The Office of Online Learning will be following a modified schedule during the holiday season and into the winter interim. We will resume our normal hours of operation when the College begins the spring semester on Monday, January 22, 2018. We wish the College community a safe, happy and healthy holiday season. See you in 2018!
Recording in eClass
eClass now has built-in audio and video recording through PoodLL, no added software required! Record lectures, create audio-visual assignments, and more.
Snowed in? Don’t cancel class! Learn how you can use Big Blue Button, our virtual classroom platform, to share resources and present with full audio and video support.
Putting the Discussion in Forums
Presented by Peter Witkowsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
Peter discusses the lessons he’s learned about using Discussion Forums in traditional and online courses, including how to create incentives for participation, how best to manage the assessment of posts, and how to deal with common obstacles to having productive conversations.
Presented by Kathy Venable, M.S., M.B.A., Instructor of Mathematics
Kathy shares her best practices in creating an engaging learning environment in a fully online course, such as setting clear expectations for participation, emphasizing the use of academic language, and creating multiple opportunities for peers to collaborate in the course.
Online Art History Course
Presented by Rebecca Glenn, M.A., Adjunct Instructor of Art History
Rebecca, who teaches fully online art history courses at Mount Saint Mary College, shares her strategies and best practices for developing a comprehensive and multimodal experience for her online students.