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Note: This collection of teaching resources is only a small part of what is available for faculty. If you have a particular interest and would like additional support, or if you have suggestions for resources or topics to include in this collection, please contact the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence.

Sycamore Leaf Icon   The Sycamore Leaf Icon indicates that a resource is specific to Indiana State University; the associated element represents a campus organization or available resource, or it was created by Indiana State staff or faculty.

Academic Integrity

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Academic Honesty and Proctoring in Online Courses - This interactive lesson, created by Indiana State Online's instructional designers, summarizes the rights and responsibilities of and resources for faculty when addressing issues related to academic integrity.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Academic Misconduct Incident Report Form - When you do verify a violation of the Student Code of Conduct has occured, be sure to complete this form to report the individual to the Office of Student Conduct and Integrity.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Academic Integrity 101 - Created by Indiana State University's Office of Student Conduct and Integrity, this video helps students understand what Academic Integrity is and how to model it. 
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Code of Student Conduct - Section 2.0 of the Code of Student Conduct defines the University's position on various violations related to academic integrity.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon A Faculty Guide to Academic Integrity - This document outlines Indiana State University's guidelines for faculty when addressing issues related to academic integrity.
  • 508 Accessible Videos: How to Make Audio Descriptions - This government resource explains how to add descriptions for visual content within videos.
  • The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity - This document explains what academic integrity is, concentrating on honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.
  • The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism - You can customize this Ted Ed lesson to meet your student and course needs.
  • How to Recognize Plagiarism - You might consider requiring your students take this lesson and test (or a similar one) to improve their understanding of academic integrity.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Office of Student Conduct and Integrity - This Office is dedicated to conflict resolution as well as addressing issues related to academic integrity (and other violations of the Code of Student Conduct).
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Online Proctoring - Indiana State Online offers several options when it comes to proctoring tests within Blackboard. Check out this page for more information on the supported services.
  • The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism - You can customize this Ted Ed lesson to meet your student and course needs.
  • Quoting and Paraphrasing - Sometimes learners need a little extra help when it comes to understanding how to properly utilize sources. Using this resource (or one like it) can help them avoid accidental plagiarism.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon A Student Guide to Academic Integrity - This document outlines student rights and responsiblities related to academic integrity while enrolled at Indiana State University.
  • 2019 WCAG 2.1 for Video Accessibility - Download this free document to learn more about how to ensure your videos are accessible for all learners and compliant with federal laws.

Active Learning

  • Active Learning - Learn the theoretical foundation of active learning as well as several strategies to employ it in your classroom through this guide from Vanderbilt University.
  • Active Learning 101 - This collection of active learning classroom techniques for Rutgers University can help invigorate your instructional methods and engage learners in meaningful ways.

Adult Learning

Apps

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Appy Hour: Apple STEMs - This collection of apps is designed for STEM students and faculty.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Appy Hour: Get Your Study On! - Need some apps to help your students practice strong study skills to prepare for the next exam? Check this out!
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Appy Hour: Google It - This resource explains a variety of Google apps that are available for smartphones and tablets, including Google Drive and various add-ons, Calendar, Hangouts, and Sites.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Appy Hour: Go Viral! - This collection of apps shares resources for locating and editing images; listening to, recording, and editing audio; and viewing and editing video.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Appy Hour: Writing in the Cloud! - This list of apps is useful for both students and faculty who are in the midst of the writing process. It includes brainstorming, researching, writing, word choice, citation, revision and editing, and plagiarism checker apps.
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn – This app from Blackboard allows faculty and students quick access to many of the features in the web-based platform. Free.
  • Blackboard Grader – This app from Blackboard is specifically designed for faculty. It allows viewing of student submissions, creation of audio and video feedback, grading with rubrics, and access to the Retention Center.
  • Blackboard Student – This app from Blackboard is specifically designed for students. It allows them the ability to review their profile, alerts, course content, grades, discussion boards, and due dates. Free.
  • Critical Evaluation of Content-Based iPad/iPod App – Use this robust rubric to evaluate potential apps to use in your classroom.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon ISU Mobile – This is the official Indiana State University app. It offers resources for future and current students, online students, and alumni. Free.
  • Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps – Not sure what to look for in an app? Use this simple rubric as a guide.

