Summer 2017 KINspiration

Over this summer the eLearning + Digital Strategy team is sending you a weekly short video clip to #KINspire you to explore academic technology… Post your own KINspiration on our social media Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with #kinspired. YouTube playlist link: z.umn.edu/kinspired KINspiration #8: Adobe Acrobat Pro … Lesser-Known Features Adobe Acrobat Pro…Lesser-known Features Adobe Acrobat Pro…

Kickstart Mini Workshop: No Pain, All Gain Grading

Gradebook is one of the most loved and most hated tools in Course Management Systems, most people “love to hate it,” but… “… It’s all about configuration,” says Lyn DeLorme, instructional designer in the College of Education and Human Development. Using (Moodle) gradebook provides important advantages for students and instructors: Saving time and effort Properly set up, it…

Kickstart Mini Workshop: How to actively engage all students

At February’s School of Kinesiology “Kickstart Mini Workshop”, Deb Wingert, Ph.D., shared valuable tips for actively engaging all students.  Deb Wingert, Ph.D., from the Center for Educational Innovation at the University of Minnesota, is an expert when it comes to active learning. She serves as the coordinator for the Early Career Teaching Program and teaches in the…

Did you know? Flashcards for your phone

Flashcards have been a staple of classroom study tools for generations of students, and as the world transitions from paper to digital, it is no surprise that the way students use flashcards today follows that trend. Students are busy, and being able to study flashcards on the go is one of the many time-saving benefits…

Kickstart Mini Workshop: (K)Inbox Zero

Another School of Kinesiology “Kickstart Mini Workshop” introduced the amazing Inbox Zero method  After discussing concepts including Google Mail labels, filters, and labs, our very own Jonathan Sweet walked participants step-by-step through the setup of Gmail using a new approach to organizing inboxes. The method to achieve an empty inbox on an ongoing basis uses…

Take the guessing out of grammar. Get Grammarly.

Not sure if the subject-verb agreement is correct in that sentence you just wrote? What IS the difference between “its” and “it’s”? And what are those crazy rules about commas, anyway? If you write (and who doesn’t), you probably have at least an occasional question about grammar. English as a language is a landmine of…