Teaching Tools

Take advantage of technology to meet student learning needs, increase student engagement and accessibility–while saving time in the long run for you. Below are a few we’ve curated for you- easily used in your online or hybrid course.  Use the blog search bar to find additional resources.

Scaffolded Anti-Racism ResourcesThis is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. All resources have been sourced from other Google docs, or articles — simply reordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. Resources will continue to be added.

Teaching in Politically Fraught Times:  “…Sometimes local, national, and international events send shock waves through our communities that most of us cannot ignore and that all of us—students, faculty, and staff—experience in different ways…Although we can never predict how to respond in such moments, here are a handful of resources that might help with framing conversations both in and outside of the classroom.*” (POD Network)

Keep Teaching:  Online teaching resources organized around topics of immediate interest to successfully pivot from face-to-face to online/remote teaching.

Higher Education Crowdsourced Expert Resources with Commentaries:  The Association of Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) provides pedagogical commentaries on remote/online resources (e.g., articles, videos, documents, slides). 

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Online Tech Tools for Educators: Crowd-sourced spreadsheet listing tools alphabetically with short description and features checklist to quickly find what you need.

Free Courses on Accessibility:  This is a list of free, open online courses on Accessibility in online design and course development.  Tons of helpful information including Universal Design for Learning!

Screen Recording and Capturing Resources: This is a small selection of screen recording and capturing resources the Ferris eLearning Team recommends as a starting point for annotating exemplars, narrating lectures, and giving feedback.  Or, you can always record using Zoom–Simply start a meeting with yourself, and begin recording.

Templates & Other Resources

A Taxonomy of Questions for Question Generation: Writing questions for assessment can be a challenge, especially when trying to align the type of question with specific learning and thinking outcomes.  This taxonomy helps ensure you are writing questions aligned with the desired type of student learning for your course (#OAM-Assessment, #OAM-Feedback)

Directions for recording a group project using zoom: If you would like additional tutorial materials, please feel free to contact eLearning@ferris.edu for assistance.

Template section is being updated in summer, 2020, to include Canvas Course and Page Templates–ones shown below were originally created to use in Blackboard pre-2019 but may give you ideas.

Template formats below follow ADA guidelines. These are downloadable templates–we recommend you to download these files to your computer and save under a different name to edit in Word.

Rubric Sample Template: Sample assignment rubric

Schedule of Events Template: Sample schedule of events

Standard Syllabus Template: Sample standard syllabus

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