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This course was developed to provide specific tips to help distance educators successfully manage certain teaching tasks in the online environment.

This course is one in a series of distance education faculty development mini-courses. This course, Managing your Distance Course, cover many tips to help you successfully manage certain teaching tasks in the online environment.

  • Overview: General discussion on the modules and the content.
  • Module 1: Communicating with students takes a great deal of time and effort. Certain management strategies may help you successfully communicate with students while maintaining adequate instructor presence.
  • Module 2: Tired of going from place to place in your course to assign grades and provide feedback - the Assignment Tool is a must learn for all distance educators.
  • Module 3: You can streamline your assessment by entering all questions into a pool of questions and then pulling various questions for particular assessment purposes.
  • Module 4: Tired of spending more time scrolling to find items in the gradebook than you spend assigning grades? This module feature tips on organizing your gradebook and using Blackboard tools to identify student trends.
  • Conclusion: Supporting resources for your use.

Having a communication strategy and using specific strategies to manage the amount of responses required by instructors may reduce some of the workload in the distance course. It will certainly organize and document communications with students. The Assignment Tool will organize the task of locating and grading student assignments. Using test pools provides a great amount of variety in what you can do with assessments. If you plan certain categories in the gradebook, you can sort and filter for certain information, reducing the amount of scrolling for information you have to do to enter grades and comments.

This isn't a cookbook approach at all. We encourage you to use strategies that make sense for your instructional style and to discard strategies that you don't like. If something looks promising but you don't know if you have the technical skills - contact your instructional designer.

We want you to be successful and we will work with you to learn to manage your course in the way that you feel makes sense for you.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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