Category: Tools

Rubrics for Assignments in Online Courses

An important aspect of an online course is grading assignments and providing feedback. This is especially true in an asynchronous course where there is no real-time interaction between the instructors and students. Click to learn about how rubrics can enhance your online course.

6 Ways to Use PDF Converter in Online Classes

PDF Converter for online education

PDF conversion tools can help both educators and students present and share their assignments, reports and projects in a universal format that can be viewed on any device without needing to install the native application used for creating the original documents.

Here are six ways online learners and teachers can use PDF converters in online education.

Visually Organize Your Thoughts With Mind Maps

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Creating a mind map is a powerful way to organize your thoughts in a visual form. A mind map is similar to a flow chart, except that while flowcharts normally proceed in a linear top-to-bottom order, mind maps progress clockwise from the top, and feature radial structures branching out from one central node.

Mind maps show you the relationship between ideas, structuring the information in a way that clarifies what is the main idea and what are the peripheral details. They let you see see the overall picture.

Using the Explain Everything iPad App to Give Feedback on Student Work

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Explain Everything is a powerful iPad app that provides an interactive whiteboard for creating screencast presentations.

With the Explain Everything app, you can import documents, pictures, videos, sound files, or browser windows to your project, and then add drawings annotations, animations, or voiceover narrations. The final project can then be recorded and shared with other people.

Here are 4 examples of how instructors can use the Explain Everything App to provide feedback on student work.