Real-Time vs Asynchronous Instruction

As you develop virtual or hybrid courses, you may be contemplating using real-time (synchronous) teaching, asynchronous strategies, or a combination.... ... Read More
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Making Screen Reading Easier

As you’ve probably noticed, reading on a screen is hard! It strains the eyes - and research suggests that it reduces comprehension and concentration. In a flex-hybrid course, some screen reading is inevitable, but there are steps you can take to make it less taxing for your students. Here’s how. ... Read More
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Minimizing Students’ Extraneous Cognitive Load

Web usability experts sometimes use the mantra “don’t make me think” to describe the ideal for clear, clutter-free web design and navigation. While this may sound simplistic or lazy, it’s actually just a catchy summation of one of the fundamental principles of “cognitive load theory”. ... Read More
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Creative Uses of Google Slides

If you are new to Google Slides, you will want to start with our Getting Started with Google Slides article.... ... Read More
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Flex-Hybrid Teaching

Flex-Hybrid was the course model for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is not currently an option for regular Champlain courses.... ... Read More
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Designing Class Discussions

There are many strategies and technologies available to maximize the impact of discussion in your course. If your teaching centers... ... Read More
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Guide to Videoconference Teaching

Read on for user guidance on Zoom and Google Meet (the two most commonly used videoconferencing platforms at Champlain), or... ... Read More
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Effective and Adaptable Exams

The traditional college final exam takes place in a proctored classroom, within a set block of time. This introduces some... ... Read More
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Getting Started with InSpace

InSpace is a videoconferencing tool designed around a virtual space in which participants can move, interact in small groups, and... ... Read More
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