Author: Tom Rosenberger

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Accessibility: Not just a civil right

A recent article published by EDUCAUSE Review makes the case that framing ‘accessibility’ as a civil right is perhaps the most effective way to gain the attention of college faculty, staff, administrators, and students. That’s because a potential civil rights violation is assumed, by many, to be a serious matter that could put the organization’s finances and reputation at risk. While… Read more →

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Time On Task Sample

The following demonstrates one way to report your Time On Task for a course that includes an online component (distance education). This sheet was attached to an E-Learning Pre-Approval Form to help demonstrate “regular and substantive interaction” as well as quality and rigor in this course. If you have questions about reporting your Time On Task, ITS Online Learning Services… Read more →

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Time On Task Guidelines for Learning Activities

So, you’re sitting in front of an E-Learning Pre-Approval Form wondering how on Earth you can accurately estimate the time your students will spend completing the tasks outlined in your syllabus. You start to make assumptions regarding the speed at which student read, write, analyze, etc. but you feel very uncertain because, after all, the time it takes you to… Read more →

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Improve Testing (and Teaching) with Item Analysis

Did you know that Blackboard’s Test tool includes an Item Analysis Tool that provide statistical data of student performance both by question and overall?   This information can help you better align your instruction and assessments by identifying areas where students struggle.   Easily recognize questions that might be poor discriminators of student performance, improve questions for future use, or adjust credit on current attempts. You can… Read more →

Beginning of Semester Checklist

First Week Success Research shows that students will be more successful in your online course if you successfully engage them the first week. Be creative and think of something that will motivate your learners. Have them use the discussion tool to introduce themselves, respond to other students, and take a sample quiz. Consider a homework assignment to give them an opportunity… Read more →

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Chalk & Wire ‘Support Central’

What is Chalk & Wire? Chalk & Wire is an electronic portfolio and learning assessment platform that allows the College to evaluate its own effectiveness at delivering the quality, consistency, and rigor that we are proud of. Individual students can see how the quality of their coursework stacks up against the big-picture standards that guide the College’s academic programs. Academic departments can use… Read more →

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Chalk & Wire FAQs: Instructors Using Blackboard

This article is intended to assist faculty accessing Chalk & Wire through a Blackboard course. GETTING STARTED: The general process for using Chalk & Wire inside of Blackboard is as follows: Instructor sets up assignment link Students upload work / add content Students submit it to instructor Instructor assesses using linked rubric and releases score Sound familiar? Yes – it’s true – this process is fairly… Read more →

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Chalk & Wire FAQs: Students Using Blackboard

This article is intended to assist users accessing Chalk & Wire through a Blackboard course. GETTING STARTED: The general process for using Chalk & Wire consists of two steps: Upload your work / add content to the assignment page, which you access through the link in your Blackboard course. Submit it to your instructor. Please watch the following very quick video, demonstrating the basic… Read more →

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Chalk & Wire FAQs: Students using Direct Login

This article is intended to assist users accessing Chalk & Wire through ‘direct login’ – http://eportfolio.strose.edu.     GETTING STARTED: The general process for using Chalk & Wire consists of four easy steps: Obtain an account (setup for you) Create a portfolio (according to your instructor’s directions) Upload attachments / add content (work samples, papers, etc.) Submit it to the appropriate assessor… Read more →

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Chalk & Wire FAQs: Instructors Using Direct Login

This article is intended to assist instructors accessing Chalk & Wire through ‘direct login’ – http://eportfolio.strose.edu.     GETTING STARTED: The general process for using Chalk & Wire is as follows: Student creates a portfolio (according to your directions) Students upload work / add content Student submits it to their instructor Instructor assesses using linked rubric and releases score You are strongly encouraged to read the… Read more →