Spoonful of Sugar: Fresh Strategies to Bring the Element of Fun and Engagement to Your Classes Flyer

A Spoonful of Sugar: How to Bring the Element of Fun (and Engagement) to Your Online Courses! Webinar Resources

Mahalo for joining the A Spoonful of Sugar: How to Bring the Element of Fun (and Engagement) to Your Online Courses! Webinar on March 22nd!  Great ideas for student engagement were shared by the participants – we collected them in a word cloud below:

What strategies have you used or experienced that successfully combined fun and engagement with learning?  Kahoot! Scavenger Hunts, Flipgrid, Role Play, Music, GIFs, Memes, Quizlet, Playdoh, puzzles, Online Jeopardy, Eggspert Kit, Active Learning Groups, Bingo, Exercise breaks, scenarios, video clips, interactive crosswords, personal stories of strategies that worked or failed, screenwriting, label reading with their home foods, Q&A, Polling, students enjoy my dumb jokes, find lyrics related to topic challenge.
A word cloud image of an umbrella containing various participants’ engagement strategies.

We would like to thank all the guest presenters and participants for joining us. You’ll find the webinar recording and a link to the presentation slides on the event’s page. Please contact us via the uhoic@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.  Aloha!

Best of All Worlds: Strategies for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Webinar Resources

Best of All Worlds: Strategies for Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Webinar Flyer

We had a great turnout of 115 attendees! During this webinar, we focused on online synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid (a combination of asynchronous and synchronous) learning strategies.

A special mahalo nui to our presenters for sharing their insight and for supporting the breakout room discussions. 

You’ll find the webinar recording and a link to the presentation slides on the event’s page.

Preparing to Teach Online at UH (PTTO) module is now hosted on SCORM Cloud!

Preparing to Teach Online at UH Module

You asked, we listened! The ability to save content progress has been a feature that many PTTO participants have been asking for since the module first rolled out. After looking at a number of solutions, we decided to use SCORM Cloud as the new hosting platform for the PTTO module. SCORM Cloud not only allows for content progress to be saved but also for other integrations that were not possible with our previous hosting method. This change will open up many new possibilities to enhance the PTTO module and we hope you look forward to seeing those changes in the near future.

If you have any questions about SCORM Cloud or changes to the PTTO module, please email uhoic@hawaii.edu. We always love hearing from you! 

Laulima v20 Upgrade & Tips for Instruction Webinar Flyer

Laulima v20 Upgrade Updates and Webinar information!

Guess what? You may have heard that Laulima will be getting a bit of a facelift later this month! The learning management system will be upgraded to version 20.4 on December 26, 2021. This upgrade will contain some tool enhancements that may help streamline your online teaching and course site management. Your long-awaited features like batch date manager and Assignments document viewer are finally coming soon! 

The UH Instructional Design Professional Learning Community (PLC) will be hosting the Laulima v20 Upgrade and Tips for Instruction webinar to showcase some new features and updates for Laulima (e.g., date manager, in-line grading within assignments) that will be rolled out with the version upgrade. We encourage all faculty and staff currently using Laulima to attend this webinar to familiarize with the upgrade and ask any questions you may have. Please see the webinar information below:

Date: Friday, Jan. 14, 2022
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Registration: http://go.hawaii.edu/ESV

We encourage all faculty and staff currently using Laulima to attend this webinar to familiarize with the upgrade and ask any questions you may have.

Work Smarter (not Harder) with Google Docs webinar flyer

Work Smarter (not Harder) with Google Docs Webinar Resources Added

The Work Smarter (not Harder) with Google Doc webinar on Nov. 9th was well received. We had a great turnout (142 attendees), with faculty, staff, and presenters engaged in lively conversations throughout all of the breakout rooms! There was something for everyone in the various sessions!

Mahalo to the instructional designers across the UH system who collaborated to co-host this webinar!

You will be able to find the webinar resources, including a Youtube playlist with the breakout room recordings and a link to the presentation slides on the event page.