Brendan Cox

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WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Brendan Cox

Formative and summative assessments of the courses are essential. Always be open to changes that can be made. This in itself is workload management as some of the changes can save the instructor time...

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Brendan Cox

In an online environment, students require frequent feedback. An instructor should be careful though not to be giving "too much" feedback when it comes to group discussion boards, chats, etc. The...

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Brendan Cox

Planning ahead and blocking out your time is important for an instructor. Acknowledging when and where you will work best is key and stick to your plan about when you'll be an available online...

WLMS to Develop the Learning Environment | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Brendan Cox

Workload managment is very important. Instructors in an online environment should evaluate their expected workloads ahead of time and come up with ways to distribute, eliminate or enhance various...

Making Your Course Accessible | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Brendan Cox

There are a lot of possible ways to make your courses accesssable. I, for one, did not know about the ALT Text option in Word. When laying out new presentations, thinking about the content being...

Assistive Technology (AT) Tools | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Brendan Cox

You need to have a plan for students that have vision, hearing or mobility impairments. Typical LMS's do not mesh well with Assistive Tech tools if you're just trying to take what you have already...

Legal Obligation | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Brendan Cox

We are obligated to be able to present materials in a manner that all students can learn successfully in compliance with ADA standards. You should investigate if your institution already has the...

Online Learners with Disabilities | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Brendan Cox

When setting up courses, we need to take deliberate steps to ensure that what we're laying out can easily transfer to students with various learning disabilities. It may take some outside of the box...

Evaluating Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Brendan Cox

Feedback is a big part of the rubric whether it's helping you assess the rubric to see if it provides what you need, allowing you to give students feedback through the rubric or having student input...

Building and Testing the Rubric | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Brendan Cox

While it can seem intimidating, there are many resources out there for successfully building a reliable rubric. A quick Google search can get you some good resources along with the links provided in...