd video transcript (PDF)


Resources Mentioned in the Video

Checklist for Designing a Transparent Assignment: The TILT Higher Ed project is still ongoing. This DRAFT checklist provide a clear outline and helpful suggestions for how to create a transparent assignment sheet for your assignment.

TILT Higher Ed Examples & Resources: This web page provides videos that explain each of the three components of a transparent assignment, links to articles about the impacts of using transparent assignments, and examples of assignments made transparent from a variety of disciplines.

The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education: This article discusses the effectiveness of digital badging from the student perspective and argues the use of badges in higher education courses can improve student organization and engagement.



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