Monthly Archives: October 2016

Checking Attendance in Brightspace

Welcome to our first installment of Bright Ideas for Brightspace! This new column will feature tips and tricks for Brightspace, the new LMS OKWU is moving to. To get us started, lets look at how the Course Verification Survey works in Brightspace. The OKWU Online Attendance Policy remains the same with our move to Brightspace: “Participation is defined […]

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Seeking to Engage

2 Simple Ways to Better Engage Your Students Have you known those people who can make an hour presentation feel like 10 minutes? …or those others who make an hour feel like 4? Well, work on being that first person; your students will thank you…and learn more. How? Here are a couple of principles for […]

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Online Class Discussion

In online courses, class discussion is a mainstay of learning and participation.  as we make the move from blackboard to bright space, we are using this as an opportunity to make adjustments to our expectations and assessment of online class discussion. We have developed a new AGS online class discussion guidelines document (available here). Beginning […]

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Q&A with B. J. Thelander

What do you do here at OKWU? I am an AGS Academic Advisor. What do you like most about working at OKWU? I love the Christian atmosphere where prayer and encouragement are a part of our daily lives at work. How did you end up here? A God-opened door. Where did you originally call home? […]

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Grading: Ministry or Misery?

You may find it odd to have the words ministry and grading juxtaposed in the same sentence. I did. However, after reading this article, I understood. As an instructor, what is your approach to grading? Your attitude about grading? Do you enjoy hearing yourself expound on the interesting characteristics of your academic content or sharing […]

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