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April 26, 2022

Three Helpful Cybersecurity Tips

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Transcript Hello, I’m Zac with the Office of Educational Development and today we’re going to be talking about three cybersecurity tips that could keep you and your students safe. Let’s get started! Tip One: Keep Your Software Up-To-Date We’ve all been there before: you’re working on a huge project and then you get a notification…


February 7, 2022

4 Simple Tech Tips that Seem Too Good to be True

When it comes to technology, there are a variety of errors we run into — this article is by no means a “one size fits all,” but rather a suggestion of steps you should take before giving up on your computer. We hope these four simple tech tips resolve your issues.   Restart Your Computer…


January 17, 2022

5 Tips for Keeping Your PC Clean

January is “Clean Up Your Computer” month — in the spirit of this celebration, we’ve decided to share our best tips for keeping your digital space spotless. Remove Unused Software One of the easiest ways to free up some space on your hard drive is to uninstall applications that you don’t use anymore. On Windows…


January 3, 2022

New Year, New Techniques: Fresh Instructional Design Trends for 2022

Written by Janay White, MA Estimated reading time: 4 minutes As the new year (and new semester) begins, you may be tasked with developing innovative solutions to keep your courses interactive and engaging. By rooting any changes you make in core instructional design principles, you will be better positioned to help your students succeed (Skyepack.com,…


December 27, 2021

How to Use Box Sync

Box Sync Download Transcript Hello, I’m Zac with the Office of Educational Development and today we’re going to be talking about how to use Box Sync — Let’s get started! To use Box Sync, you must first download the Box Sync app. You can find the download here. After this is installed, you should see…


December 20, 2021

Happy Holidays from OED

Transcript On behalf of the Office of Educational Development, I wish you a really happy holiday season. I hope your winter break is full of good food and great company. Happy Holidays!


December 13, 2021

Farewell, Bonnie!

Written by Bonnie Kenney, MEd The last eight years have seen many changes in higher education. Some have embraced these changes with open arms, while the rest have dug in their heels and been dragged kicking and screaming into the future. Change is not easy. Whether you have a year to transition from a face-to-face…


November 15, 2021

Common Accessibility Mistakes, Part Two

Written by Bonnie Kenney, MEd Creating course materials that are accessible for all students is important.  This article will attempt to address a few of the most common mistakes made when creating materials that will be disseminated electronically.  PDFs When using PDFs, follow these suggestions: Make sure the document has a title. You can check…


November 1, 2021

Common Accessibility Mistakes, Part One

Written by Bonnie Kenney, MEd Creating course materials that are accessible for all students is important.  This article will attempt to address a few of the most common mistakes made when creating materials that will be disseminated electronically.  Images Add descriptions or alternative tags (alt tags) to images.  This description is a textual alternative for…


October 4, 2021

Engage Students Using Microlectures

Written by Janay White, MA Microlectures are short, instructor-produced videos that are designed to provide effective explanations of a single concept or specific skill set (ACUE, 2020). The short videos (approximately 5 minutes) are easy to integrate into the curriculum, can be used as a component of online, blended, or face-to-face instruction, and can be combined with other learning activities to reinforce the…



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