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e-Learning and Instructional Support

March 2022 e-LIS Newsletter

e-Learning and Instructional Support provides and develops tools and resources to enhance the online teaching and learning experience. Our monthly newsletter offers tech tips, helpful information and links to relevant articles. We are here for you!

Tech Tip - Share YouTube videos from specific point

Did you see that?

Sometimes YouTube videos can be long and difficult to search. Use this tip to direct someone's attention to a certain moment in the video! Click the Share button below the video. There is a checkbox below the link that says, "Start at..." You can enter a specific time OR pause the video at a specific point and then click Share. YouTube will auutomatically insert the time into the "Start at..." box. Copy the link to the video or use the Share buttons. When someone views the video, it will automatically skip to the selected time. When they start the video, it will begin at that point.
Share box from YouTube.

Now available

Support Services launches new podcast

e-LIS Manager of Support Services Dan Arnold and Assistant Manager of Support Services Kate Huttenlocher have teamed up to create a new podcast, Inclusive and Online with Kate and Dan. The monthly podcast features Kate and Dan discussing topics relating to inclusivity, educational technology and online learning. Join them for a lively dicsussion of relevent topics, poignant interviews and for recommendations on tech tools that will help you create the inclusive environments that you seek in your classrooms and beyond.
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Excellence in Online Teaching Celebration recording available

If you were unable to join us for the Excellence in Online Teaching Celebration, you can now view the recording of the virtual event. The event featured remarks from Nivedita Mukherji, interim associate provost for Faculty Affairs; keynote presentation from Charlene Hayden, 2021 Online Teaching Excellence Award winner and special instructor in the Department of Chemistry; and a panel of current and former online students. To watch the video, click the link below.
Watch now

Applications for Affordable Course Materials Stipends

The Affordable Course Materials Initiative Team has launched the third installment of an incentive program for converting courses currently using textbooks and course materials costing more than $40 to OER and low-cost materials. Applications are due April 13. This is funded by OU Student Congress. See the application for more information including a range of stipend options. For more about OER view the library guide. 

On Our Blog

OLC membership provides additional tools for OU faculty

Oakland University’s e-learning and Instructional Support aims to provide faculty with resources and tools to help them excel at online instruction. This includes access to the extensive menu of offerings from the Online Learning Consortium. Read more on our blog

Professor promotes use of social media in classes

Chiaoning Su, assistant professor in the Department of Communications, Journalism and Public Relations and also a faculty fellow in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, said social media provides a convenient, engaging and useful forum for microlearning. It's also something most students are already using in every day life. In a recent CETL workshop, Su explained the use of social media in classes and ways instructors can get started. Read more on our blog

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Professional Development

New workshop dates announced

e-Learning and Instructional Support has set dates for a number of workshops for this summer. It's not to early to sign up and plan what workshops will help you enhance your online teaching. 
Currently, these workshops are offered remotely through Google Meet or Zoom. For more information on the services and workshops offered by e-LIS, visit the e-Learning and Instructional Design website.

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