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Study Abroad Session Summary September ’21

Stephen Shewmaker, Director of the Study Abroad Office, shared some valuable insights about studying abroad in general and specifically, ACU’s Study Abroad program.   In Milton Bennett’s Cultural Competency Model one strives to move from an ethnocentric view to...

I’ve Gotten an Accommodation Request… Now What?

Gabby Mallet, the Director of University Access Programs, shared some timely information about the Alpha program and students with accommodations.    The perspective of UAP is that all students need access. In addition, federal law protects the rights of...

A Quick Overview of Zotero

Zotero is a reference management tool, which can help teachers, students, and researchers gather the materials they need and cite them in their writing. This does not take away the need to learn the academic styles, but it helps students learn. It can be used to have...

Annotation Assignment

If you have diagrams, charts, and other fillable document for students to fill as an assignment, you might want to consider using the annotation assignment tool. When creating your assignment, choose "online" for your submission type, and then "student annotation",...

How to create two calendar events for one discussion

If you intend to create a discussion with two dates, one for submitting initial posts and one for completing responses to others, you may want to create two calendar events to make them show up on student calendars. Often, as you might have noticed, what gets on the...

Turnitin Quick Check

If you have not turned on Turnitin for an assignment in Canvas, as shown here, but would like to check one paper retrospectively, you can use the Turnitin's "Quick Submit" function to check individual papers. Here is how to set it up: Go to Turnitin.com (not in...

Picture Display in Safari

If you use Safari, you may sometimes have an issue with the display of pictures, as shown below. Here is how to resolve it: Click on the Safari tab in Safari Choose "Preferences" Click on "Privacy" Uncheck "prevent cross-site tracking." Clear the cache (under the...

Options to Allow Student Resubmissions

Student assignments should not be just a way to measure learning; it should improve learning as well. In this spirit, you may sometimes want to give students the option to resubmit assignments as a way to scaffold their improvement. Of course, if many students have to...

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