Assessments/Assignments

See also Tests.

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Aligning Assessment with Objectives - This is a robust tool for understanding the importance of assessment alignment. The Alignment button includes an interactive lesson designed to build your skills at aligning assessments with objectives.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Assessment Alignment Table - This quick reference guide can assist with selecting assessments that match the intended learning classification of stated objectives.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Assignment Template - Created by Indiana State Instructional Designers, this assignment template provides a simple foundation for structuring all of your assignment sheets. Not only does it ensure you deliver needed information to online students, but it also creates a consistent among courses so that students are already familiar with the assignment sheet design.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon What Does It Mean to Assess? - This brief, interactive video explains what assessments are and the different types of assessments.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon What Is Assessment Alignment? - This brief, interactive video clarifies what assessment alignment is and why it's important.

Assessments: Formative

Assessments: Performance

Assessments: Summative

Audio

See also Multimedia.

  • Audacity - A free audio recorder and editor. Good option for instructor podcasts as well as student recordings.
  • CC Mixter - Creative Commons-licensed music featuring remixes for download or streaming.
  • Jamendo - Creative Commons-licensed music featuring over 370,000 tracks, many of which can be used for commercial purposes, downloaded, and streamed.
  • Vocaroo – This free online voice recorder is simple to use, save, and share. Recordings are not store indefinitely, however.
  • Voki - Free online avatar creator. Record your voice or type in your message and use an automated, accented voice in multiple languages. Customize your animated image.

Badges

  • Open Badges - Earn badges for skills online and off. Badges offer a standard to recognize your or your students' achievements.

Blackboard

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Best Practices for Preparing a Course in Blackboard - This video from Indiana State's Instructional Designers offers a few key tips for best practices in your Blackboard course design as well as a brief overview of the navigation within Blackboard.
  • Blackboard Mobile Learn – This app from Blackboard allows faculty and students quick access to many of the features in the web-based platform. Free.
  • Blackboard Grader – This app from Blackboard is specifically designed for faculty. It allows viewing of student submissions, creation of audio and video feedback, grading with rubrics, and access to the Retention Center.
  • Blackboard Student – This app from Blackboard is specifically designed for students. It allows them the ability to review their profile, alerts, course content, grades, discussion boards, and due dates. Free.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Blackboard Tech Support – This collection of faculty and student tutorials designed by OIT is accessible through categories or a search engine. All Blackboard courses also link to this resource in the menu (Blackboard Tech Support).

Captioning

See Videos: Captioning.

Case Studies

Cheating

See Academic Integrity.

Cognition

  • Brain-Based Learning Strategies Webinars - From Judy Willis, a board-certified neurologist and middle school teacher, these resources can help you better understand how student approach and encode new information. A webinar and multiple handouts are available.

Collaboration

See Group Work.

Concept Mapping

  • Coggle - Free, collaborative, online mind mapping
  • Keeping Students on Board with Concept Maps - This article from Faculty Focus highlights tips and strategies for implementing concept maps in your classroom.
  • Mindmeister - Free, collaborative online mind mapping. This web-based platform also has an app available for iOS and Android devices.
  • SpicyNodes - Free online concept mapping

Copyright & Creative Commons

Course Design

  • Backwards Course Design – This resource from Indiana University explains the process of backwards design, a very common method for building a course based on the expected outcomes.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Curriculum Planning Template - This template provides a framework for building or examining your course design to ensure the assignments, activities, and materials within your course help students build mastery in the intended objectives.

