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 for Diverse Learners

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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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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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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Increasing Interaction and Engagement in Online Courses

The fear of a lack of student engagement and interaction in online courses is often a trigger for high levels of anxiety among online instructors. While student engagement does not happen by accident, it may be surprising to learn that by improving your course design, maintaining a consistent presence in the course, and providing choices will significantly improve student engagement in your online course. Learn about some strategies that help overcome obstacles to student engagement.

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Fall 2018 Quality Matters (QM) Events

UAB eLearning and Professional Studies will be hosting a series of face-to-face and online Quality Matters (QM) events during the Fall 2018 semester.

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Complete The QM Rubric Sixth Edition Update Online Session by December, 31, 2018

The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition, was released on July 2nd.

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UAB Quality Matters Utilization Plan for 2018-2021

Over the previous academic year, the Quality Matters (QM) Utilization Implementation Plan (QmUIP) task force members have been developing the UAB QM Utilization Plan for 2018-2021.

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ProctorU Town Hall Meeting for UAB

Join us for lunch and an interactive discussion about online proctoring.

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Using Poll Everywhere to enhance teaching and learning

Poll Everywhere is a web-based audience response system that allows students to vote on instructor-generated polls through text messaging (SMS), smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Zoom is coming to UAB!

Zoom provides users the ability to seamlessly create video conferences and instantly record and add to Kaltura media space inside Canvas.

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Assist learners to be more engaged in the learning process

Content selected for courses and the presentation in the course design are in place to provide rigor, challenging and motivating learning opportunities that encourage, engage learners, and stimulate deeper learning.

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Poll Everywhere is Here!

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. Responding on the web or via SMS texting, the audience can participate in interactive activities during the instructor’s presentations.

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Diverse learners provide diverse design opportunities

Multi-level diversity gives faculty opportunities to create course content that provides multiple means of representation in the course design for all learners.

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A new Quality Matters rubric is on its way

The Quality Matters (QM) Higher Education Rubric, Sixth Edition will be released July 2018. So what does that mean for you?

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Pay a visit to the eLPS office for an Open House Event

Come join the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies at 2112 11th Avenue South, Suite 200 on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 between 9 am and 4 pm for an Open House Event.

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Technology-enabled learning trends that will change the way we look at learning

Learn about five technology-enabled learning trends that will have a significant impact on the learning ecosystem.

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Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Brenda Bertrand, recipient of Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses

Dr. Brenda Bertrand’s NTR 601: Advanced Medical Nutrition course covers nutrition’s role in the treatment of disease.

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Top 10 Ways Instructional Designers Can Help You

Instructional Designers work with faculty to design, develop, and evaluate courses.

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