Why is Accessibility Important in Online Courses?

La Salle University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access and participation in all of its academic programs, including online programs in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Online courses can greatly benefit students with visual or auditory  impairments and upper body limitations by allowing access to a course from anywhere…

2019 Winter Institute

2019 Winter Institute Call for Proposals Would you like to be a part of the 2019 Winter Institute by facilitating a group discussion, giving a quick 5 minute lightning talk, or sharing your experiences with assessment and retention? The theme for this year’s Winter Institute is Unpacking the Hidden Curriculum: Academic and Non-Academic Strategies for Supporting Students. This…

VeriCite and Lunch & Learn

What is VeriCite? VeriCite is a tool that is available on Canvas to check students’ written work for plagiarism. This tool works to help educators easily verify originality in their student’s assignments. It automatically checks submitted work to compare against various online sources. This can be enabled directly in the Assignment settings in Canvas. Types of…

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Recommended Readings: 5 Summer Suggestions for Educators

This week marks the official start of summer. For lots of us, this means gearing up for barbecues, shore trips, and plenty of time with friends and family. It also means there’s usually extra time to fit in some of that reading we didn’t have time for during the school year. Here are some great selections to get you through the summer…

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5 Tips for Facilitating Online Discussions

Online discussions are a great way to get students writing, thinking, and interacting with each other when they can’t be in a classroom together. They can enhance face-to-face classes, too – when students think critically about a topic before in-person discussions, it helps create richer conversations. But creating and facilitating meaningful online student discussions isn’t always…