The TIPS Blog

Our blog brings together our team and campus partners to provide up-to-date information about teaching, learning, research, innovative practices, best practices, student success, and everything in between.

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    New Zoom Feature Alert: Whiteboards

    Mar 13, 2023 by Amy Linville
    A new version of the existing whiteboard with some updated features! Learn how to create a whiteboard in Zoom.
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    Intro to Open Pedagogy

    Feb 27, 2023 by Jessica Critten, MA, MLIS
    March 6-10 is Open Education Week! This week the global education community celebrates all things Open Education, including specifically Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as open pedagogy. If these are new concepts to you, or if you just want to learn more, read on!
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  • A man facing the camera stands in front of a chalkboard that contains a handwritten cloud diagram with the words "reduce, reuse, recycle" connected to "recycling, plastic" and the phrase "say 'no' to".

    Increase your Market Intelligence with Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes

    Feb 13, 2023 by Jeremy Lingle
    We share how to use tools that matches data from university transcripts with a national database of jobs to provide information about our graduates, such as earnings, industry of employment, and geographic region post-graduation.
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    Accessibility and Poll Everywhere

    Jan 30, 2023
    Learn how to make your PollEverywhere accessible for all learners and all audiences whether you're hosting a meeting or teaching in class.
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    PollEverywhere: Create Interactive Courses & Workshops

    Jan 16, 2023 by Emily Barber
    Polls can be used to engage students and spark conversations during class. Use Poll Everywhere to gather students’ opinions on topics, create icebreakers to build community, and give a voice to all instead of just the loudest in the room. Integrate your Poll Everywhere account with Canvas in order to assign grades to students for participating or for correct responses.
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    Getting your students to read

    Jan 2, 2023
    We know the readings we assign are crucial for helping students learn new knowledge and prepare for our class discussions. However, only 15% of students read the assigned materials (Deale & Lee, 2021)! How can we help students engage with these readings?
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