Sunday, August 29, 2010

eTeaching Tips: Online Discussion & Lecture Uploads

Online Discussions
If you are using Online Discussions for your teaching, we advise you to remind students to draft large postings offline (e.g. in MS Word) and ‘cut and paste’ the final. The eLearning Space times out after 20 mins of inactivity, and in the past students have lost work.

Lecture notes in PDF
To avoid problems for students across the University, please save your Online Documents in PDF format. It is preferable to use ‘black and white’ and ‘3 per page’ (Handout mode). Benefits of PDF include;
  • portable document format
  • generally smaller in file size
  • easier to download
  • avoids common printing problems
If you use eduStream, the alternate is to upload your PPTs there and the software takes care of all the conversion for you

For UOW eTeaching assistance call #3683


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