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Export an ExamView Test/Quiz into Moodle

Step-by-step instructions on how to export an examView test/quiz into Moodle... Read More...
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Boosting a First-Time Online Adult Student’s Self-Esteem

As professors, we all have seen first-time students who are so nervous that they do not even know where to begin, let alone how to achieve their educational goals. I am one of those lucky professors who works with adult students who are going back to school for a myriad of reasons, and are choosing to take online classes. Not only do these students need help with writing an academic paper, and how to submit an assignment to a dropbox, but their self-esteem and support system are sometimes lacking. Read More...
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Best Practices in Audio & Video Classrooms (3)

Tips on how to encourage student participation:
  • How to encourage remote students to ask questions and participate in discussion?
  • How to deal with students who feel isolated from the rest of the class?
  • How to moderate the conversation among multiple locations?
  • How to manage teams in a class with remote students?
  • How to deal with the “us versus them” attitude forming among students at different locations?
  • What do I do when there is only one student enrolled at a remote location?
  • What do I do when remote students need to present to the rest of the class?
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Play Video in Nefsis

Youtube videos are frequently played in audio/video classes to enrich students’ learning experience. Due to the codec limitation (with mp4 files), directly playing Youtube within Nefsis will cause some issues. A workaround is to use a Youtube downloader to download the Youtube video as an AVI file to your computer or thumb drive, and play it as a media file in Nefsis.

To download the Youtube downloader and convert the videos to avi format, please contact the Support Center at x7447 or support.center@npc.edu Read More...
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Best Practices in Audio & Video Classrooms (2)

Some tips, tricks and best practices regarding:
  • Supportive Impression
  • Class Materials
  • Reducing Interpersonal Distance
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Export Examview or TestGen Quiz Questions into Moodle

Both Examview and TestGen are test generator programs designed to help you create paper handouts, quizzes or tests for your students. Below are the instructions of how to export quiz questions from these two programs into Moodle:

For Examview: https://support.einstruction.com/entries/21287973-export-an-examview-lesson-into-moodle

For TestGen: https://catalystdev.deanza.edu/?pg=faq&question_id=9 Read More...
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Best Practices in Audio & Video Classrooms (1)

Professor Ryan Jones, Faculty in English who has taught in audio/video classrooms for years, shares his thoughts on how to make the classes more effective - Read More...
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Read More...
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Headset for Adobe Connect

The built-in speaker and microphone on computers can cause feedback that is very distracting for the instructor.  The instructor speaks and after a short delay they hear themselves as it goes through the student's system and back into the student's microphone.  Below are some ideas from different places that will work for a student. Here are a few places they can go for sets under $20. Read More...
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