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GoReact now supports multiple cameras in a single assignment.

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Kaltura has updated its interactive quiz feature and added the ability to add hotspots in videos.

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UAB eLearning is pleased to announce the expansion of the Respondus license to include Respondus Monitor.

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Instructors can now access Zoom Meeting Attendance Reports via the Zoom tab in Canvas.

The Blue Snowball microphone is a less than $50 option to bring high quality audio to your home and office lecture recordings.

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By Randi Kirkland

Blended/Hybrid courses can earn formal Quality Matters (QM) certification.

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By Randi Kirkland

Congratulations to the faculty members below whose courses have earned Quality Matters recognition recently!

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By Randi Kirkland

UAB QM Coordinators Samira Laouzai, MS and Randi Kirkland, PhD and School of Public Health Associate Professor Stacey Cofield, PhD will present at the 11th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning, hosted by Quality Matters in October. Their presentation, Yours, Mine, and Ours - Going QM @ UAB, will focus on implementing a Quality Matters initiative at UAB and lessons learned during that process.

Scarf wrapped around a tree branch.

By: Courtney Felton

SCARF is a social neuroscience based model introduced by Dr. David Rock in 2008. It has been widely used in management contexts but also has applications in education. The SCARF model includes 5 domains: Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness. Considering each of the five domains when designing a course increases student engagement in an often isolating online environment.

Respondus logo.

UAB eLearning is pleased to announce the expansion of the Respondus license to include Respondus Monitor. Through the Lock Down Browser & Respondus Monitor Canvas integration, Respondus Monitor uses the computer’s webcam and artificial intelligence to automatically proctor exams. This tool provides UAB with an additional proctoring option. ProctorU live exam proctoring is also available when you desire for an exam to have a live proctor.

Screenshot of the new elearning website.

The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the new eLearning website later today. The new look should be available tomorrow morning. The new website has been simplified utilizing an intuitive and improved navigational system.

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By: Randi Kirkland

Authentic assessments are those that require students to use skills and knowledge acquired in class to projects and scenarios they would encounter in their professional lives. Authentic assessments can be used in conjunction with traditional methods such as quizzes to assess or scaffold learning in multiple ways.

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By Randi Kirkland

Quality Matters (QM) Specific Standard 3.5 states “The course provides learners with multiple opportunities to track their learning progress with timely feedback.” Students may learn more effectively if they are provided constructive feedback at several points throughout the course. This will reinforce successes and allow them to correct mistakes on subsequent activities or higher stake assessments. Feedback and opportunities for students to track their own learning progress can occur in multiple ways.

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One of the new features in “My Media” in Canvas when embedding videos is the ability to choose whether or not you would like your students to be able to download your videos for offline viewing. Here is a guide on how to enable download.