Category results for: Teaching Tips

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: University Faculty Resource

At the most recent strategic planning meeting someone mentioned the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.  VCU subscribes to this resource. Here is the blog entry where I describe how you can sign up to access it:  

Nursing Commons

When searching for material, I came across the Nursing Commons, a digital repository of scholarly work from doctoral students and faculty that has been curated by university librarians. The Nursing Commons is a part of the Digital Commons Network.  According to their website: The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds […]

The Online Classroom Newsletter

The current issue of the online classroom newsletter is available here: If you haven’t done so, please make sure to sign up for a subscription.  The VCU authorization code and instructions for signing up is available in the IT space.

A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Designing and Delivering an Online Course

Here is a great resource by Carlow University that shows how to design and deliver an online course.  It was created for the Center for Digital Learning & Innovation at Carlow University.

Add Interactive Quizzing to Kaltura Lectures

Kaltura includes an easy to use wizard for creating an unlimited number of questions that you can embed at chosen points in your lecture. The multiple choice format allows for 2, 3, or 4 answers and flexible settings give you the ability to choose if learners can skip questions, revise answers, get hints and/or discover […]

Troubleshoot Viewing of Echo Recordings

If you or your students attempt to view an Echo recording and receive an error message that the correct version of the Adobe Flash player is not installed, it is NOT necessary to upgrade the player. There is actually a simple fix that involves enabling Flash in the browser as shown below: Use the Chrome browser […]

Operation Outbreak: The Case of the Sick Swimmers

Faculty teaching Nursing 309, Population Health, wanted to give students an opportunity to participate in the investigation of a public health crisis. To make this a more immersive experience, SON IT staff converted a paper-based epidemiology case study to an online format that begins with a pre-assessment.  As the case unfolds, students are presented with […]

Nursing of Children Students Participate in an Interactive Case Study

        Last semester, students in NURS 345 were introduced to “Rodney,” a four-year-old male who was referred to the ER by his pediatrician. Dr. Shockey engaged students in a discussion of the unfolding case, which was projected in the classroom and included audio and visuals for added realism.  Because the case was […]

Using Video in your Course

At Friday’s Teaching Academy session, we had a lively discussion on using video in your course.  There are a few VCU resources that may be of tremendous help to you as you are planning to add video content.  They are: VCU Kanopy Streaming – a resource from VCU Libraries which gives you access to thousands of […]

Active Learning with Dr. Richard Felder

I happened to come across Dr. Richard Felder’s Random Thoughts columns and thought that I had stumbled onto a gold mine of powerful insights related to teaching and learning.  Dr. Felder is the Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the author of of over 150 education-related papers. This YouTube […]

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