Instructional Development Center

Self-paced online professional development

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The "Essentials of Online Courses" is a self-paced online professional development course for anyone who wishes to learn the tools and functionality of EKU’s Blackboard learning management system.

This is a comprehensive online course that consists of a series of interactive tutorials on how to create and use various Blackboard tools and functions.

Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Early course logistics

  • Course content creation (items, folders, adding files)

Dr. Chengyl Zhang - CON 121 Introduction to Construction Thinglink Interactive

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This week, we are featuring Dr. Chengyl Zhang's Thinglink interactive from CON 121 Introduction to Construction. Thinglink is used to provide information within images by hovering over bullet points. Other items, such as video and other images, can be included within hover boxes.

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Dr. John Wade - Introduction to the Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model

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This week, Dr. John Wade uses our lightboard technology to explain the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model. The lightboard is an easy way to explain processes and ideas by simply treating it as a whiteboard or chalkboard when lecturing.

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Life of a Product - Dr. Leslie Vincent

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In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Leslie Vincent explains the life of a product using PowToon, an easy-to-use video engine featuring animation and images.

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Guitar Introduction - Dr. Karin Sehmann

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We are featuring Dr. Karin Sehmann's ThingLink presentation Guitar Introduction. ThingLink provides a way for students to interact with images, showing more information, such as web sites, video, and text.

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Improvement Plan - Dr. Elizabeth Crane

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Join us today as we take a look at a PowToon video created by Dr. Elizabeth Crane. This video provides instructions and guidance on creating an improvement plan for departments or grade levels.

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Five Tips about Sources and Plagiarism - Dr. Michelle McCrory

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For this week's featured faculty showcase presentation, Dr. Michelle McCrory created a presentation with Powtoon featuring five tips about sources and plagiarism. 

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IDC Faculty Showcase: American Consumer Subcultures

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Join us this week as Dr. Weiling Zhuang explains American Consumer Subcultures through a speed drawing video.

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Dr. Myra Beth Bundy - History of Treating Mental Disorders

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Join us today as we explore the topic of the history of treating mental disorders with Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, who completed her faculty multimedia project using video speed drawing.

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Faculty Showcase - IDC Top Picks

Shirley O'Brien - OTS 863 – Sensory Processing and Occupation

This week we are showcasing Dr. Shirley O'Brien's use of 3D content in an online course. Dr. O'Brien uses Google Sketchup to show the creation of a sensory space for an individual with autism spectrum disorder. You can view the video here

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