Home » Teach Online » Teaching Online Resources » Tips for Faculty, from Faculty Tips for Faculty, from Faculty Have you ever experienced course envy? You see other professor’s courses and wish that you knew all their secrets. Never experience course envy again! The Center for Distributed Learning will be releasing ‘Tips for Faculty, from Faculty.’ Check back regularly for a new video from one of UCF’s great faculty members. Topics will range from accessibility all the way to student engagement. Share Your Tips! Share Your Tips! Have a tip you’d like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Zoom Timers “Having the timers is a way to help us all manage our time and our bandwidth in Zoom.“ Dr. Christine Hanlon, Associate Lecturer, Communication Kris Hestad, Multimedia Specialist, FCTL Resources: Zoom TimersHow to Use a Timer in Zoom Lightboard “With the Lightboard, I can draw arrows, I can draw circles around the model. I could just illustrate right on the spot in ways that I couldn’t have otherwise.“ Dr. Ann Miller, Professor, Communication Resources: Lightboard at the FMCLightboard ExampleShedding Light on Student Learning Through the Use of Lightboard Videos Think Pair Share “It gives them an opportunity to hear what their peers are thinking to see if their ideas are in alignment with their peers ideas.” -Dr. Julie Donnelly, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Resources: FCTL Active LearningInteractive Techniques Materia “The benefit of using Materia in your classes is it’s a really easy and engaging way for students to interact with your course material.“ Dr. Jessica Waesche, Lecturer, Psychology Resources: MateriaMateria Quick Start GuideWhy to Consider Game-Based Online LearningUCF Open: Materia Reflection “I don’t really force them [students] to do anything, but that reflective moment makes a huge difference in their growth throughout the class.” -Matt Dombrowski, Assistant Professor, School of Visual Arts and Design Resources: 2018 Dziuban Award RecipientThe Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online TeachingDziuban Award WorkshopsTOPR Entries on ‘Reflection’ OER Implementation “If you find a good open access textbook the quality is as good if not better than the commercially-available ones because the people who are writing them are actually very dedicated to doing this.” -Dr. Bruce Wilson, Professor, Political Science Resources: Free books. No catch.Publishing Open Texts at UCFOER CommonsOasisThe Mason OER Metafinder (Mom) Discussion Strategies “Be open-minded and innovative in your use of discussion prompts. There are two strategies that I’ve used in my classes that have been really effective with getting the students both engaged and thinking critically.” -Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster, Associate Professor, Anthropology Resources: What are Discussions?Use Word Clouds to Enhance Critical ThinkingEncourage Authentic Learning in Classrooms in Online Discussions Through the Use of Photovoice Syllabus Tool “I post in that tool the top half of my syllabus. So, it’s the contact information, technology requirements, and other key pieces of information that they [students] need to know before they register.” -Dr. Beth Nettles, Adjunct Instructor, College of Engineering and Computer Science Resources: Syllabus ToolCourse Preview Feature Question Banks “I heard it from a colleague of mine. She was showing me her test banks and I was like, that’s awesome, I’m stealing it. And now, I’ve applied it to all of my classes and it’s really helpful.” -Dr. Sandra Wheeler, Associate Lecturer of Anthropology Resources: Create Quiz from Question BanksHow do I create a question bank in a course? Video Captions “The biggest tip I can give to people is to have a transcript already produced. Usually, when I do this, I write the transcript before I record my lecture. Then, I make edits to that transcript after I’ve already recorded and that way you already have it done.” -Dr. Amanda Groff, Associate Lecturer of Anthropology Resources: How to Create Captions in YouTubeProactive Captioning for Online CoursesCreating Accessible Multimedia Check back later! We will have more tips coming soon!