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Spring Semester course evaluations open April 30

April 23, 2018 by | Uncategorized

It has been exactly one year since Chapman University moved to paperless course evaluations, saving over 100,000 sheets of paper annually. Students will see the links to all available evaluations on their Blackboard landing pages starting on April 30 for courses in the standard Spring Semester calendar. Students should wait until their instructor provides time

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Rinker Campus Faculty: Submit Final Grades Spring Trimester 2018

April 16, 2018 by | Technology

All Spring semester grades are due Monday, April 23, 2018, but why wait! Online grade submission must be done through my.chapman.edu; grades entered into Blackboard are not considered official and are not applied to student records. For step-by-step instructions on how to assign final grades please download the PDF below. Also, for more training and

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Improving Accessibility Learn it, do it

April 14, 2018 by | Technology

Several months ago, a hot news item was the Department of Justice’s finding that UC-Berkeley housed several public educational videos that weren’t accessible to people with sight and hearing issues. As a result, UC-Berkeley took down the access to these videos. This put higher education institutions into a panic, and the conversation continues in many

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Accessible PDFs

April 14, 2018 by | Technology

Creating accessibility in PDFs can feel like a daunting task. We are fortunate, however, at Chapman University to have Acrobat Pro at our disposal for ensuring that PDFs are accessible. If you are a Chapman faculty member and you haven’t already taken advantage of this resource, you can contact the service desk, at servicedesk@chapman.edu, to

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FOCI Week is here! IETL's Faculty Open Classroom Initiative Week is April 11-17

April 9, 2018 by | Uncategorized

The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s (IETL) newest campus-wide program launches this week. The Faculty Open Classroom Initiative (FOCI) will be held April 11-17 on the Orange Campus, with over 60 full-time and part-time faculty opening their classes to visiting colleagues. The purpose of FOCI Week, modeled after similar programs at Yale and other universities,

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Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays at 12:00PM Pacific Time

April 2, 2018 by | Technology

Tech Tuesdays take place every Tuesday at 12:00PM Pacific Time. We use the easy online Zoom video conference platform where anyone with a computer or a mobile device can join us to talk about a new technology. We typically present a specific technology each week for ~10 minutes and then allow up to 20 minutes

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Connecting faculty with colleagues and content Register NOW for Faculty Open Classroom Initiative (FOCI) Week

March 12, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Ever wonder how other faculty members teach? What their classrooms are like? How it feels to be a student today, specifically at Chapman? The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s (IETL’s) new Faculty Open Classroom Initiative – FOCI, for short – aims to connect Chapman’s teaching faculty to each other by pairing volunteer faculty

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Poll Everywhere Student App

March 12, 2018 by | Technology

Poll Everywhere app allows you to: Easily access Instructor’s session of questions Respond instantly Download App The Poll Everywhere app is available on iOS 9.0 or later and Android 4.4 tablets and phones. Download on your Apple® device Download on your Android™ device Log in to app Click on the Three Bar symbol at the