BoilerKey Training Dates March
- Westville LSF 241 – March 12th & 16th 9-11 am
- Hammond Gyte 143 – March 5th & 19th 1-3 pm
The Middle of the Semester is a Good Time for Reflection
With the middle of the semester finally here, now would be a good time to implement a mid-semester course evaluation. Real-time course evaluations provide valuable information used to enhance the course(s) you are currently teaching. Rather than waiting until the end of the semester to receive course evaluation results, create a set of survey questions using Qualtrics or use the survey tool within Blackboard Learn. Watch our video on Qualtrics to begin. Need ideas? Refer to the following resources:
Create a Calculated Column to Determine Midterm Grades
Learn how to create a column that calculates a mid-semester average. You may also use this technique to create a running course percentage to be displayed for the duration of the course.
ScienceDirect – All Subscribed Content (Elsevier)
From foundational science to new and novel research, discover our large collection of Physical Sciences and Engineering publications, covering a range of disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied. You can find ScienceDirect in our database A-Z list.
Good Cybercitizens Make the Internet a Safer and Better Place
Digital citizenship is an important part of an individual’s online identity and requires everyone to take steps to make the Internet an enjoyable, safe place for everyone. As professionals, we need to encourage all generations grow as digital citizens and enable them to make the Internet safer and more secure. Here are some tips to keep in mind as we work together to create a better, safer digital world for ourselves and others.
- Respect yourself and others.Practice good netiquette, know the law, and do not do things that would cause others harm. The Golden Rule applies online, as well.
- Practice good communications.Never send an e-mail typed in anger. Put it in your draft folder and wait. Keep in mind that digital communications do not give the reader the same visual or audio cues that speaking in person (or by video or phone) does.
- Protect yourself and your information.Use complex passwords or passphrases, and don’t reuse the same password or variations of a simple phrase. Better yet, enable two-factor authentication or two-step verification whenever possible.