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Accessible Word Documents Tools for Faculty

November 17, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Word documents are often used to deliver content and agendas to students in courses. Whether faculty know it or not, a portion of their students may be at a disadvantage when trying to extract the information from Word pages due to documented or undocumented disabilities. Some of the various issues that may prevent students from

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The most ubiquitous software in classrooms: PowerPoint

November 17, 2017 by | Technology

For many years the most visited post on this blog site was one that I wrote several years ago titled, “In a Rut with PowerPoint.”  In that post I described a few alternatives to this software, that could help to shake up the presentation experience.  I reprised this post a few years later, with some

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We’re Moving! Dec 18th

November 16, 2017 by | Technology

In a few weeks the Office of Academic Technology & Digital Scholarship will be moving to the Tech Hub, located in DeMille Hall 104. This new space will feature the latest and greatest technology for faculty to use. Additionally, faculty can drop in for tech support at our “Genius Corner” and will be able to

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Turnitin Writing Project Example

November 13, 2017 by | Technology

Research Ideas (Paper Assignment)- Week 1 (10pts) Research Outline Draft (Revision Assignment)- Week 2 (20pts) Research Outline Final Daft (Paper Assignment)- Week 2 (10pts) Extended Outline (Paper Assignment)- Week 3 (25pts) Extended Outline (PeerMark Assignment)- Week 3 (15pts) Research Final Draft (Paper Assignment)- Week 4 (30pts) Research Final Draft (PeerMark Assignment)- Week 4 (20pts) Panel

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Building Humanities Infrastructure with Patrik Svensson

November 10, 2017 by | Technology

Announcing an exciting event to be held in Chapman’s almost-completed new Tech Hub space: Title: Challenging Infrastructural Regimes/ Framing Humanistic Infrastructure By Patrik Svensson (bio, below) Time: 2:30-4 pm Place: The Tech Hub, DeMille Hall 104 Sponsor: the Office of Academic Technology and Digital Scholarship Bio for Svensson (adapted from patriksv.com): Svensson’s scholarship focuses on the

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Course Evaluations are coming . . . from the Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - www.chapman.edu/IETL

November 7, 2017 by | Learner Experience

It’s soon to be THAT time of year: end of semester course evaluations for our students to complete. Recently, there have been several articles published discussing how course evaluations are used (or misused) in the evaluation of faculty. Betsy Barre at Rice University’s Center for Teaching Excellence does a fantastic job presenting a literature review of the historical course

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Turnitin Download Students' Work

November 6, 2017 by | Technology

Why Download Students’ Work? Print out paper copies of students’ work. To view and mark offline. Archive copies on your computer of either the original file submitted by the student or the electronically marked paper. Access Assignments From Prior Terms If the course has ended you can still access the student’s assignments through Turnitin’s site.

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Turnitin Commenting Tools

October 30, 2017 by | Technology

Bubble comments– You can leave a bubble comment by clicking anywhere on the page or by selecting a portion of text. Select the speech bubble icon from the in-context marking tool to leave a bubble comment. QuickMarks- You can leave a QuickMark by clicking anywhere on the page or by selecting a portion of text.

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Turnitin Viewing Similarity Matches

October 25, 2017 by | Technology

The Match Overview The Match Overview gives Instructors a list of all the matches that have been found on a students submitted paper. Click the red numerical similarity score from the similarity toolbar to view the Match Overview. A list of matches will be displayed in descending order. Click the arrow to the right of