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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.

January Jumpstart 2022: Student Engagement

The Adams Center hosted January Jumpstart Friday before the first day of class. This conversational session consisted of the Adams Center staff, and faculty in attendance, sharing engagement activities. The following ideas were shared. Please contact Amy Boone at...

Copying selected content of courses

When you start your semester, copying the course in an efficient way would save you a lot of time. You may start by creating a blank course (tutorial), and copy the course later on, using this guide. First, go to your newly created course, go to "settings," and choose...

Immersive Reader in Canvas

Microsoft Immersive Reader is a tool that can make reading materials more accessible to a variety of readers. It can be used to read text into audio, translate text into other languages, and alter the display of text to accommodate reader needs.  Check this Canvas...

2021 Counseling Care Center Update

The Adams Center is always grateful to host Tyson Alexander, Director of the Counseling Care Center. Tyson shared some current trends the counseling center is seeing with faculty recently.    It likely won’t come as a surprise that the counseling center is seeing...

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",...

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