Don’t Let the Weather Disrupt Your Course!

Unexpected events can disrupt precious class time. With a little preparation, you can keep the continuity of learning moving: post course content on Blackboard Learn use various discussion options to engage students in dialogue (discussion forums, VoiceThread) create short content videos to deliver content whether it’s narrating and annotating slides or problem solving using Panopto […]

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What’s Your Course Accessibility Score?

Starting December 17th, 2019 your Blackboard Learn courses received the gift of Ally, a tool that gauges content accessibility and provides guidance and tips to make lasting improvements. Use self-help resources  on www.wit.edu/accessibility, attend LIT workshops or drop into Beatty 318 for more information. Can Universal Design for Learning (UDL) reduce your course pain points? […]

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Rethinking the Way College Students are Taught

Learners often express preferences about how they would like to receive information – by reading, hearing or doing – and these are often referred to as ‘learning styles’. Many teachers believe that assessing learning styles and teaching to learners’ preferences will improve learning. While your students may have a preference, they also use different styles […]

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LIT now offers academic-focused video services to support teaching and learning

LIT is pleased to announce the addition of academic-focused professional video services to support teaching and learning for online, hybrid and traditional courses at the institution. We have recently purchased high-end video equipment including: a Sony NX100 NXCAM professional  camcorder, Sennheiser wireless microphones and lighting equipment to enhance the overall quality of the materials that […]

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Creating the Active Classroom 201

Last month our “Creating the Active Classroom 101” blog addressed some easy methods faculty could implement into your class with minimal disruption to your current teaching style. This month LIT would like to share more active classroom methods that build on last month’s 101. To facilitate student involvement, reflection, interaction, and enjoyment in the learning […]

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