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Welcome Bhuvinder Vaid, Educational Developer

Welcome Bhuvinder Vaid, Educational Developer

My name is Bhuvinder Vaid (he, him, his), but most everyone calls me by my nickname, “Beev”. I am so excited to be joining the CTE at CapU, but perhaps most importantly, joining a team of passionate and supportive colleagues.   Before the last 16 months of teaching...

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Formative Feedback: Listening to Our Classrooms

Formative Feedback: Listening to Our Classrooms

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay   What are you doing in the classroom this term that’s working? What might you be doing that isn’t really creating those meaningful learning experiences you intended? Formative feedback is a chance for us as instructors to...

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Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Returning to classes at the start of term - whether it is face to face, blended or online - means having a chance to connect with students. How can you make this an opportunity to increase student engagement, and to create meaningful and equitable learning experiences...

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Virtual Information Session: Problem Based Learning

Virtual Information Session: Problem Based Learning

This project is a collaboration between, The School of STEM, Creative Activity, Research and Scholarship Office (CARS) and Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE). By the end of this session, participants will leave a better understanding of problem based learning....

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Ungrading

Ungrading

 Big Idea: Eliminating grading increases student motivation and learning Ungrading is the practice of minimizing or eliminating grades in order to focus on meaningful feedback and student learning. Proponents of ungrading suggest that grades themselves are artificial:...

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Using Audio Feedback Effectively

Using Audio Feedback Effectively

By Brian Ganter, ePortfolio Faculty Support, Centre for Teaching Excellence Audio feedback is a built-in feature in eLearn that allows up to 3 minutes and 20 seconds of audio recording as way to respond to assignments. Here are few reflections on why you might use...

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Use Welcome Messages to Set the Tone for Your Course

Use Welcome Messages to Set the Tone for Your Course

The first two weeks of your online course offer a unique opportunity to create a learning space that feels welcoming and coherent for students. Sending out a warm and informative welcoming message can set the tone for the course. The Announcements activity in eLearn...

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