Category Archives: Best Practices

Podcast Playlist

Podcast recommendations from your Ed Tech and TCDC team Looking for inspiration? Podcasts are a convenient and approachable way to pick up some new tools for your teaching toolkit. In this new feature, we’ll share a few of our favorite … Continue reading

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Summer EdTech Book Club: Intentional Tech

Join the EdTech Online Book Club as we read and discuss Derek Bruff’s: Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching. “Arguing that teaching and learning goals should drive instructors’ technology use, not the other … Continue reading

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Improving Colour Accessibility for Students with Colour Deficiency

Improving Colour Accessibility for Students with Colour Deficiency Image CC by Johannes Ahlmann Did you know that approximately 1 in 12 men is colour blind? Colour blindness — or more accurately, poor or deficient colour vision — can affect a … Continue reading

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Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions

Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions Are you facilitating an online course this semester or next and still feel a bit overwhelmed about using technology? Join the Ed Tech Sandbox Sessions to try out your tools and synchronous teaching in a safe … Continue reading

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Do you have a favorite mobile app for teaching and learning? Tell us about it.

The Educational Technology department wants to hear about the mobile apps that have made online teaching and learning better for you and your students. Tell us about your app and be entered to win a gift card.  

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Increasing accessibility of course content: How to create closed-captioned videos

Increasing accessibility of course content: How to create closed-captioned videos What are closed captions? Closed captions are a transcription of dialogue that is added to a video or digital presentation and, when turned on, appears as text on the bottom … Continue reading

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EdTech’s Semester in Numbers (Infographic)

Many thanks to Mirabelle Tinio for this Infographic summarising some of our statistics for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Increasing Accessibility of Course Content: Tips for using the Brightspace Accessibility Checker

Increasing accessibility of course content: Tips for using the Brightspace Accessibility Checker Web Accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of making websites and online content usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. Use the Brightspace Accessibility Checker to identify common … Continue reading

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A Curated List of Ed Tech Articles

A Curated List of Ed Tech Articles Whether you are on your NID and preparing for the spring semester or you are currently tackling your debut semester teaching remotely online, this list has something useful for you. In this short … Continue reading

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Using Padlet to Enhance Online Group work

Wondering how to keep your online students engaged?  EdTech Advisor and former Chair of Library Tech, Diane Thompson, suggests Padlet, a tool that facilitates interactive and collaborative creativity. Using Padlet to Enhance Online Group work The challenge of maintaining teaching … Continue reading

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