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Help with End-of-Semester Tasks

Help with End-of-Semester Tasks

We hope you had a great semester! As you wrap up the term here are a few things that can help with your end-of-term tasks. End of Term checklist – Recently updated for Canvas, we have compiled a list of the most pertinent things you should do when concluding...
Gamify Your Course with an Escape Room

Gamify Your Course with an Escape Room

Gamifying a course can engage and motivate students by tapping into competition and reward systems. One way to add this to your course is by creating an escape room. An escape room is a gaming experience where participants must collaborate to find clues by interacting...
New Start of Term Checklist

New Start of Term Checklist

The start of a new term is upon us. DEI has created a new checklist of things to consider as you prepare a Canvas site for a new semester. If you are teaching in Canvas this spring and would like support contact us at deiteam@umn.edu. The checklist is available as a...
If This Then That: Qualtrics for Teaching and Learning

If This Then That: Qualtrics for Teaching and Learning

Qualtrics is web-based software for creating online surveys. Qualtrics is available for use by all U of M faculty, staff and students at no cost. Although designed for surveys, this readily available tool can be also used to create online learning activities that will...
Family Social Science Video Interviews

Family Social Science Video Interviews

Family Social Science (FSoS) faculty worked with Digital Education and Innovation (DEI) to develop a series of video interviews. The goal of these videos is to introduce new and prospective students to the field of Family Social Science. DEI is collaborating with...
Using Google Slides for Student Collaboration

Using Google Slides for Student Collaboration

Google Slides  can be a good tool to increase student collaboration in your course. Here are a few ideas to use: Community-Building Name Tags Have students introduce themselves to the instructor and other students by adding a customized slide to a deck that is shared...

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