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Strategies to Keep Students Engaged Online

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Zoom alone is not enough to keep students engaged in class, especially with everything that’s going on in our world today and all its distractions. Students are used to getting information quickly and in a thrilling fashion. The challenge for instructors now is creating this engaging environment, oftentimes with limited time and resources.

Five Tips for Creating a More Accessible Course

Minimize barriers and improve learning for a diverse population of students with these five quick tips for improving the accessibility of course material.

Show Off Your Students’ Learning with Portfolios

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The instructors I work with uniformly want students to learn the course content, but even more than that they want students to become self-directed learners who can succeed in the workforce after they graduate. Promoting metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, helps students acquire skills and keep learning beyond a course’s end date. Online portfolios as course assignments can be an effective way to promote metacognition and prove to employers just what your students are capable of.

Not sure where to begin? There’s a template for that.

University of Florida CITT Start Here template course site dashboard tile in Canvas

Whether you’re new to Canvas or an expert user, setting up a learner-centered course from scratch can be a little daunting! CITT provides Canvas course templates that faculty can use as a starting point to set them—and their students—up for success.

SPSS Statistics and Sample Power for your Statistical Needs

Improve your statistical skills to become a better researcher

Are you in need of statistical help? SPSS Statistics is a comprehensive application for analyzing data that can be used for the Social and the Natural Sciences. SPSS is easy and makes statistical analysis more accessible for the beginner and more convenient for the experienced user. Learn how to import files, display reports with tables and charts, plot distributions and trends, perform data cleaning/preparation, and carry out basic/advanced statistical analyses. Simple menus and dialog box selections make it possible to perform complex analyses without typing a single line of code. Sample Power is a robust software to estimate the needed sample size for your study. Some departments require the power analysis of the statistical test for your proposal approval.

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