Discrimination

  • Guidelines for Discussing Incidents of Hate, Bias, and Discrimination - This resource from the University of Michigan offers sound advice for facilitating conversations surrounding issues related to ethnic or individual hostility and violence.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Macroaggressions: A Campus Climate Conversation with Maura Cullen - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Peter Lake on Academic Freedom and Title IX: Balancing Competing Interests - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Discussions & Discussion Boards

Distance Education

See Online Education.

Educational Technology

Engagement

See also Active Learning and Interactive Learning.

  • Mastering the Boring Basics– This article from Vitae offers excellent tips for regularly engaging students with small, everyday activities.

English

  • English Companion - This Ning network, created by author Jim Burke, is a go-to for English teachers. Seek out curriculum, community, multimedia, etc.

Evaluation: Student

First Days of Class

First-Generation Students

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon First-Generation Student Success: 5 Critical Issues for 2016 – Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Flashcards

  • Chegg Flashcards+ – Free iOS or Android app to create and share flashcards. Many study decks are available.
  • Quizlet – Free online tool to create and share flashcards and interactive quizzes and games. Many study decks are available. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
  • StudyBlue – Free online tool to create and share flashcards. Many study decks are available. An app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

Flipped Classroom

Graduate Students

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Graduate Students: How to Engage, Support, and Mentor for Their Success - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Group Work

See also Peer Evaluation/Peer Review.

Hispanic Students

See also International Students.

  • Hispanic Student Success: Data, Strategies, Completion - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Images

See also Multimedia.

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon ISU Photography Services - Search this database for images available for classroom and departmental use. These images are free to use for classroom purposes. Please contact Photography Services (812-237-2689, tony.campbell@indstate.edu) before using images in department publications.
  • Flickr – Use the Advanced Search to locate Creative-Commons-licensed photographs that are free to use and share. Keep in mind that all online images, unless stated otherwise, are protected by copyright. While fair use may apply in certain educational situations, it may be better to look for copyright-free images. For more information, see the Copyright & Creative Commons section.
  • Google Images – An excellent search tool to locate images to use in your courses. Keep in mind that all online images, unless stated otherwise, are protected by copyright. While fair use may apply in certain educational situations, it may be better to look for copyright-free images. For more information, see the Copyright & Creative Commons section.
  • Jing – This free online tools allows you to capture and edit still images.

Inclusive Excellence

See also Discrimination.

Infographics

  • 10 Free Tools for Creating Infographics - Excellent list of quick, free infographic tools. Consider using one to highlight key elements of your syllabus or assignment, for example.
  • application-pdf.png Crash Course in Infographics – This is a great resource to help build your (or your students) understanding of the complexity, organization, and graphic design of infographics.
  • Easel.ly - This free (up to a point) infographic creator has many templates and images from which to choose.
  • How to Create an Infographic Syllabus with Piktochart - This guide offers sound advice for generating a more digestible infographic syllabus using an infographic. While this article is sponsored by Piktochart, you can actually do this with any infographic tool.
  • Infographics as a Creative Assessment - This massive guide from Kathy Schrock offers an abundant amount of resources related to infographics, from examples to tools to tips. This website has it all.
  • Piktochart - This free (up to a point) infographic creator has many templates and images from which to choose.
  • Piktochart in the Classroom - Although this article is really dedicated to Piktochart, the linked resources can actually apply to any infographic creator. Excellent tips for using infographics in the college classroom.
  • Turn Your Syllabus into an Infographic - This article from the University of Notre Dame offers great tips for creating an infographic based on your course syllabus.
  • The Whats Whys and Hows of Infographic Assignments - This article from Academic Technology explains the concept of infographics and offers support for using them in the classroom.

Interactive Learning

See also Engagement and Polling.

