Can students read your PDF course materials?

By Gabe McMorland Do you use course materials in Adobe PDF format? Make sure your PDF materials use actual digital text instead of just an image of text. Check PDF materials you scanned yourself and also materials downloaded from websites or academic databases. When you scan pages of printed text into a PDF, the resulting…

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Style Guidelines for Online Courses

by Dean Croll You are probably asking, “Why would I need or care about style guidelines for online courses?”  The simple answer is that things will be much easier for you as you teach the course.  Yes, there will be a bit more work in the beginning, but the benefits in the long run will…

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CourseWeb and Textbook Integration

By Kevin Craig If you are using or planning to use a textbook in your course from McGraw-Hill, Pearson, or John Wiley & Sons, and are looking for ways to give your students the problem-solving practice they need, without burying yourself in homework problems and tests to grade, and your students could benefit from receiving…

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