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You’ll find the latest from the Adams Center staff here at the Adams Blog.  The content varies, but the subject is always the same: teaching and learning.

How to change a thumbnail?

You upload a video to Studio for your course, and Studio can give you any random thumbnail (cover photo). If you upload a video recording from your Zoom meeting, the video will be named Zoom0, which isn't descriptive either. Check the following video to see how Dr....

Spiritual Formation In the Online Classroom

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30   A few...

How to create a video and add it to Canvas?

ACU has a ton of tools with which you can produce videos and add them to your course for the students to see.  In the following video I discussed what the workflow looks like: And here is a demonstration:  

Academic Coaching from University Access Programs

University Access Programs is offering academic coaching for students as Academic Coaching during COVID-19 Event A service of University Access Programs Who can receive academic coaching? Priority will be given to 1st-and 2nd-year students, Alpha Scholars, and...

How to show a PowerPoint with narration in Canvas?

You can turn a PPT or Keynote file directly into a movie and then share it in Canvas.  In the following video, I am going to show you how to do it in PPT.  The method is the same in Keynote.  One advantage of Keynote is that it will automatically hide the thumbnails...

Assessment and Testing for Remote Teaching

In this new season of teaching and interacting with students, each faculty will be deciding how to approach testing and assessment. First and foremost, consider your learning outcomes. These are what need to stay in view even in the midst of shifting the format. Stay...

Using Videos to Teach: Synchronous Options

When assessing your decisions to create video content for remote teaching, the first choice you will make is what needs to be synchronous and what can be asynchronous. You likely will choose both for different purposes.   When choosing synchronous meeting time...

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