Image created using Canva.com and BlackIllustrations.com By Jennifer Bland Have you heard the word HyFlex recently? While the idea of HyFlex courses is not new, they have gained traction in the nationwide post-COVID enrollment slump. HyFlex courses provide the greatest flexibility for students by allowing students to attend face-to-face, synchronously via a scheduled virtual meeting, or … Continue reading HyFlex: Choose Your Own Attendance!
Want to get your Course QM Certified? Do This!
Imaged made at Canva.com By Toni DiMella There are about 2300 courses that have been certified by QM using the Higher Education rubric. Only 9 of these courses are taught in South Carolina, and all of those are at Clemson University. If QM is so widely recognized for online and hybrid course quality assurance, why … Continue reading Want to get your Course QM Certified? Do This!
Make or use FREE images like the one above at Canva.com! By Toni DiMella You have probably heard the staff of the Center for Academic Innovation and Faculty Support (CAIFS) refer to QM in meetings, webinars, and trainings. Over the past year, USC Upstate has been transitioning from using the Online Course Quality Review Rubric … Continue reading QM What?
Finding Time for the Good Stuff
Make FREE images like the one above at Canva.com using their templates! by Toni DiMella This can be a stressful time of year for those who work in education. Getting ready for the new year, creating content, developing assessments and activities, mapping out new courses...there is a lot to do! But it’s often not the … Continue reading Finding Time for the Good Stuff
Maintaining Presence All Semester
Image from BlackIllustrations.com By Toni DiMella Even pre-covid, everyone left campus at the end of a semester tired. After 15 weeks of grading, schedule changes, advising, and administrative duties, everyone’s goal is to make it to the start of the break. After a few Netflix marathons and a week or two without grading, you begin … Continue reading Maintaining Presence All Semester
Providing Accessible Documents
Accessibility Symbols from Respaut (2018) How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 2) By Kristen Stevenson There are several simple steps that you can take to ensure course content is accessible to all students, regardless of need or preference. While you may need to remind yourself of these steps at first, it is … Continue reading Providing Accessible Documents