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April 12, 2022 Faculty Blog

What Does a Syllabus Convey? Insights from the Student Experience Project

by Deborah Keene, Blount Scholars Program, and Luvada Harrison, Department of Theatre & Dance This past summer, we were able to participate in the pilot program for the Association of Public and Land Grant Institutions (APLU) Student Experience Project’s First Day Toolkit initiative. The workshop provided an opportunity for us to review our course syllabi

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December 6, 2021 Active Learning

Teach Your Students Active Reading: Assign Texts in Blackboard with Hypothesis

by Lauren Horn Griffin, Department of Religious Studies Your Blackboard course menu includes Hypothesis on your “build content” menu. Hypothesis works with files you add to your course. It also works with any website. Hypothesis is a teaching tool that allows you to have your students “show” how they are reading your course content. With

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November 8, 2021 Active Learning

Webcameras that Facilitate Better Conversations Virtual Guests: Perhaps “OWL” Being See You…??

by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies What is this? Have you tried using a basic computer web camera to capture conversations in a classroom? Prof. Loewen has experimented with dozens of methods since 2009. With the arrival of the REL digital lab at UA’s Department of Religious Studies in 2021, things have changed. Among