Donna Smith

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WLMS for Course Revisions | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Donna Smith

As an online instructor, it is important to use technology that is reliable, accessible, and user-friendly to assure successful student learning

WLMS for Communicating and Collaborating | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Donna Smith

Instructors should be present in class at least 5 days to show students their presence and provide feedback to show the student that their effort is being recognized. 

WLMS for Teaching Online | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Donna Smith

Time management skills to avoid work overload will create a more successful teaching environment and a more successful outcome for the students.

WLMS to Develop the Learning Environment | Origin: EL112 | New comment by Donna Smith

Time management,eliminating distractions, and organizational skills are important components to a successful online teaching experience.

Making Your Course Accessible | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Donna Smith

I found interesing the different ways in which to make a course more accessible, for instance; add an ALT text tag for an image, chart, photo or visual elements.  

Assistive Technology (AT) Tools | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Donna Smith

The institution is responsible for making sure all courses are presented accessible to students with disabilities. Simply putting curriculum content into an LMS does not secure accessibility for...

Legal Obligation | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Donna Smith

All material presented for learning in an online environment must be easily accessible for the students with disabilities, for example; close captioned.  

Online Learners with Disabilities | Origin: EL111 | New comment by Donna Smith

Providing checklists and organized content can help students with disabilities stay focused and on point.  

Evaluating Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Donna Smith

Reliable and valid rubrics should have the same end result if another instructor was grading the same student.  

Building and Testing the Rubric | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Donna Smith

Rubrics need to be reliable, valid and fair.