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Online Teaching Tools

This page provides online teaching tools that may be useful to you and your classroom

USU's Online Delivery Mode Recommendations

Online courses are taught asynchronously with all content hosted and delivered in Canvas. This is a summary of USU's recommendations for online course delivery.

How Harvard's Star Computer-Science Professor Built a Distance Learning Empire

David Malan is a rising star in Harvard's computer science department. He devotes almost all of his time, and even publishes research on, his introductory course CS50. Malan's CS50 course has caught the eye of many from around the world for it's extremely well thought out and developed online instruction.

Original Article Publication Date: 07/21/2020

18 Business Videos You're Free to Use in Class

The demand for videos to be used in class is ever increasing, and this list of 18 high quality videos compiled by Harvard Business Review are a great place to look if you need to convey an idea simply or over the internet.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/05/2020

Deep Dive Into Case Teaching Online - Harvard Business Publishing

This pre-recorded webinar from Harvard Business Publishing takes a look into what it takes to teach well online, specifically when teaching with cases and with other forms of active learning.

Original Article Publication Date: 04/22/2020

Which Online Communication Platform is Right for You?

As online classes become more and more prevalent, and more aspects of traditional classes are handled online, effective online communication plays an ever increasing key role in the success of students. There are many communication programs out there, all with individual strengths and limitations. Which one is right for your course?

Innovative Teaching: Experiences with Online Teaching

This article is a product of an interview that was conducted by the Strategic Management Teaching Committee. They interviewed Pinar Ozcan who is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School in the UK. She has taught popular MBA strategy courses that were completely online and gives her advice for online teaching during the interview.

Distance Learning Solutions

As university and college courses require adaptation for online completion, these platforms and systems will help you decide how best to teach your course, keeping students actively engaged.

How to Be a Better Online Teacher

Only 9% of college teachers prefer to teach in an online learning environment. But online enrollment keeps rising, and there is evidence that online teaching can provide similar learning outcomes to traditional learning environments. These tips can help you to improve your online teaching and lead to student success.

Straight Up Business Institute Online for Free

If your entrepreneurial course is going online due to COVID-19 this is an online course, you may want as a resource. Using a 6-level framework, the Idea Maker course helps students to bring their business ideas to reality.

Original Article Publication Date: 03/25/2020

The 25 Best Economics Podcasts of 2019

This article lays out the 25 best economics podcasts from the last year. Podcasts are a great way to inform students about the every day realities and applications of economics. They can serve as valuable and interesting supplemental class material. Economics podcasts range from highly technical all the way to being approachable by people who have little economic training. Because of this, podcasts can find application in any classroom.

Original Article Publication Date: 09/18/2019

VALUE Rubrics: Assessing Student Learning and Graduation Preparedness

The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The core expectations articulated in all 15 of the VALUE rubrics should be translated into the language of individual campuses and disciplines. keywords: grading, assessment

Making Audio QR Codes

This step by step guide provides instructions on how to create a QR code that can be scanned by students to access prerecorded audio. QR codes are small barcode like images that can be scanned from a smartphone to quickly access online content. This content can be a simple image, a YouTube video, a web page, or any other content.

Understanding Your IDEA Student Evaluations and Helpful Tips For Improving Your Teaching

IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. The resources provided here will help you to understand the student evaluations you receive from IDEA as well as provide some useful tips for improving your teaching and your student evaluations.

Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assesment

Flipgrid is the leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 180+ countries. Create a Grid community for your classroom, school, PLC, #GridPals, families, and more! Use technology to have engaging and formative discussions. Keywords: Tech, Technology, Communication

Original Article Publication Date: 11/08/2018

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

Campus Technology provides 16 sites for educators to find quality open educational resource (OER) textbooks and other class materials including practice questions and textbooks adapted for students with disabilities.

Big Data: 33 Brilliant And Free Data Sources Anyone Can Use

Data is an incredibly important resource for any businesses because it can help expose variability and optimize operations for the highest quality results. Regardless of the industry, data is beginning to change how we do business. Scientific research is based on the gathering and analysis of measurable data, this type of analysis provides companies with the reliable information they need to make decisions. Many companies of various sizes believe they have to collect their own data to see benefits from big data analytics, but it’s simply not true. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of free datasets available, ready to be used and analyzed by anyone willing to look for them. In the link pr...

Original Article Publication Date: 02/12/2016

Power to Business Professors: Automatic grading of problem-solving tasks in a spreadsheet

Professors that are experts in Excel can create tasks such as problem solving and tests. Students are able to receive feedback while working on the assignment that is already built in the system. VBA is used. This tool is to help with learning for students rather than simply memorization.

Poll Everywhere

Poll Everywhere transforms one-sided presentations into two-way conversations with the audience. This web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones.

Kahoot! - Learning Games

Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, free for teachers. Kahoots are best played in a group setting, for example, a classroom. Players answer the questions on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson. It creates a ‘campfire moment’ encouraging players to look up and celebrate together. Besides creating your own kahoots, you can search among millions of existing games.

Let's use video to reinvent education

In his TED Talk "Let's use video to reinvent education" Sal Khan, the founder of The Khan Academy, highlights some of the benefits of using video instruction in the classroom, which include allowing students to learn at their own pace, "flipping" the classroom, and allowing for mastery of skills.

Original Article Publication Date: 03/01/2011

Top 25 Excel Tips and Tricks

This video contains 25 basic Excel tricks that gives learners a glimpse of what Excel can do. Below is the list in numerical order that is shown in the video.

Original Article Publication Date: 11/19/2018