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Follow Up Friday: Creating Engaging Videos, Canvas Training, and Upcoming Training

January 28, 2022

Online Teaching Highlight: Creating Engaging Videos

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Creating presence, capturing attention, and engaging learners often can feel much easier in a face-to-face classroom setting. So much so, that translating your presence to capture your learner’s attention through engaging content into an online format can feel a bit daunting because it is less intuitive. What do you do? The easy answer to what to do to engage learners is to record a video. However, the tough question is: how do you create a good video or at least one that your students will actually watch while still teaching them the content? The answer is easier than you might think!

Check out Clemson Online’s PDF on Creating Engaging Videos to learn the best practices that can help you get started on creating lecture content that impacts your students!

In Case You Missed It

  • Quick Hits: Canvas and Quizzes 2 – Using Speedgrader
    • In the first Quick Hit in our series on Canvas and Quizzes, we examined how to quickly and effectively create quizzes from question banks.
    • In this conclusion to our series on Canvas and Quizzes, we looked at how to use Speedgrader in Canvas to evaluate work quickly while providing quality feedback.
    • If you were not able to attend this second live training in this series then view the recording in Ensemble!

Upcoming CO Training

If you have missed our first live training of Spring 2022, then be sure to check out the following for details on what we have coming up next and how to register!

  • Workshop Wednesday: Learning From Failures (In Online Teaching)
    • Join us for a panel session from three faculty who have learned, the hard way at times, how to teach online well. We share our failures, what we learned from them, and how you can learn from our mistakes.
    • Topics include rubrics, replying to student emails, settings for the discussion board, and more!
    • Wednesday 02/02/2022, from 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
    • Register here!
  • First Friday Coffee & Conversation: Teaching Strategies for Staying Flexible
    • Join this informal roundtable discussion with your colleagues as we share what strategies have worked (or maybe what have not worked) as we remain flexible and fluid in our teaching.
    • Friday 02/04/2022, from 8:15 am – 9:00 am (have your coffee ready!)
    • Register Here!
  • Spring 2022 Training Calendar

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