Up to now, Qualtrics software (for surveys and polls) has only been available to Faculty and Staff at Chapman. This Fall we will be running a pilot project for student researchers to have Qualtrics access. For those who would like to participate, there is a Pilot Project Kickoff Meeting in BK 201 from 11-12 on
In a few weeks I’ll be speaking at Chapman Town Hall, “Data Analytics and Big Data at Chapman: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Date: Oct 7, 2016 Time: 12-2pm Place: Pralle Lecture Hall, Beckman Hall 104 Description: Analytics and big data are hot topics today, impacting all aspects of life, work, and society. In higher education
Two things happened to me this week that might not seem related, but in some ways I believe they are. On Thursday night I teach until 10pm. It’s really the latest that I’ve ever hung out on campus, as I exit the classroom building at that hour and make my way across the
WordPress offers many possibilities for faculty who wish for their students to be completing writing or multimedia assignments in an open online platform. However, there are many varieties of WordPress available to faculty, and some decisions need to be made to help faculty select the best-possible variant of WordPress for their learning objectives, and to
PollEverywhere is now free for Chapman faculty to use. Instructions for setting up PE can be found HERE. Here are some ways in which you might use Polleverywhere in your classes at Chapman: Drawing out quiet students with open-ended questions Think Pair Share Attendance Reading quizzes Testing for understanding of class material Application Questions of
If you’re a faculty member, you are certainly gearing up for the fall semester and are wanting to see your student rosters. Of course you’ve probably already noticed that we are no longer using WebAdvisor for course rosters, and they are now in the Faculty Portal on Campus Solutions (at my.chapman.edu ). Here are some
Blackboard’s default settings sometimes obfuscate how to find important information in your course. You can change many settings to make your course easier to navigate. Here are three simple ways to make Blackboard work better for your course: Set your landing page to the most important information: Changing the Landing Page. Rename your course menu
With the increased use of iPads for teaching, faculty are asking what the best Apps are for use in the classroom. Unfortunately doing a google search on that topic produces a pretty scattered (and dated) list of App links. I found one promising list that way, but the rest of them were basically dead ends.
Audrey Watters is one of the more vocal voices in the world of educational technology. Her blog, “Hack Education,” is a provocative must-read for those of us who think a lot about the relationship between education and technology. Audrey has just published a short ebook titled, What Monsters Lurk in Your LMS? Here is an
There are some changes afoot in Academic Technology here at Chapman. First of all, we’ve moved to Smith Hall, suite 20 (which is accessible via the staircase near the elevator lift). Also, we’ve grown! Kim Welch who joined us during the summer is now the Blackboard Administrator. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.