  • Infogr.am - Create interactive infographics including bar, pie, line, and matrix charts and graphs. Free.
  • Inklewriter - Create and publish interactive stories. Free.
  • Kahn Academy – A free resource for practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning in a variety of disciplines.
  • PlayPosit – This free online tool enables you to import online videos and add interactive elements such as comments, quiz questions, and audio clips.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon SoftChalk – This online, user-friendly authoring tool allows you to create interactive, engaging lessons that can be automatically scored and integrated with the Blackboard Grade Center. Indiana State has a campus-wide subscription to this service.
  • TedEd – Locate, modify, or create interactive lessons using video, a quizzing tool with immediate feedback, and a discussion board with this fully online resource.
  • Thinglink - Generate interactive images that enable users to learn more, watch videos, embed additional images, shop, etc. Free.

International Students

See also Hispanic Students and Muslim Students.

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon International Students: Transition, Persistence and Graduation - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Large Classes

Lesson Planning

Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Quick Reference Guides - These quick reference tutorials provide basic overviews of Office 2010, Office 2013, SharePoint, and Windows and are free to use and share.

Mindset & Grit

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Mindset & Grit – This interactive lesson, created by Indiana State Online, introduces learners to the concepts of mindset and grit and encourages them to persist in their learning efforts. This course can also be customized and integrated within your Blackboard course site. For more information, please contact an instructional designer at isu-ids@mail.indstate.edu or 812-237-2345.

Mobile Learning

See also Smartphones/Tablets.

Motivation

Multimedia

See also Audio, Images, and Video.

  • Creative Commons Search – A search engine for over a dozen Creative Commons friendly websites, including music, images, videos, and other media.
  • Internet Archive – Video, text, audio, and software files, many of which are licensed under Creative Commons or are able to be used for educational purposes (check the licensing to ensure correct use).
  • Remix-T - From the University of Notre Dame, this website enables instructors to build effective multimedia elements in their digital classrooms.
  • Wikicommons – Freely usable images, sounds, and videos, organized by topic, location, type, author, license, and course (but you still have to check the licensing for limitations).

Muslim Students

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Muslim Students on Campus - Indiana State University faculty and staff have access to this webinar through the Center for Global Engagement. Please contact El-Houcin Chaqra (812-237-3085; el-houcin.chaqra@indstate.edu) for more information.

Note Taking

Objectives/Outcomes

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Assessment Alignment Table – This quick reference guide can assist with selecting appropriate, measurable verbs related to each learning classification.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Constructing Learning Objectives – This brief interactive video explain how to best structure objectives as well as their purpose.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Developing Measurable Learning Objectives – This interactive lesson can help you create meaningful, measurable course and module objectives. While specific to online courses, it can also be applied to face-to-face course design.
  • Objectives Builder – This interactive tool can help you create meaningful, measurable objectives.

Online Education

See also Quality Matters.

Open Educational Resources (OERs)

  • OER Research Hub – A great resource for research related to OERs.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Open Educational Resources – If you are interested in converting your course to OERs, this libguide from Indiana State offers many links to resources for multiple disciplines. Qualifying projects may receive a stipend to support the conversion.

Participation

Peer Evaluation/Peer Review

Performance

See Assessment: Performance.

Plagiarism

See Academic Integrity.

Polling

  • Doodle – This free online tool is great if you are trying to find common times to schedule an event or conference.
  • Kahoot – This free online tool allows for the creation of visually-based polls. Can be used with browsers, smart phones, or tablets. Once the poll is created, students access it through Kahoot.it.
  • Poll Everywhere – This online tool allows you to create a variety of polling quizzes. Poll creation is free for up to 25 responses per poll. Can be used with browsers, smart phones, or tablets.
  • Socrative – This free online tool allows up to 50 students to respond to a single polling session, which can include a variety of question types as well as “on-the-fly” questions. Also available for IOS or Android.

PowerPoint

  • Google Slides – An alternative to PowerPoint, Google Slides is portable on the cloud and allows for easy collaboration among peers.
  • PowerPointLabs – A free add-in to make more dynamic PowerPoint presentations. For an overview, see the demo video.
  • Top Ten Slide Tips – Great design advice for any slideshow program.

