Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Rebecca Harris

Rebecca HarrisOnline Learning and Instructional Technology Services is thrilled to announce that Dr. Rebecca Harris has received Quality Matters certification for her online course, Environmental Economics (ECP 3302).

Through the faculty based peer-review process, her course has been found to meet the highest national standards for online course quality and design. The course was awarded certification on December 21, 2016.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Harris on this significant achievement and her continued commitment to high quality online teaching and learning!

When asked about the process, Dr. Harris stated the she “is grateful to the DL staff for all of their help!”

Her course is now listed on the QM directory of certified courses from colleges and universities across the nation. The QM Seal of Recognition and information regarding the course quality certification will now be displayed on the home page of her course.

Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information about Quality Matters.

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Quality Matters Recognizes Dr. Christina Salnaitis

Christina SalnaitisPlease join us in congratulating Dr. Christina Salnaitis! On Friday December 16, 2016, Dr. Salnaitis received Quality Matters Certification for her online course, Cognitive Psychology (EXP 4680).

Through the faculty based peer-review process, her course has been found to meet the highest national standards for online course quality and design. Not only did her course meet the essential QM standards, she received the total possible score of 99 points.

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized program that examines course design to assess the quality and alignment of an online course through a peer-review process using a rubric of evidence-based practices. The eight general standards of the rubric include; Course Overview & Introduction, Learning Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learner Support, Accessibility& Usability, Course Activities & Learner Interaction and Engagement, and Assessment & Measurement.

Dr. Salnaitis’ course is now listed on the QM directory of certified courses from colleges and universities across the nation. The QM Seal of Recognition and information regarding the course quality certification will now be displayed on the home page of her course.

Contact Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services for more information about Quality Matters.

 

Using Roll Call Attendance in Canvas

Canvas has a nifty feature that allows you to electronically mark attendance for your classes. If you would like to use this feature for your spring courses there are a few things you should know about Roll Call.

  • Roll Call is located in the left-hand column of Canvas and is listed simply as Attendance. This should not be confused with USF First Day Attendance. Roll Call is meant to be used throughout the semester.
  • Once you activate Roll Call Attendance, it will automatically create an assignment worth 100 points and a corresponding column in your gradebook worth 100 points. You can change the point totals to reflect the weight of attendance in your syllabus.
  • You can also adjust the value of attendance when someone is late. The default is 80% for that day.

If you would like to learn more about Roll Call, you can visit the Canvas Instructor Guides, or send me an email and I will be happy to sit down with you to show you how it works!

Best,

Otis

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