2015 Conference on Teaching Large Classes

2015 Conference on Teaching Large Classes Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia July 23, 2015 Conference Website The Conference on Teaching Large Classes focuses on teaching and learning practices and research related to large classes. The conference is a showcase for best practices in teaching and learning in large classes, as well as the research that provides evidence for the…

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Best Practices for Adding Captions to Your Panopto Videos

Videos you produce for your classes should be captioned for those with hearing impairments or other disabilities, according to Sections 504 and 508of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This post outlines considerations before creating captions for a video and evaluates several software options and workflows for captioning. The end result will be a video hosted on Panopto that has a full set of properly-synced captions.

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PowerPoint in the Classroom

Many students expect that presentations will be available for them to review before and after class.  Microsoft’s PowerPoint remains a standard tool for instructional presentations since it was introduced in the early 1990s. Although many presenters cram as much textual information as possible into each slide, PowerPoint is best used as a learning tool when…

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