Problem-Based Learning

Quality Matters (QM)

Research

See Writing: Research.

Rubrics

  • A Review of Rubric Use in Higher Education – This article details the use and perceptions of rubrics in higher education. It offers a critical look at their advantages as well as their reliability and validity.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon How to Assess with Rubrics – This brief video explains the different types of rubrics that you might use in your courses and how to design them accordingly.
  • Rubistar – If you aren't sure where to begin when it comes to creating a rubric, check out this website! There are several rubric templates you can use or modify to fit your needs.
  • VALUE Rubrics – This collection from the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) offers a diverse set of rubrics specifically designed for higher education. They can also assist your program in meeting national standards and accreditation needs.
  • What Are Rubrics and Why Are They Important? – This chapter from How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading provides an overview of rubric development and value.

Saudi Students

See Muslim Students.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Smartphones/Tablets

See also Apps.

Social Media

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Student Support

  • Free Online Learning at GCFGlobal – This website offers free online lessons, videos, interactivities, and games in a variety of subjects, including technology, work, core skills, and reading and math.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Free Tutorial Services for Sycamores – The Center for Student Success offers tutoring for on-campus and online students in a variety of subjects. This lesson introduces learners to the Center and explains how to schedule a tutoring appointment.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Mental Health Awareness – This lesson introduces Indiana State students to various on- and off-campus resources to support their mental health needs while at State.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Writing Matters – This interactive lesson introduces Indiana State students to the writing support provided by the Math & Writing Center. It also clarifies how both face-to-face and online learners can schedule an appointment with the Center.

Surveys

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Qualtrics – Indiana State subscribes to this online survey creation tool, which is great for collecting student feedback or polling populations. To gain access, request an account through OIT.

Syllabus

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Course Schedule Template – Use this optional course schedule template, created by Indiana State instructional designers, to develop an effective schedule of assignments and activities for your learners.
  • How Do I Create an Effective Syllabus? – This resource from Texas Tech explains how to achieve the real purposes of a syllabus through meaningful outcome statements, assessment methods, grading criteria, and course policies.
  • How to Create an Infographic Syllabus with Piktochart – This guide offers sound advice for generating a more digestible infographic syllabus using an infographic. While this article is sponsored by Piktochart, you can actually do this with any infographic tool.
  • A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning – This article from Faculty Focus explains what a learner-centered syllabus looks like and how to achieve it. It also considers the question of how long a syllabus should be.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Syllabus Template – It can be difficult to keep up with all of the mandated University statements, office locations, and recommended syllabus language. Indiana State Online updates this Syllabus Template regularly so that you can always be assured of up-to-date information. Use it to help you revise your syllabus each semester.
  • Turn Your Syllabus into an Infographic – This article from the U of Notre Dame offers great tips for creating an infographic based on your course syllabus.
  • Writing a Syllabus – This resource from Cornell University’s Center for Teaching Excellence provides great advice on how to craft a purposeful syllabus that engages and directs.

Tablets

See Smartphones/Tablets.

Tests

See also Assessments/Assignments.

  • Rethinking My Exams – This article, from Vitae, details one instructors revisioning of his tests. Focusing on alignment of the test questions with the intended objectives created a stronger, more purposeful assessment.

Title IX

See Discrimination.

Turnitin

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Student Guide: Turnitin Feedback – This tutorial from Indiana State’s OIT provides step-by-step information for accessing Turnitin feedback from within the Blackboard environment.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Student Guide: Viewing Feedback – This tutorial from Turnitin provides information for accessing Turnitin feedback, including inline comments, general comments, voice comments, and rubrics.

Tutoring

See also Student Support.

Video

See also Multimedia.

