Follow Up Friday

January 27, 2023

Consider adding microlectures to your online course and try out the lightboard!

From the Archives:

Microlectures and LightboardA man writing on the Lightboard; image says "Bring your classroom into the 21st century with Lightboard!

What is a microlecture and how can it impact learning? 

  • Microlectures are intentionally short (less than 10 minutes) and specific lectures on a single topic or skill.
  • They are best used for fundamental concepts/skills and challenging topics in the course.
  • Microlectures can benefit your students by providing essential content within the window when their attention is strongest. Evidence suggests that as more time is spent viewing a video, there is a measurable decrease in active attention being paid to that video (Guo et. al, 2014).

Using Clemson Online Lightboard to make Microlectures

  • Lightboard allows you to create a visually engaging video where you can use a dry-erase board while still facing your students.
  • Creating a simulated face-to-face presence in your online course can help learners maintain their attention (Ravensbergen et. al, 2018).
  • The Clemson Online Video Production team produces your content from start to finish. Learn more here.
  • Schedule a meeting with Dallas Lenderman, Video Production Manager, be email:

Check out the full post on mini-lectures from last year.

Upcoming Opportunities

QM Cohort – Final Deadline

If you are seeking professional development for your tenure or promotion file and you have taught a course either fully online or hybrid at least once, consider applying for the Spring 2023 QM CohortApplications will close on January 30th, 2023.


Presentation – Formative & Summative Assessments in Canvas

Wednesday, February 1

Join us for a presentation on using formative and summative assessments in Canvas. In this session, you will learn the difference between these types of assessments, which one to use based on your course learning objectives, and how to use Canvas to deliver them effectively.

  • Facilitated by James Butler, Digital Learning Strategist
  • Time: 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
  • Location: Virtual

Register here for Formative and Summative Assessments in Canvas on February 1st.


Clemson Online Spring 2023 Events Calendar

Review Clemson Online’s Calendar of Events page for the instructional development events we will offer in Spring 2023.

Contact James Butler with any questions about these sessions.

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