Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer

Posted: April 17, 2017 10:20:00 AM CDT

Day in the Life of an Instructional Designer

Matching teaching strategies with technology solutions is a broad way to describe the job of an instructional designer. They train people not only in how to use educational technologies, but why and when to use them to maximize the teaching and learning experience. Instructional designers often work in higher education, elementary or secondary education, government, or companies providing educational support services. I sat down with Steven McGahan, one of our own instructional designers at...

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By: Alyssa Wyant

Category: Instructional Technology, eCampus

Canvas brown bag luncheon

Posted: April 5, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Canvas brown bag luncheon

In our Canvas brown bag luncheon on Tuesday April 4, our presenters talked about specific course design that they used.  Michael DeLorm spoke about how he used the Attendance in his Canvas class. Ben Malczyk demonstrate how he used the Syllabus as his Home Page.  Ben Brachle spoke about how he created a Page that linked to other Pages for his Home Page. Jeff Wells talked about using Modules for his Home Page.  Shahla Alavi established that one of the easiest ways to share...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Instructional Technology, Information Technology Services

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You?

Posted: March 27, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You?

Blackboard to Canvas. What’s In It for You? It’s almost impossible to talk about Canvas without comparing it to Blackboard. Bb is the LMS I have known for the longest time. Although none of my graduate degrees were online, I had the opportunity to take many online courses in the University of Nebraska system and as a result, I became comfortable learning online and very appreciative of the flexibility and the choice of taking either online or face to face courses during my...

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By: Dr. Martonia Gaskill

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

Attend a Canvas Brown Bag

Posted: March 8, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Attend a Canvas Brown Bag

Nebraskan Student Union - Room 310 12:30 - 1:30 pm March 28th and April 4th Bring Your Lunch and Learn about Canvas Presenters: UNK Faculty teaching in the Spring 2017 Canvas Early Access Pilot March 28 - Getting Started, Successes and Stumbling Blocks April 4 - Examples of Canvas course design used by our faculty  Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 June 2018 Canvas Early Access Pilot (22 Courses) Use Canvas or Blackboard Use Canvas or Blackboard Canvas is default;...

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By: Jane Petersen

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

Canvas first Impression by Karl Borden

Posted: February 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Canvas first Impression by Karl Borden

There were a number of faculty who were invited to migrate one course to Canvas this Spring semester.   I don't have a list of those who participated, but as one of the participants I am most willing to share my (meager) knowledge of Canvas with my colleagues.   Don, Shala and Jane have been extraordinarily patient with those, like myself, who are technology-challenged, but I do have a couple of unsolicited suggestions for everyone as you make the transition.  If they disagree...

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By: Karl Borden

Category: Information Technology Services, Instructional Technology

It is time to start packing!  Start teaching your first course in Canvas this summer!

Posted: February 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

It is time to start packing!  Start teaching your first course in Canvas this summer!

Beginning this summer, all UNK courses will be uploaded to Blackboard and to Canvas.  Faculty have the option to choose which LMS they want to use in 2017 summer and fall courses. The easiest way to get ready for the move to Canvas is to go live with your first course in Canvas this summer followed with another or all of your courses in Canvas this fall. Spring 2018 – All courses are taught in Canvas.  No courses will be uploaded to Blackboard. On June 30th our Blackboard...

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By: Jane Petersen

Category: Instructional Technology, Information Technology Services

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