Technology Center

July 27, 2020

Cycle 114

Paul Hanisko

July 13 – 24, 2020 Work Complete Appreview (Complete) Revise the header and review progress bar that appears at the top of the application detail page. This revision makes the page tidier and highlights important properties and the overall status of the application at a glance. (Complete) Email templates can be archived. Email templates, used…

July 13, 2020

Cycle 113

Paul Hanisko

Work Complete 7/6/2020 – 7/17/2020 Applicant Review (Complete) Fixed an administrative tool for configuring prerequisites per teacher certification endorsement subject. Clicking an existing item was not properly loading it into the Edit/Delete form. Test Scores (Complete) Fixed an administrative tool for configuring test scores as evidence of proficiency for teacher certification. Clicking an existing requirement…

May 28, 2020

Talking about socially distanced education…

Yanko Michea

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a thoughtful article to help us to think about future strategies to develop healthy educational environments in this new socially distanced reality. The article summarizes different approaches from multiple educational institutions planning for fall.

May 15, 2020

EDUCAUSE fall planning survey results

Yanko Michea

EDUCAUSE published the results of a short national survey looking at higher ed institution’s response plans for the fall. Overall, institutions are preparing for multi-modal education, combining online with face-to-face models. Institutions are also looking at ways to improve faculty and student support and other services. If you want to learn more about this survey,…

April 28, 2020

More Accessibility Resources

Yanko Michea

Sheryl Burgstahler, Ph.D. (Director, UW Accessible Technology & DO-IT), recently sent us a short list of accessibility tips for faculty: 20 Tips for Teaching an Accessible Online Course with video at She also pointed us to a comprehensive collection resources at: AccessDL – more general content and resources for making online learning accessible…

April 27, 2020

Non Technical Online Meeting Tips

Yanko Michea

LinkedIn recently published a fun article sharing some general tips for online meetings, along with a fun primer with zoom culture lingo (Zooming, Zoomba, Zoomitis). Follow this link to take a look at the article.

April 17, 2020

Online Exam Proctoring with Proctorio (by Karin Roberts)

Yanko Michea

The rapid shift to remote teaching has heightened concerns about academic integrity in a fully online learning environment. In response to many requests from campus units and faculty, UW-IT will provide an online proctoring service, Proctorio, for use during spring and summer quarters. Anxiety’s impact on learning Since academic misconduct has roots in anxiety —…

April 8, 2020

What Twitter is telling us about students’ experience with remote teaching

Yanko Michea

Veletsianos and Kimmons recently published an early analysis of Twitter feeds of students talking about their online experience. The researchers recognized interesting themes coming from these tweets: Students appreciate faculty who remain positive and calm Students would like faculty to maintain a proper perspective Students appreciate faculty who are empathetic, who are flexible, and who…

Student Ed Tech Challenges in COVID-19 Times

Yanko Michea

EDUCAUSE has published the results of a nation-wide survey for higher education organizations to start assessing the perceived impact of this transition to remote learning. Access to broadband internet and appropriate equipment are mentioned by more than half of the institutions. Access to internship opportunities along with health services are equally recognized as important issues….

April 6, 2020

QM Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist

Yanko Michea

Quality Matters is one of the leaders in the development of a method/rubric to assess online course quality. Recognizing the uniqueness of our challenges, they have developed an Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist to help members of the teaching community to assess their courses. You can access the rubric here.

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