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Distance Learning Week Brings Variety of Opportunities

National Distance Learning Week logoThe University of Louisiana at Lafayette will hold four exclusive events in addition to daily sessions offered by the U.S. Distance Learning Association to give online educators an opportunity to explore best practices within the distance learning community.

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Quality Matters Refresher Required for Online, Hybrid Faculty

Online and hybrid faculty must complete this refresher to maintain their certification.Quality Matters has changed is rubric.

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Faster, more efficient support

A new dedicated support line will make it even easier to reach a member of the Instructional Support Team.

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Live Web-Conference Platform

Zoom - Host synchronous virtual meetings or class sessions with your online students on our new web-conferencing tool, Zoom.

In these virtual meeting spaces you can deliver a presentation, show videos, share your desktop, use the whiteboard to work problems, engage students through voice and chat features, share documents, poll students, and/or record your live online class session(s). For more information about Zoom, view our Zoom EduTool page. If you are interested in obtaining a license to host your own sessions, please complete this Zoom license request form.

Virtual Proctoring

Examity & ProctorU - If you plan to use Examity or ProctorU to have your Fall 2017 course exams virtually proctored, please alert us at least 2-3 weeks prior to the first exam you intend to offer with Examity or ProctorU by completing this form. For more information about Examity and ProctorU, visit our Academic Integrity section of the EduTools webpage.

Video Lecture Capture

Panopto - Panopto, a lecture capture and recording software is fully integrated with the UL Moodle, so accounts are generated when you add the Panopto Focus Block to a course. Links to your videos are automatically generated and accessed only by students enrolled in the courses you integrate with Panopto. You can learn more about how to record and provide your lecture videos to students by viewing the Panopto Edutool page.

Feedback and Plagiarism Checks

Turnitin - Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and grading software. Consider using this product to receive and grade written assignments in your Moodle course. To learn more about the different capabilities that Turnitin has to offer, visit the Turnitin EduTool page.

Engaging Online Discussions

VoiceThread - Tired of text-only discussion forums? VoiceThread is a video-based sharing and collaboration tool that allows you to post video for students to view and add their own comments and notes. The comments can be in the form of video, audio, text, or graphics. VoiceThread is integrated with Moodle, so videos can be accessed directly from your course with no additional login. To request a license and begin humanizing your discussions today, complete this form. Learn more at our VoiceThread EduTool page