Quality Matters Rubric Update Deadline Extended

If you haven’t completed the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric Update training yet, we have good news — the deadline for completing the free session is now January 31, 2019. Please note: due to a scheduled upgrade, Moodle (QM’s Learning Management System hosting the Rubric Update training) will be unavailable from Monday, December 24, 2018, until Sunday, January 7, 2019.

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Supporting Rigor, Engagement, and Knowledge Transfer

What makes a course hard or rigorous? Is it the length of assignments (cumulative) or type of assignment and assessment? How does student engagement in a digital platform factor into teaching diverse learners? The optimal expectation is for learners to question assumptions and think deeply about the course content and its application. To accomplish this, some instructors may add additional assignments, multiple articles, and links to external web pages to the courses to enhance rigor and student engagement in online classes. But, what does rigor look like for students? What are the iGen’ers and millennials preferred way of engaging In the online environment and how can rigor and engagement be accomplished in Canvas courses with minimal effort?

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UAB Has Extended its Service with GoToMeeting/GoToTraining

UAB has extended its service with GoToMeeting/GoToTraining until December 31st, 2018. Please feel free to continue using the GoToMeeting/GoToTraining service for any scheduled December meetings.

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Join the Canvas Community Forum

Do you have or are you looking for creative ideas for Canvas to share with colleagues at UAB? Do you have Canvas feature ideas? If you answer yes to both questions, then please join the UAB Canvas User Group where you can collaborate with other UAB Canvas users and get answers to common questions, find solutions to Canvas problems, and more. Please visit the UAB eLearning website for details on the group and information on how to join. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Weldon.

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OLC Accelerate 2018 Virtual Conference Sessions Available

The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies is hosting attendance to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2018 Virtual Conference for UAB faculty and staff, on November 14 – 16, 2018.

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Media Services Spotlight

Take a look at how media may enhance your online course. For more information, contact Justin Moon at justmoon@uab.edu.


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