In this Issue: Announcing Poll Everywhere
- What is Poll Everywhere?
- Using Poll Everywhere in an Asynchronous Online Course
- Meet Your DEU Instructional Designer: Derek Fenlon
- Tips on Starting a Summer Podcast Club
- InstructureCon 2022
- DEU Support and Contact Information
Continue reading “DEU EdTech Quick Tips – Issue 67”
Poll Everywhere is a web-based polling tool now available at USask. It allows for group engagement, feedback, and interaction through live online polling, surveys, Q&As, quizzes, word clouds, and more. Poll Everywhere is also a fairly flexible tool, and can be used for teaching and learning in face-to-face synchronous, online synchronous (i.e., Zoom), and online asynchronous situations. This post will focus on providing some tips and ideas for using Poll Everywhere in your asynchronous online courses, including instructions for how to embed the activity into a Canvas page.
Continue reading “Using Poll Everywhere in an Asynchronous Online Course”
In this Issue: Formative Mid-Term Feedback For You
- Gaining insights from student feedback
- Mid-term student survey templates
- Student-to-student advice
- DEU support and contact information
Continue reading “DEU EdTech Quick Tips – Issue 25”
Sometimes it’s difficult to know what’s working in your online class and what barriers students are quietly navigating without feedback. A common practice in post secondary institutions is to collect student evaluations at the end of the term to better understand what students thought of the course design and your teaching strategies. At the Distance Education Unit (DEU) we encourage instructors to create spaces for students to provide feedback throughout the term allowing you to make small changes on the fly and enhancing the student learning experience while it still counts.
In this blog post we’ll provide you with a number of ways you might encourage student feedback and what to do with the suggestions once you have them. Continue reading “Gaining insights from student feedback”