Introduction to Rubrics in Blackboard

Why Use Rubrics? Well-crafted rubrics can be a very helpful tool for grading your students’ work. Benefits of rubrics include: Time savings – Because feedback is standardized to specific criteria, you don’t need to generate original responses for each student’s work. Better projects and papers – If provided ahead of time, rubrics help students to […]

Spring 2013 Educational Technology Workshop Series

Please join the Instructional Design team on Tuesdays from 1-2pm for our hands-on workshop series. We designed this series to help faculty and staff leverage the tools available at La Salle University. If you find that these sessions aren’t at a convenient time for you, or if you’d like to explore a topic not included […]

“Magical” Guide to Citing Sources

If you find that your students are struggling to understand proper attribution, have them check out Kate Hart’s “Magical Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism.” The guide and related post provide concrete examples that demonstrate proper citation in action. Don’t be thrown off by its social media bent — the advice works well for all types of […]

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Spreading

If you are one of the lucky ones, you have personally attended one of the conferences hosted by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), an organization that’s dedicated to spreading ideas. More likely, though, you are like the rest of us who have to settle for watching the TEDTalks on, on Netflix Instant, or anywhere else […]