Academic Technology

How can you use technology effectively when designing and teaching courses? Here you’ll find workshop resources, tutorials and videos to help you implement best practices when using technology for teaching.

Overview

How to Choose and Assess a Learning Tool – There are many options for which learning tools to use. This resource provides how-to information, best practices, examples and resources to help you determine the best learning tools to enhance students’ experience.

Moodle

Tips for Organizing Your Moodle Course — How can you organize the layout of your Moodle course so that students can focus their energy on learning?

Best Practices for Designing Your Moodle Course – What does a well-designed course look like in Moodle? This DELTA workshop has resources and tips for designing online courses in Moodle.

Create Interactive Content in Moodle with H5P – H5P is a tool in Moodle that allows you to create dynamic, interactive activities in your course using the “Interactive Content” activity type.

Overview of H5P Interactive Content – This 30-minute workshop recording will provide an overview of some H5P activities you can use to engage students with your content in Moodle.

Google Assignments – With Google Assignments, you can collect assignments and give feedback by integrating Google Drive and Moodle.

Panopto

Panopto Basics — Explore this all-inclusive video management platform for creating, hosting, and delivering video content to enhance your course and learning experience for your students. 

Video

PlayPosit: Interactive Video – Make instructional video more interactive and engaging by asking questions and providing opportunities for students to interact with content and each other.

Closed Captioning Resources – An overview of the approaches and options for captioning your live classroom videos and pre-recorded lectures.

Create a Video Introduction for Your Course – Establish teaching presence in your online class by including an introduction video.

Best Practices and Tips for Shooting Smartphone Videos – Create great videos for your class using your smartphone.

Current Virtual Reality Best Practices for the Classroom – VR is being used increasingly in both face-to-face and online learning environments around the world. These best practices can help you better understand this burgeoning technology.

Zoom

Leveraging Zoom Tools to Facilitate Engagement – Explore tools and strategies to get the most out of your synchronous class interactions.

Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom – Use the Breakout Room tool to split up your students into separate Zoom meeting spaces where they can talk and work together.

Increase Student Engagement in Zoom Breakout RoomsZoom breakout rooms can not only be used for students’ collaborative group work, but also for making monotonous activities more engaging. (This link will take you to a DELTA News article.)