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Alexander Press – This resource of over 62,000 (primarily non-fiction) videos from nearly every discipline is available to Indiana State staff, faculty, and students. Click on the Embed/Link icon to post the video in your Blackboard course. That is the only legal way to add the video to your course, as these videos are copyrighted and available only through a subscription service.
  • CNN Video – Up-to-date news videos.
  • Crash Course (on YouTube) – This YouTube channel is a collection of short (10-15 minute) animated videos introducing students to a variety of educational topics including philosophy, literature, physics, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, world history, psychology, anatomy & physiology, and more! Click on Playlists to view their videos based on the discipline.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Films on Demand – This resource is available to Indiana State staff, faculty, and students. Click on the link above then click on Films on Demand to navigate to the Indiana State collection of videos. If you are accessing the website from on campus, you will be taken directly to the collection; if you are accessing it from off campus, you may be taken to a log-in page where you will need to input your Sycamore user id and password before accessing the collection. Click on the Share tab to copy the Title URL or Embed Code to post the video in your Blackboard course. That is the only legal way to add the video to your course, as these videos are copyrighted and available only through a subscription service. Many (but not all ) of the Films on Demand videos are also part of the database collection when searching through the Cunningham Memorial Library's Fusion search engine; look for e-videos in the left-side menu. To add the video to your course, use the Persistent Link available below Bookmark This Record.
  • Google Video – A Google search engine dedicated to online videos.
  • MIT Video – More than 12,000 educational videos for free online.
  • TeacherTube – Free online videos created by teachers and students. You can also upload your own content here.
  • TED Talks – Over 1,500 engaging videos related to technology, education, business, etc.
  • Vimeo – A great collection of videos are available through Vimeo. However, note that not all videos are free to use and share in the classroom. Click on the SHARE button for a link or embed code to post in your Blackboard courses. If you wish to download a file and modify it in anyway, you will need to use the advanced search filter to locate Creative Commons-licensed videos.
  • YouTube – A multitude of videos are available through YouTube. You can also use the Mashup Tool to embed a player directly into Blackboard. If you wish to download a video file and modify it in anyway, you will need to use the search filter to locate Creative Commons-licensed videos.

Videos: Captioning

  • Amara – Free website that generates closed captioning for videos in YouTube, Vimeo, HTML5, and other formats. This is a great tool to assist with ADA compliance.

Videos: Instructor-Made

Videos: Teaching Strategies

Web 2.0

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Bloom’s Taxonomy Pyramid – Created by Samantha Penney, this pyramid associates various web 2.0 technologies with Bloom’s taxonomy.

Web Conferencing

  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Moderators Guide – Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is supported by OIT as a recommended synchronous tool. This lesson, created by Indiana State Online, walks faculty through how to get started using this technology.
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Moderator Guide – This website from Blackboard offers faculty tutorials to introduce you to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra environment. Novice as well as advanced features are addressed.
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: Participant Guide – This website from Blackboard offers student tutorials to introduce learners to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra environment. It's a good idea to add a link to this tutorial to your course if you plan to use this technology.
  • Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students – This Faculty Focus article shares practical techniques for making the most of your online video chats.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Which Tool Should I Use? Yuja or Collaborate? – If you aren't sure what synchronous tool will best fit your needs, check out this brief article from Indiana State's OIT.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Yuja Tutorial – Yuja is one of the recommended web conferencing technologies supported by Indiana State. This tutorial, regularly updated by Indiana State Online, provides basic information about how to navigate and utilize this technology.

Writing: Prompts

Writing: Research

Writing: Teaching

Writing: Skills

  • Sample Lesson Plans – This resource from Brandeis University offers an abundant collection of lesson plans targeting various writing skills. Easily adaptable to nearly any discipline.
  • Sycamore Leaf Icon Writing Matters: An Introduction to the Math & Writing Center – This interactive guide explains the value of writing tutoring through the Indiana State Math & Writing Center as well we how to access the services. This lesson is also customizable for specific disciplines and can be added to your course and automatically assessed and entered into the Blackboard Grade Center. For more information, please contact lisa.hughes@indstate.edu.