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Module 5: Structuring the Course - How do I put it all together and explain it to my students?
Structuring the Course: How do I put it all together and explain it to my students? A well-organized course provides a clear path for students to progress. By providing structure and clear, welcoming instructions and information students will be more comfortable and confident and will ask...
rating 12 May, 2022
Module 10: Teaching in the Virtual Classroom - How is it different and what can I do to make it better?
Teaching in the Virtual Classroom: How is it different and what can I do to make it better? Keeping a sense of balance is key when teaching online. Take advantage of strategies to boost your efficiency and manage your workload while establishing an engaging, effective learning community in...
rating 11 May, 2022
Your Account Doesn't Allow Editing on the Mac error
Users of the desktop version of MS Excel on the Mac have issues using certain features producing the error: View Only Your account username@easternct.edu doesn't all editing on a Mac. To learn more, contact your admin about your Office Plan. The issue is often resolved by following the...
rating 28 Apr, 2022
Blackboard Course Structure Template
The main purpose of the Blackboard template is to: Provide a structure that will make it easier for students to navigate the course content. Provide consistency to reduce questions with accessing readings, files, lectures, etc. Avoid excessive scrolling as well as excessive clicking. A...
rating 11 Apr, 2022
Add Users to a Blackboard Course
This article covers instructions for single user enrollment and bulk enrollments for courses and organizations in Blackboard. Single User Enrollment Blackboard allows an instructor to add other users to their course who are not automatically added by registration. Log into Blackboard and...
rating 07 Apr, 2022
Module 9: Online Presence - What can I do to ensure my students "see" me?
Online Presence: What can I do to ensure my students "see" me? Learning Objectives Being actively involved in your online class will promote student success. While online classes provide students with more flexibility and new ways to collaborate, success in the online environment is...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 8: Multimedia - How can I make it, find it, and use it in my online class?
Multimedia: How can I make it, find it, and use it in my online course? Learning Objectives Video, audio, and images are important to include in an online course to provide alternative means of communication for students who may have reading difficulties or simply learn easier through visual...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 7: Accessibility - How can I help my students who use assistive technology?
Accessibility: How can I help my students who use assistive technology? You can significantly improve accessibility in your course by following three relatively simple practices as you design course materials and by keeping accessibility in mind as you think about activities and assessments....
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 6: Usability and Visual Design - What can I do to help my students see where to go and what to do?
Usability and Visual Design: What can I do to help my students see where to go and what to do? Learning Objectives Designing for usability helps everyone. If the course and course materials are usable from the start, it reduces frustration, helps maintain student motivation, and reduces...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 4: Content - How can I make, find, and use online resources?
Structuring Content: How can I make, find, and use online resources? Your content provides the necessary information and tools that students need to complete activities and reach learning outcomes. While it can be easy to find and add more and more content to an online course, it's important...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 3: Active and Interactive Learning - What can my students "do" online?
Active and Interactive Learning: What can my students "do" online? Active learning is more than clicking links and buttons. Learning activities that require students to actively do something thoughtful with the concepts in your course (individually or in pairs or groups) improves learning and...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 2: Online Assessment - How do I know my students are learning?
Online Assessment: How do I know my students are learning? Assessments that are aligned with your learning outcomes provide reliable feedback about student learning and reinforce to students what needs to be mastered. A balanced assessment strategy in online courses can prevent surprise grades...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Module 1: Designing an Online Course - Where do I start?
Designing an online course: Where do I start? You may have heard the recommendation to start with the end in mind - the desired learning outcomes for you students. While that's a very valid recommendation, there is more to the process than just having a solid starting point. Learning...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Connecting to Wi-Fi at Eastern and Finding Your Mac Address
The instructions below relate to using ECSU BYOD5. If you are using eduroam, please see Article 180: Wireless Services. When you see a list of signals, you will see three (BYOD, BYOD5, and Eduroam), we recommend BYOD5. The recommendation is based on the signal that has the best speed. Any...
rating 05 Apr, 2022
Email Quotas and Restrictions
Email Quotas and Restrictions The following restrictions apply to faculty and staff email account: Individual emails cannnot be greater that 35 MB including attachments, and are restricted to less than 1000 recipient email addresses. Blocked file extensions: inf, ink, scf, msp, cpl,...
rating 25 Mar, 2022
Course Evaluations
This article covers the following two options: Instructions for students to evaluate a course Instructions for faculty to access a course evaluation Note: The course evaluation link is only activated for students 21 days prior to the last day of their section and will remain open for 4...
rating 16 Feb, 2022
Voice Amplification for Classrooms
Some Teaching lecterns in Goddard and Communications are equipped with a separate microphone on the lectern for voice amplification. Depending on the classroom, these fixed microphones are located on top of the lectern either to the left or the right of the computer monitor. The image below shows...
rating 27 Jan, 2022
CSUS Email Policy
At the January 7, 2009 meeting of the Council of Presidents, the CSUS Email Policy - Email as an Official Correspondence, was approved with an effective implementation date of August 1, 2009. Attached please find a copy of the policy. CSUS Email Policy
rating 12 Jan, 2022
Blackboard Combined Sections Request
This form should be filled out by the course owner for the purpose of combining separate Blackboard sections into a single section. This is not for combining Cross Listed Courses. Cross Listed Courses should be combined automatically. IMPORTANT: The combination process will remove any content...
rating 05 Jan, 2022
SPSS License Renewal for Home Use
Home use licenses for SPSS expire at the end of December every year. To renew your license, contact helpdesk@easternct.edu for the current code and follow the instructions below. Launch the License Authorization Wizard from the Programs or Applications Group on your Mac or PC. On the Product...
rating 03 Jan, 2022
Blackboard Single Sign-On (SSO) Guide
The following guide provides how to access Blackboard using single sign-on using the following link, https://easternct.blackboard.com/. Click on the drop-down icon. Click on Single Sign-On. Enter your Eastern email. Click the Next button. Enter your Eastern password. Click...
rating 09 Dec, 2021
Creating a Course Tool Link
The instructions below show how to add a Tool Link to the course menu found on the left side of a Blackboard course. Click on the circle-plus icon (1) on the upper left-hand corner of the course menu. Click Tool Link from the resulting menu (2). Give the Tool Link a name (3) Pull...
rating 06 Dec, 2021
Installing Adobe Acrobat DC and Creative Cloud Applications
All university-owned Windows computers have the main Adobe Creative Cloud application installed, which manages the individual Adobe applications. However, due to the size, the standard Eastern package only includes some of the individual applications. If the application you need is not on your...
rating 15 Nov, 2021
Work at Home and Online Instruction Toolbox for Faculty and Staff
The following links and documentation are for IT tools and services that enable a variety of remote capabilities. Additionally, CIT offers training and support sessions. Instructions on how to book a session are in Article 543: Book Training with CIT. For faculty who have no previous experience...
rating 25 Oct, 2021
FindTime
FindTime is an Outlook Add-In that let's you conduct a poll to determine possible meeting times. Because it's integrated with Outlook, it knows the free/busy time of your participants and will present options with that in mind. Once consensus is reached you can easily book the meeting and have it...
rating 22 Oct, 2021