IMPACT Insights

May 2022

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Google Appointment Schedule

Allow students/colleagues to schedule appointments with you using Google Appointment Schedule. Set your general availability, and it will adjust to your changing schedule. You can include rules, like a buffer time between meetings and a minimum lead time, so you aren’t caught off guard. It is great for scheduling meetings with colleagues in different time zones because it converts your availability to their local time. Want to see it in action? Schedule a meeting with Alison McGuire, our Instructional Designer who is based in Seoul.
Alison McGuire's Appointment Schedule. Monday through Friday one hour time slots. Click on a time to schedule an appointment.

The Best Uses of Audio

In a recent article for Quality Matters, Steven R. Crawford, Ed.D., looks at the role of audio presentations and where the research says audio excels. Generally, video is more effective than audio, but there are a few use cases where audio is better. One of these is providing feedback to learners.
If you would like to give your typing fingers a rest and try recording spoken feedback on student assignments in Blackboard, you can upload audio files in the Feedback to Learner section in the grade center by clicking on the plus sign in the circle icon.
Not sure of the best way to record the audio files? Reply to this email or reach out to any IMPACT team member.
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